I became a vegan in July 2015 after almost five years as a vegetarian.
Animal ethics was my primary motivation, but I also enjoyed the idea of eating cleaner and healthier. I discovered new grains, pulses, legumes, nuts and seeds, and ate more fruits and vegetables. I also learnt from nutritionists to take a daily B12 vitamin tablet.
I found my running performances were unaffected by my lifestyle change although I knew that as my training increased, recovery would be crucial to my success.
With this in mind I purchased vegan protein powders and soon experimented with smoothie flavours. I was also relieved when I found alternative vegan ingredients so I could continue to bake delicious desserts.
I am now a Bulk Powders affiliate member, mainly because I use the company’s great value products, which have inspired some memorable recipes.
Banana and Blackberry Protein Smoothie
Cacao and Date Protein Smoothie
Cherry Cacao Protein Smoothie
Cranberry and Kiwi Protein Smoothie
Cranberry and Oat Protein Smoothie
Fruit and Avocado Protein Smoothie
Thick Fruity Protein Smoothie
Kale and Lemon Smoothie
Lime and Spinach Protein Smoothie
Super Blueberry Protein Smoothie
Carrot and Apple Juice
Fig, Grape and Walnut Bars
Cacao and Cranberry Flapjack
Date and Cranberry Flapjack
Date and Cranberry Cacao Energy Balls
I am proud to be a vegan runner and a lifetime member of The Vegan Society.