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Vegan and Vegetarian Crossfit Diet

Crossfit vegetarianEating a vegetarian or vegan diet go hand-in-hand with healthy and active lifestyle.  More sportsmen and women across the world are adopting it in order to compete at the top of their game.  Famous examples of vegetarian and vegan athletes include Carl Lewis, Brendan Brazier, Venus Williams, Peter Siddle and Patrik Baboumian (the World’s Strongest man!).  Crossfit is quickly becoming the most popular sport on the planet, we should know because three of the Fry’s Directors (Richard, Shaun and Hayley) are avid crossfit athletes.  We sat down with Richard Kelly to put together a meal plan that you can use as a vegetarian or vegan crossfitter.

Vegan Crossfit Meal Plan

Breakfast
1/4 cup dry oatmeal w/ blueberries and flaxseed oil
1 Fry’s Braai Sausage
Late Morning Snack
1 scoop Protein Powder (mixed in water)
1/4 cup ground pumpkin seeds
Lunch
1 cup pinto beans, 1/2 avocado, mixed greens, salsa, and a low carb tortilla
1 Apple
Mid Day Snack
mixed raw almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, hummus and carrots
Preworkout
1 scoop rice/pea protein (mixed in water)
1/4 cup ground dried coconut and 5 grams glutamine
Postworkout
1 scoop Protein Powder (mixed in water)
1 banana and 1/2 cup strawberries, and a handful of spinach, kale, and collards, all blended in water
5 grams glutamine
Dinner
2 Fry’s Braai Sausages
1 cup broccoli florets / Quinoa Burgers with sundried tomatoes
2 cups salad
2 tbsp salad dressing (typically a tahini based dressing)

Need any more tips on how to become a meat free athlete?  Ask Richard on Twitter now!