Veganism has exploded in popularity, and is now making waves across the professional sports world. When the likes of Mike Tyson and Ricky Williams are vegan, that really makes you think. They must be doing something right, and diet is bound to be part of that.
Veganism’s negative sides are flooded with myths. These books reveal the truth, and tell the amazing positives that veganism has for athletes and for the environment.
Scott Jurek is a living legend and one of the greatest runners of all time. In his days, he was victorious in nearly all of ultrarunning’s elite trail and road events, and has dominated the sport for nearly two decades!
In his book Eat & Run, he reveals all. He lets us in on his pre-vegan life, his transition into veganism and ultrarunning, as well as what it took in order to achieve that level of greatness. And as a bonus, he shares some amazing recipes from his personal vegan archive.
The recipes are highly nutritious and don’t take a lot of time (nor money) to prepare, so they are ideal for anyone transitioning into veganism, as well as gym junkies and people with busy schedules.
A lot of her recipes are accompanied by video links, and the readers can always go to her Youtube channel for additional content such as workout videos, vegan tips and advice, vlogs as well vegan travel videos.
This book covers all the bases on whole food, plant-based eating. Though it’s perfect for athletes, it’s simple and concise enough that anyone can pick it up and follow along. I recommend it to my clients because it gives a great overall view of what a plant-based lifestyle can look like.
Meal Prepping is a vital part of any athletes routine, Kai Greene a top professional bodybuilder was quoted saying “the most important equipment for bodybuilding is Tupperware”. This book gives you 8 meal preps and over 70 recipes to choose from. Catering to individuals nutritional needs and preferences. It makes becoming vegan simple and if you’re already vegan it will give you some new avenues to help you prep your meals for the week. Overall, this book is great for any vegan athlete.
This is a wonderful recipe book with quick and easy options for the vegan athlete. It is 100% focused on real, whole, nutrient-dense foods to ensure the body’s delicate nutrient needs are being met.
This is another great resource for athletes, as it teaches you how to meet the body’s protein needs, which is the main challenge for vegan and plant-based athletes. While being a vegan athlete is certainly possible and can be hugely beneficial, it’s key to go about it in an informed and systematic way as to not deplete the body, and lack of protein is common. This cookbook steers you in the right direction with meals high in nutrients and plant-based protein.