You may already be familiar with Matthew Frazier and his blog, No Meat Athlete. Matt is down-to-earth, shares his passion for healthy living, and has the ability to push his own boundaries while maintaining a realistic perspective on athleticism and diet. Matt’s advice for aspiring runners, along with a collection of his recipes, have come together in his new book, No Meat Athlete.
No Meat Athlete is broken out into two sections, the first focuses on plant-based nutrition for athletes and includes 55 recipes. Going beyond recipes, Matt offers really great primers on “make your own” recipes, including veggie burgers, nutrition bars, smoothies, and more.
Section two focuses on sport – beginning with beginners, and moving toward advanced training techniques. He talks about good running form, varied workouts (speed work, etc.), cross training, and more. Matt also shares training plans for 5K, 10K, and half marathon races so you can get started right away! But, you can reference this book for more than just how to train for races. If you are at all interested in maintaining a fitness routine on a plant-based diet you will find Matt’s wisdom and tips helpful.
My intention is to use “The Fitness Plan” for my half marathon training. Matt says this is the plan to choose if you want to “finish in style”!
Matt is also a parent, and notes in this book that his recipes are family-friendly and “workable in the real world”. I know my own kids would love the Hearty Chickpea Pasta Soup, White Bean Coconut Curry, Easy Homemade Pizza, and the Chocolate Avocado Mousse.
Recipes from No Meat Athlete:
Oh She Glows — Buffalo Hummus Recipe
Plant Powered Kitchen — MoMo Granola Bars Recipe
YumUniverse — Chickpea Protein Burgers
Choosing Raw — Chocolate Quinoa Protein Bars
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