vegan-nachosThese vegan nachos were engineered for vegetarian bodybuilders who need complete proteins.

Our tribe needs complete proteins, that’s why I put quinoa in these vegan nachos. It also adds a nice texture and heartiness to the meal.

And for the magic ingredient, I used turmeric (curcumin), because it is powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and good for muscle soreness. According to a 2013 medical study published in the “Journal of Pain Research,” 400 milligrams of curcumin was comparable to taking 2,000 grams of Tylenol.

Note: Turmeric is better absorbed in our bodies with the help of black pepper.

Vegan Nachos That Serves Six

Quinoa mixture:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp dry thyme
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp vegan Worcestershire
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper (add to taste)
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and sliced

Cheese sauce:

  • 2 tbsp vegan margarine
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups shredded vegan cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast

Nachos dish:

  • 1 bag organic tortilla chips of choice
  • Quinoa mixture (see above)
  • Cheese sauce (see above)
  • Guacamole (highly recommended)
  • Black olives (optional)
  • Fresh salsa (optional)

I like protein-packed recipes that I can make quickly in large quantities. Here’s one of our most popular ones: Veggie Chile Recipe That Helps Muscle Soreness