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EFA Oil Blend

EFA Oil Blend

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids because they are necessary to our health, but are not produced by our bodies. The only way to get omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is to ingest food containing these essential nutrients, and a healthy diet contains a balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Why should we increase our intake of essential […]

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Sweet Potato Maple Muffins

Sweet Potato Maple Muffins

Sweet potatoes are a must-have fuel source for plant-based athletes. These versatile and tasty tubers are jam-packed with nutritional benefits. They’re a good source of beta-carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, iron, and potassium. Sweet potatoes are also a rich source of energy in the form of complex carbohydrates. Carbo-loading before long training days with starchy sweet potatoes is a great way […]

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Vegan MoFo

Vegan MoFo

Welcome to the Vegan Month of Food! The month of October is when vegan bloggers from all over the world commit to posting daily (or as often as possible) to spread the word of vegan goodness to the masses! This year over 600 bloggers are participating! To check out some of their amazing work and see what this MoFo is all about, go […]

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Heirloom Tomato & Pesto Pizza

Heirloom Tomato & Pesto Pizza

I love pesto but find it hard to find good vegan versions when eating out. I recently saw an awesome looking pesto pizza on a local pizzeria menu, but their pesto was loaded with Parmesan cheese. I decided I should take matters into my own kitchen. I’ve combined two of my favorite recipes here to make a vegan pizza good enough to grace […]

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Quinoa & Black Bean Green Enchiladas

Quinoa & Black Bean Green Enchiladas

I am a big fan of Mexican food and since ditching the dairy I have craved this hearty, home-cooked enchilada casserole. When I found a similar recipe on VegNews I just had to try it and I’ve tweaked it a bit here. I prefer green enchilada sauce and green tomatillo salsa, but feel free to use red enchilada sauce and whatever salsa you […]

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Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is a great source of essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein), calcium, phosphorus, and iron. This salad is an excellent source of plant-based protein, it’s delicious, and versatile. Serve it as a side dish, add it to dressed greens, eat like a dip with tortilla chips, or heap it on top of a baked sweet potato. 1 cup quinoa 2 […]

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Plant-Based Protein Blend

Plant-Based Protein Blend

I use supplements very sparingly, so when I add a protein powder to a smoothie or a recipe, I like to be sure I am getting the best protein available for my performance and recovery. I use a combination of pea, brown rice, and hemp protein powders to make sure I’m getting everything I need to help speed recovery and repair muscle. This […]

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Chocolate Superfood Protein Smoothie

Chocolate Superfood Protein Smoothie

Cacao has been revered for millennia as a superfood; in fact, the Mayans were so impressed with its energy-promoting abilities they had an entire festival devoted to the “cacao god”. Today, raw cacao is valued for its wide spectrum of phytonutrients, antioxidants, and its high iron and magnesium content. Raw cacao has more antioxidants than red wine, green tea, or blueberries, more than […]

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Blueberry Lemon Recovery Drink

Blueberry Lemon Recovery Drink

Proper nutrition immediately after exercise is essential for your body’s ability to recover and replace its energy stores. This recovery drink provides the optimal 4:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio necessary to help speed recovery. Coconut water adds much-needed electrolytes, making this the ideal post-workout recovery drink. Kristine and I set out on a scorching hot afternoon recently to run some trails at the […]

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pumpkin Seeds

 I found this recipe in Brendan Brazier’s book Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life and it has become a family favorite. It’s easy to prepare, delicious, and provides a ton of great nutrition: mainly complex carbohydrates, beta-carotene, Vitamin C, iron, and protein. These sweet potatoes along side a big salad of mixed greens makes for a well-balanced […]

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