Vegan Athlete Diet

There are probably some other well-known Power Couples in the Plant-Strong world but today I’m celebrating two you may not have heard of as a couple yet: quinoa & lentils.

They are used together in a lot of recipes, they go well together just on their own, they are easy to prepare together in the same pot, etc. I now make one or two basic batches each week so I have a go-to base for a few meals.

Basic Lentils & Quinoa


  • 1/2 cup dried lentils
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups cooking liquid (water or low-sodium vegetable broth or a combo of both)


  1. Pick through the dried lentils to make sure there aren’t any bits of debris or small stones
  2. Put dried quinoa & dried lentils into a fine-mesh sieve and rinse thoroughly
  3. Add to medium-sized pot with the cooking liquid
  4. Bring to a boil
  5. Cover and cook for about 15 mins

With the basic recipe, there’s plenty you can do if you don’t just enjoy them as is:

  • Add some freshly chopped vegetables & herbs for a colorful, one-bowl meal
  • Use as a base, top with a veggie burger and your favorite sauce

Have you signed up for my FREE 7-Day Vegan Quick Start Guide yet? If not, CLICK HERE or head over to tinyurl.com/seano7day and sign up. Let’s eat vegan, nutrient-dense together even if only a week to help show others what’s possible!

by Sean O’Meara by Sean O'Meara