Boost Your Training Performance With Plant Sumo's Plant Based Meals for Athletes

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You probably don’t want to spend an hour in the kitchen preparing a healthy meal from scratch after a long tiring day of training. However, you are concerned with your diet and general well-being as an athlete.

How do you balance your desire for delicious yet healthy meals with your lack of time to cook them daily? Well, we have a solution for that!

Here at Plant Sumo, we offer ready-to-eat plant-based meals that cut your time planning and cooking delicious yet healthy food. You won’t be bored eating our meals as we have more than ten meals inspired by cuisine from around the world.

Whether you’re a vegan or just looking for a healthy meal alternative, our meals are perfect for you! What are you waiting for? 

Give us a call today to avail your meals!

Plant-Based Meals: What Are They?

Plant-based meals are exactly what they sound like. 

A plant-based meal excludes meat, dairy, and eggs in favour of whole plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and legumes. Plant-based foods are low in calories and saturated fat, high in fibre, vitamin and mineral rich, cholesterol-free, and low in calories. 

You can get all the protein, calcium, and other necessary nutrients your body requires by consuming various meals. It’s crucial to consume vitamin B12 from a reputable source. With a daily supplement or fortified foods like nutritional yeast, plant milk, and breakfast cereals enriched with vitamin B12, you can quickly satisfy your daily vitamin B12 requirements.

Plant-based food is frequently interpreted differently by many people. A semi-vegetarian or flexitarian diet is where some people eat primarily vegetarian meals but still consume limited amounts of animal products like meat and fish. 

Pescatarian diets are those that exclude meat but yet incorporate fish. Vegetarians are those who avoid eating meat or fish but still consume dairy and eggs, while vegans avoid any items derived from animals, including dairy, eggs, honey, and gelatin.

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Benefits of Plant-Based Meals for Athletes

Vegan athletes have demonstrated that you don’t need meat to achieve. Some endurance athletes now swear by a vegan diet, saying it helps them perform better in competition by making them feel healthier, less inflammatory, and more energised. 

More and more endurance athletes are racing toward a vegan diet as a result of the success of vegan diets, which has motivated many others to give it a try. 

Here are four reasons why plant-based meals help athletes improve their performance.

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Plant Foods Helps Your Body Recover From Stress and Injuries

Athletes put their bodies through a lot of mental and physical strain. Compared to the average person, they consume more calories. Due to the quantity of training that athlete does and the rise in oxidative stress, they are also decreasing fuel storage. Straining their joints will have an adverse physical impact, including inflammation. 

By eating more vegetables, athletes can refill their glycogen levels and get more antioxidants to help fight inflammation. The natural pigments known as betalains, found in foods like beets, turnips, and radishes that are red or yellow in hue, have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-lipidemic, and antibacterial qualities. 

Additionally, dark cherries, spinach, and kale are excellent sources. It’s crucial to consume a variety of fruits and vegetables. Before working out or training, drinking tart cherry juice can help to avoid discomfort and muscle injury.

Plant-Based Meals Increase Cardiovascular Health

Even long-distance runners are prone to heart problems. Surprisingly, endurance athletes may have more severe atherosclerosis and cardiac damage than sedentary people, especially as they age. The saturated fat, cholesterol, and relative lack of antioxidants and fibre in animal products may be significant in atherosclerotic alterations. At the same time, it is yet unclear whether this is due to the side effects of physical exercise or the meals frequently used to fuel it.

On the other hand, plant-based diets, free of cholesterol and low in saturated fats, are crucial for maintaining heart health, which is essential for endurance athletes. In particular, they have been demonstrated to lower blood cholesterol and reverse coronary atherosclerosis and plaque buildup. Additionally, studies have indicated that vegan diets enhance blood pressure, blood sugar regulation, and plasma lipid contents.

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Increases Athlete's Blood Flow

Blood circulation affects athletic performance because it provides nutrients and oxygen to muscles and removes waste products produced by their metabolic processes. Therefore, the body’s capacity to perform these processes might be influenced by the condition of our arteries and blood. Blood flow problems will also affect performance.

Plant-based meals boost blood flow and improve athletic performance and workout recovery. These nitrates differ from the sodium nitrite frequently added to processed meats like bacon, which can produce hazardous chemicals when cooked due to high heat and protein interaction. Dark leafy greens like spinach and other leafy greens, zucchini, and beets are foods that contain dietary nitrates that are good for your health.

It Helps Athletes Who Are Trying To Lose Weight

A plant-based diet includes foods like fruits, vegetables, and legumes that are highly filling but low in calories. In other words, many plant-based foods have low caloric densities, allowing you to eat a lot of food without consuming many calories.

Plant-based diets’ high fibre content promotes a healthy digestive system and is linked to decrease cholesterol and body mass index readings (BMI). Furthermore, research indicates that plant-based diets can enhance insulin sensitivity.

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Plant Sumo's Ready-To-Eat Plant-Based Meals

We at Plant Sumo understand that athletes are busy and struggle to find something healthy yet delicious to eat. This is why all our meals are ready to eat yet ensure high-quality and oozing flavour in every bite. Here are some of our high-in-protein meals that are perfect for athletes.

