Why vegan is so vogue
Vegan athletes like Brendan Brazier, Rich Roll, Venus & Serena Williams, Novak 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…
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…
Cashew at the finish line!
Okay, so cashews aren’t actually nuts, but that was kinda funny right? …*crickets*
Nuts are nutritional powerhouses loaded with good fat, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals to keep you fueled. These Mighty Bites are a recipe of concentrated energy that deliver around 160 to 200 calories per small handful, making them a perfect on-the-go snack. Just remember, because nuts are healthy doesn’t mean you can eat as many as you want. Not all nuts are created equal either. You should be buying raw, organic, un-salted nuts. Continue Reading…
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…
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.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee
I picked up some in-season stinging nettles from Nutrient Dense Farm at the Squamish farmer’s market this weekend! Although you may cringe at the memory of a sting from this little bugger, nettle is actually a very nutrient-dense food and a remedy for many medical conditions including allergies and arthritis. Nettle tastes much like spinach when cooked, and it’s a fantastic substitute to try in things like pasta, pesto, soups, smoothies, pizza and gomae.
Nettle is esteemed as a famous longevity herb in chinese medicine, containing high levels of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium, beta-carotene and chromium — all important nutrients for muscle growth and health. Continue Reading…
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!