A popular new health trend making its mark on the nutrition of the masses is Meat Free Monday, its a concept that grabbed my attention a little while ago for its great health, ethical & environmental benefits so starting today I’ve decided not only to commit to it on a once weekly basis but also make my Mondays fully vegan friendly for even better benefits.
I know that there is often a misconception that such a diet (even if only for 1 day a week) might not be adequate to support an athletic lifestyle and crucially provide enough protein for growth and recovery. Well… I’d disagree, and here’s my proof that it can be more than adequate, as well as tasting great, providing great nutrition and variety.
Breakfast: High pro blended with almond milk along with a bowl porridge oats topped with strawberries, blueberries, pumpkin seeds and flaxseeds. Alternatively you could try our amazing breakfast waffles or wide awake protein shake here instead.
Post workout: High pro and two small bananas
Snack: Almond Butter & honey sandwich (such a tasty PB&J alternative!)
Lunch: Linda Mcartney veggie sausages with spicy stir fried rice, courgettes, peppers & tomatoes.
Snack: Large apple with a handful of mixed nuts.
Dinner: Homemade Quorn mince chilli
The above is just a quick example of how I structured my nutrition today to fit into a vegan, meat free Monday, there’s plenty of options out there to make it work and provide your body with the great nutrition it needs to function, grow and recover so if you’re not doing already, go on, why not give it a go too? If you’re stuck for any more suitable recipes be sure to head over to www.nicsnutrition.com for more great recipe ideas which could just make meat free Monday your favourite day of the week!