By Michael Rivers.
Breakfast: 30g organic raw oats, 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds, 1 tablespoon goji berries. Sprinkle on ground cinnamon (as much as you can stand!). Add almond milk, coconut milk or soya milk. Freshly ground organic coffee with soya milk for taste, best is Alpro brand fortified with B12.
Mid morning protein hit or after workout: Walnuts, banana, vegan protein shake. Huel pea protein powder, one scoop with 250ml water.
Lunch: Choose from the following: Avocado, lentils, mixed fresh salad, bulgur wheat or quinoa. Beans from tin, glass jar variety is better (fresh is best but do you have the time to cook them?).
Always add herbs and spices to every meal:
Turmeric (must be mixed with black pepper).
Fresh ginger powder
Evening meal: Small portion of fresh vegetables or salad. Again with all the herbs listed above. If I have a early training start and many fitness classes the next day, I find it best to skip high fibre foods and just have Huel pea protein powder, one scoop with 250ml water before bed.
Hydration: Spring water, never drink domestic tap water, domestic tap water will keep you alive, but you will never really live (read the Messages from Water and the Universe by Masuri Emoto). Drink herbal teas often, hibiscus, green, camomile etc, so many wonderful teas to choose from now in Cyprus.
Vegan athlete notes: Click links to watch the videos.
Peppermint water for athletes.
Beetroot juice for endurance.
Fennel seeds for endurance.
Fruit: Focus on berry type fruits. Bananas, apples or oranges are all great, but real fruit power is better sought from berries. Goji berries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Cherries etc.
Snacks: Walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, goji berries, vegan energy bars, raw cacao, occasional organic dark chocolate.
Things to dump completely All oils that have been separated from their whole food source. NO OLIVE OIL EVER! NO COCONUT OIL EVER! Yes we need fat, but only from whole foods such as avocados and nuts.
Supplements needed -
Not convinced? Still think you need meat, dairy, chicken, eggs? Watch the video below - What The Health.
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