The No Meat Athlete Cookbook [review]

The No Meat Athlete Cookbook

Title: The No Meat Athlete Cookbook
Author: Matt Frazier and Stepfanie Romine
Publisher: The Experiment

[Synopsis]

From the founder of No Meat Athlete: plant-based recipes packed with nutrition to help athletes perform better and recover faster

A fast-growing global movement, No Meat Athlete (NMA) is inspiring everyone from weekend joggers to world-class competitors to be healthier and fitter and perform better on whole plant foods. Written by NMA founder Matt Frazier and longtime health coach, yoga teacher, and nutrition writer Stepfanie Romine, The No Meat Athlete Cookbook features 150 whole food, vegan recipes that are affordable and quick to get on the table, even on busy nights. Here are:
Breakfasts to power you up (Almond Butter–Banana Pancakes), mains that aid recovery (Beet Bourguignon), and natural sports drinks, portables, energy bites, and bars (V9, Umeboshi Electrolyte Drink, Calorie Bomb Cookies) to take you further and help you get the most from every workout
Minimal gluten, soy, and sweeteners, plus oil-free options throughout (ideal for followers of the Forks Over Knives diet)
Meal-planning guidelines, nutritional info, adaptable “blueprint” recipes—and more!

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[My Review]

This is a really useful, informative and inspiring cookbook. It’s packed full of interesting information on nutrition and what kind of foods you should be fuelling your body with as an athlete – or just anyone who exercises, really! This isn’t just for the elite (of which group I DEFINITELY do not belong!)

The recipes are easy to follow whilst still being inspiring and they all look delicious. Even if you’re a hardcore carnivore you’ll enjoy these recipes and won’t miss the meat, I promise you!

Another important aspect of this book is that the recipes don’t usually ridiculously expensive or unusual ingredients – you’re bound to have a lot of them in your cupboard or, if not, they’re easy to find in the supermarket. The recipes are generally healthy and will leave you feeling satisfied without the guilt that often comes with junk food!

For anyone wanting to go veggie, or just incorporate more veggie recipes into their diet, this is ideal. It’s got lovely photos (always important in these kind of books, I think – I like to see what I’m cooking is *supposed* to look like!) and I loved the oil-free cooking section, which I’d never really thought about before. There’s also a good range of savoury and sweet recipes depending what you fancy. Highly recommended!

[Rating: 4/5]

Many thanks to the publisher for providing a copy of this book, on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review
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