The Thrive Diet by Brendan Brazier
The Thrive Diet is a long-term eating plan that will help you achieve optimal health through stress-busting plant-based whole foods. It’s an easy-to-follow diet that will help you understand why some foods create nutritional stress and how other foods can eliminate it, giving you a lean body, sharp mind, and everlasting energy.
Fully researched and developed by Brendan Brazier, professional Ironman triathlete, The Thrive Diet features:
The Whole Foods Way to Losing Weight, Reducing Stress, and Staying Healthy for Life
by Brendan Brazier
"Ironman triathlete Brendan Brazier is a man who walks his talk and lives what he preaches… after reading this book, you will no doubt be convinced that a plant-based whole foods diet is the true future of optimal health."
Zoltan P. Rona, M.D.,MSc
The Thrive Diet is a long-term healthy eating plan that will help you achieve optimal health through stress-busting plant-based whole foods. It’s an easy-to-follow diet plan that will help you understand why some foods directly create nutritional stress and how other foods can help reduce it and give you a lean body, sharp mind, and lasting energy.
The Thrive Diet features the best whole foods and explains their benefits, a 12-week whole foods menu plan, and over 75 easy-to-make recipes. The Thrive whole foods diet plan will help you reduce body fat; increase energy and mental clarity; improve sleep quality and quicker recovery from exercise; improve productivity and enhance mood; eliminate junk food cravings and hunger; and build a stronger immune system.
Chocolate Almond Smoothie (antioxidant-rich)
Simply blend all the ingredients together in a blender. Smoothies can be kept refrigerated for up to 3 days, thought they’re best when fresh.
2 fresh or soaked dried dates
2 cups cold water (or 1 ½ cups water plus 1 cup ice)
¼ cup almonds (or 2 tbsp raw almond butter)
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tbsp hemp protein
1 tbsp roasted carob powder (or cacao nibs to make smoothie 100% raw)
Makes about 3 ½ cups, or 2 large servings
Creamy Pepper Soup
A refreshing, nutrient-packed soup, this one is best served cold on a warm day.
1 avocado, pit and skin removed
1 red or yellow bell pepper
2 cups water or hemp milk
¼ cup chopped cilantro
½ tsp dulse flakes
Pinch of oregano
In a food processor, process all ingredients together.
Makes 2 servings.
A nutritionally balanced blend of easily digestible high-nutrient foods, energy pudding is a great pre-exercise snack.
½ cup dates
¼ cup ground flaxseed
¼ cup roasted carob powder (or cacao nibs to make pudding 100% raw)
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp lemon juice
¼ tsp sea salt
In a food processor, combine all ingredients; process until smooth.
Variation: Add 2 tsp ground yerba maté for a high-performance version. (Keep in mind that this will also mean greater fatigue later.)
Makes 2 servings
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