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Tofu And Tempeh

Soy products are one of the best protein sources for a plant-based diet. At Plant Sumo, we have All About Da Katsu, Nuts on Tempeh, Seitan Stir Fry, and Kimchi Bao Buns.

All About Da Katsu

You’ll fall head over heels in love with our katsu once you’ve tried our delicious aubergine drenched in real miso, covered in crisp, golden panko breadcrumbs, and served over the softest rice from California. Our meal’s headline ingredient, a wonderful loaded pepper and potato katsu sauce, is slathered on this dazzling dish.

Nuts On Tempeh

Our Nuts on Tempeh is a nutty dish made of golden oven-baked tempeh, shaved coconut, shredded kale, pineapple, and courgette that is lovingly layered on top of noodles.

This tempeh is guaranteed to satisfy you with its peanut satay sauce, crushed peanuts, and fresh spring onions.

Seitan Stir Fry

We at Plant Sumo have reinvented the stir fry in a devilishly delicious plant-based version that will have you hailing “Seitan.” Our orange and chilli seitan is served with shiitake and oyster mushrooms, spring onions, baby corn, beansprout, peppers, and ginger on a bed of delicious egg-free noodles.

Add spice to your life with our mouthwatering stir-fry meal, which is finished with a gleaming red chilli glaze.

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Kimchi Bao Buns

Here at Plant Sumo, we offer deliciously steamed fluffy bao buns filled with a patty of beetroot, broad beans, and sloppy, delicious kimchi, served with a zingy, pleasantly crunchy slaw. A nutritious, flavorful, and upbeat complement to your training will surpass any sandwich you’ve ever had.

Quinoa And Nuts

Quinoa is a grain with high protein content. And all the meals containing nuts from our bespoke menu are good providers of protein– which is suitable for athletes.

Bringing Back Da Mac

An iconic comfort meal favourite is macaroni and cheese. Plant Sumo is bringing “Back Da Mac” with our inventive, decadent, and plant-based take.

A creamy mixture of pureed pumpkin and garlic, hot mustard grains, and sweet shallots kicks the traditional macaroni shell.

Pumpkin Pancakes

Dessert or breakfast? With our picture-perfect pumpkin pancakes, you have a choice. This decadent stack epitomises pleasure with its delicious combination of pumpkin and fresh almond milk.

It is finished with a thick layer of pumpkin puree, luscious blueberries, and sticky maple syrup.

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Bangin Overnight Oats

Do you want a “bangin” breakfast? Choose our hearty overnight oats, bursting with texture and flavour and prepared with sweet almond milk.

This meal is fantastically fruity with substantial oats and the pleasant crunch of linseeds, chia seeds, and sunflower seeds. It bursts with dried cranberries, apricots, sultanas, and finely grated apples.

Tropical Quinoa

Are you looking for a sweet plant-based dessert? For our quinoa’s bright tropical fruit, go coco-nutty!

Desiccated coconut, ripe mango, chia seeds, and the best white quinoa are all combined with a splash of delectable coconut milk to create a delightful dish.

Looking for something that is not on the list? Click HERE to browse more of our menu.

Start Boosting Your Performance With Plant Sumo!

Protein is essential to an athlete’s diet because it supports muscle growth and repair. Athletes frequently follow high-protein diets, especially those who want to develop a leaner, more defined body. 

Athletes must consume 15 to 20% of their daily caloric needs as protein when training intensity, volume, or both increase. Eating meat and eggs daily to reach this protein requirement can sometimes lead to dissatisfaction. After all, who wants to eat the same food every day?

Plant Sumo offers solutions for athletes like you who have protein requirements. Our plant-based meals are rich in protein. Aside from that, we have over ten delicious meals so that you won’t be eating the same dishes over and over again.

Start boosting your performance through our delicious plant-based meals. 

Give us a call today.


If your current diet is not typically high in fibre, switching to a plant-based or vegan diet may initially make you feel bloated. The key to increasing your fibre intake is to do so gradually so that your gut can adjust to processing it. Consider your stomach as a muscle that needs to be strengthened by regular exercise. Therefore, when you progressively increase your fibre intake, your digestive system will become more effective at breaking down fibre, allowing you to increase your consumption gradually.

When planned correctly, a vegan or plant-based diet can be both healthful. You need to make sure you have adequate protein and vitamins each day. The cornerstone of a healthy diet is often dietary fibre. This supports the gut, which is generally responsible for preserving your immune system and general health and well-being. When consuming this diet, micronutrients like iron, vitamin B12, and zinc can be in danger, so they should be a focus of the diet or be supplemented.

We don’t track calories, macros, or micros, but we work to ensure that every meal we serve is the ideal combination of nutrient density. Our meals typically range from 300 to 400 grams, excluding breakfasts. In addition to healthy fats and plant protein, our meals feature a variety of complex carbohydrates, nuts, seeds, legumes, and fruits. In addition to energising your body, mind, and spirit, these nutrients work together to support and feed your gut microbiome.