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Vegan Athletes: The plant advantage

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Why vegan is so vogue

Vegan athletes like Brendan Brazier, Rich Roll, Venus & Serena WilliamsNovak Djokovic, Scott Jurek, Nimai Delgado, Tom Brady and Georges Laraque are changing the stereotypes, showing us that plant-based eating cannot only build strong muscles, but can keep you healthy enough to ride a bike, play tennis or hockey, run or pump iron at an elite level.

The vegan movement is growing. Many people are setting Bessie free and picking up plants. However, change is uncomfortable, and there’s enough confusing information out there to easily want to stay put. I can’t make the decision for you and I’m not a doctor or a registered nutritionist, but I can share my experience and the things I’ve learned… Continue Reading…

Health Tips/ Plant-Based/ Q&A/ Retreats/ Wellness/ Zesty Adventures

Zesty Girls Culinary Evening!

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Girls gone Vegan!

I am so excited to share the Zesty Girls Culinary Evening that happened this Saturday! These awesome sweet-sixteener’s were curious about how to create wicked plant-based meals, sharpen their culinary ninja skills and live the Zesty Life.

Everyone needs to learn how to take good care of themselves and their body. Through sharing knowledge of nutrition and healthy choices, finding passion in exercise, and helping the girls discover their zest-factor—we combined the ultimate ingredients for cranking up their awesomeness. Continue Reading…

Breakfast/ Lunch/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Vegan

Sunrise Tofu Scramble

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I can’t believe that’s vegan mañg!

If you’ve never tried a tofu scramble, you’d be surprised to tofu takes on the flavour and texture of scrambled eggs!

This is a great pre-workout or weekend breakfast, and you can add any vegetables you like. Tofu provides a good helping of protein, turmeric gives a kick of anti-inflammatory and appealing colour, the nutritional yeast adds a cheesy flavour and some added Vitamin B-12, and the cumin, cayenne and salsa gives it a mexican kick! Continue Reading…

Dinner/ Lunch/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Vegan

Backyard Summer Veggie Plate

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Farmer’s Market Fresh

Veggies and fruits that have been allowed to fully ripen in the sun taste amazing! Freshly picked produce is crispy, fragrant, juicy and colorful and makes any dish noticeably better. Plants get their nourishment from the sun, water and soil and more exposure to the earth means a higher levels of antioxidants and nutrients.

I just scooped up some delicious veggies from Nutrient Dense Farm’s stand at the Squamish Farmer’s Market, Here’s a quick recipe for a light summer dinner or side dish for your backyard BBQ! Continue Reading…

Athletic Performance/ Breakfast/ Health Tips/ Nutrition for Sport/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Smoothies/ Vegan

Zesty Recovery Elixir

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Drink cherries or bomb

You may think a sport is a sport and groovin’ is groovin’, but if you’re clocking mile-after-mile and your heart was really pumpin’, you’ll soon experience muscle fatigue from inadequate recovery.

This Zesty Recovery Elixir recipe is an easy prepare & recovery drink you can keep in the fridge for a quick swig here and there before and after workouts. It’s a powerhouse of nutrients including blood-boosting beets, antioxidant-packed cherries and anti-inflammatory rich cranberries to name a few.

Health Tips/ Nutrition for Sport/ Plant-Based/ Vegan/ Wellness

Zesty Fuel: What I eat on an average day

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Eating healthy is a form of self-respect

I’ve always eaten quite healthy, but since switching to a plant-based vegan diet, I’ve seen accelerated effects on my well-being. I’ve had improvements such as enhanced energy, healthier skin, improved digestion and a less expensive grocery bill—it’s anything but a hindrance.

I don’t subscribe to the “low carb”, “high fat”, “paleo”, “ketogentic” etc. fads. I’ve found that by eating whole, nutrient-dense plant-based foods, I don’t need to worry about my weight or taking supplements. It doesn’t need to be complicated—eat real food!
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Bowls/ Lunch/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Uncategorized/ Vegan

Sublime Lime Latin Bowl

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A tasty recipe is what I got

Early in the morning, risin’ to the street. Light me up that Santa Cruz and I strap shoes on my feet. I got a labrador, and I can still get by. Life’s too short, so love the one you got’, cause you might get run over or you might get shot. Take a small example, take a tip from me, take all of your money, give it all to charity. Lime is what I got, I said remember that lime’, is what I got, now remember that.

This recipe is not just about eating a bowl of healthy veggies to cleanse you of your sins from the weekend. It’s about energizing and nourishing you with sublime, crave-worthy and guilt-free vegan flavours. Continue Reading…