3 Plant-Based Power
Meals for Athletes
When you’re physically active, you want to make sure your meals are
nutritious, easy to prepare, and taste
1. Vegan Pizza
Find a vegan-friendly dough and load it up with every single vegetable. Anything goes. Common toppings:
- Vegan sauce base
- Olive oil
- Black olives
- Sunflower seeds
- Green peppers
- Red peppers
- Various herbs
- Grated squash
The pizzas are usually so fully loaded coming out of the oven that you have to eat them with a fork and knife to keep all the toppings in place. TIP: Put the tomatoes on raw after the pizza comes out of the oven. This gives the pizza a pleasing and cooling texture.
2. Soups and Stews
Load up the steam cooker or slow cooker overnight with vegetables like:
- Brussel sprouts
- Sweet potato
As frozen yoghurt is a high-trend let’s mix it with some antioxidants and vitamin-boost fruits:
- Pomegranate juice
TIP: I always add some type of healthy fat, such as seeds and nuts. Omega-3s are very easy to miss in our daily diets, but so important for overall wellness.
Do not be limited by conventional nutrition. Taste “weird” foods. Never snub new things because of how they look or sound and don’t be afraid to experiment.