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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…

Bars/ Breakfast/ Recipes/ Snacks/ Vegan

Small & Mighty Performance Bites

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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…

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…

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…

Bowls/ Dinner/ Lunch/ Plant-Based/ Recipes

The Zesty Life Bowl

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Fuel your greatest moments

The Zesty Life Bowl is a plant-based buddha bowl that equips you with vibrant and nutrient-dense fuel for your life!

I’ve always eaten quite healthy, but since going fully plant-based/vegan, I’ve seen accelerated effects on my well-being. Improvements have ranged from; enhanced energy and recovery time, healthier skin, improved digestion and a less expensive grocery bill—plant-based is anything but a hindrance.

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