I am fascinated by vegan fitness pros, especially when they look and feel great because they are educated, do it in a way that is completely healthy and are not depriving themselves. Monica Parodi is vegan fitness and nutrition coach who is a beautiful example of this. She looks healthy and fit.
She switched to veganism after a cancer scare, primarily for health reasons. She is focused on her health and does not compromise it for any reason, even her 6 pack abs (which are totally natural!). She swears she doesn’t cut water/salt or any of the other crazy things fitness models do.
Here is an example of her daily meal plan:
Lemon water or water with greens powder as soon as I wake up for cleansing.
Meal 1: 1 cup Gluten-free oats with scoop Sunwarrior Vanilla Raw Vegan Protein, maca powder, chia seeds, acai powder, Andean Goldenberries and cinnamon.
Meal 2: Recovery shake. Hemp protein, cocounut water, Himalayan Sea Salt
Meal 3: ½ cup blueberries & a handful of raw, soaked, dehydrated almonds
Meal 4: 1 cup cooked Quinoa with lots of fresh, in-season vegetables
Meal 5: Sliced red peppers and Sweet Potato Hummus
Meal 6: Celery and 1 TBL spoon raw almond butter
Meal 7: Large raw salad with arugula, spinach, kale, hemp seeds, chia seeds, avocado, red pepper, tomato, zucchini, broccoli, alfalfa sprouts, sprouted peas and apple cider vinegar.
Meal 8: Sun Warrior Chocolate Protein Shake