Yep, drink it, chug it, shoot it, slam it - whatever! Introducing the GREEN SMOOTHIE!
Don't screw up your nose...they are actually very yummy. You'll like it I promise...and it will make you feel amazing+++
Fantastic TEDx talk about nutrition, by professional ironman athlete / ultra marathon runner Brendon Brazier
In this TEDx talk, Brendan Brazier explains how to lose weight (specifically body fat), get the most energy from your diet by eating high net gain foods, reduce inflammation leading to faster recovery times and other important nutritional/hormonal aspects of diet.
"I first became vegan for health reasons, which for me translates to performance gains. Soon after I stopped eating meat I realized that there were many more reasons other than just health to be vegan. Aside from the health, environmental and animal welfare concerns, I also began to dislike the way in which society views meat consumption. The slick marketing and complete removal of any thought that the ground-up, plastic wrapped piece of meat bought in a supermarket was recently an animal walking around in a field, not too different from your dog. Society makes contributing to killing an animal completely acceptable and anonymous, others do all the messy work (breeding, raising, killing) all you as the consumer has to do is walk into a friendly, clean supermarket in the shopping mall and buy a piece of meat wrapped with a cartoon picture of a smiling cow on it."
Check out this short video by Brendon Brazier, one of the most well known, most qualified vegan athletes in the world.
Brendon is a former professional Ironman triathlete, a two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion, the creator of an award-winning line of whole food nutritional products called VEGA, and the bestselling author of Thrive. He is also the developer of the acclaimed ZoN Thrive Fitness program and the formulator of the new award-winning, 7-product natural VEGA Sport system.
I credit Brendon Brazier and his range of VEGA products with starting my plant based journey. I pretty much lived off his products in Canada about 7 years ago...couldn't get enough of them. This was when I switched from being a meat eater to being plant based. I was lucky to have his influence for this transition because it really highlighted the difference between how I felt as a meat eater and how I felt as a vegetarian/almost vegan. It was like black and white. I felt SO SO good. So I've never ever looked back...I've never been tempted and never craved anything from my past eating life. When you start getting into eating foods that have a high net gain, packed full of micro-nutrients, the benefits of plants are unrivaled.
Anna is the founder and owner of Thrive Pilates in Wellington, NZ.