Beauty, Carbohydrates, carotene, Fats, fiber, Health, potassium, Science-based nutrition, sixpence recipes, Uncategorized, Vitamin A, vitamin C, Well being

What’s for dinner?

Tonight I feast on iron, beta-carotene, Niacin, Vitamins A, B5, B6, B9, C, E, K, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, lycopene–a phytochemical (and a carotenoid pigment), and essential nutrient, and an antioxidant (just like the also available through peppers to me tonight p-coumaric acid), plant fats, and of course fiber and carbohydrates. Fantastic anti-carcinogenic properties, and a perfect recovery meal after running, weight lifting, and a morning hike.

I used:

1 green bell pepper

1/3 cup red onion, chopped

1 1/5 tbsp of garlic, minced

3 cups of kale

3 cups of spinach

1 large tomato

1/2 squash

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

sea salt

Once again: nothing to it–chop up the veggies, place them in a pan with a tiny bit of olive oil, and let them simmer for 15-20 minutes. Such a flavorful and wholesomely nutritious dinner. Enjoy!

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Morning!

Beautiful–waking up to a cool, sunny, breezy morning, perfect for the upcoming 10K. Slowly upping energy levels with a cup of coffee and a glass of green goodness. 

4-5 cups of spinach, 1 carrot, almond milk, cocoa, and flaxseed for iron, fiber, protein, and vitamins. 

A strong run is in my near future!

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Beauty, Carbohydrates, fiber, Health, Love, Raw, sixpence recipes, Super foods, Uncategorized, Vitamin A, vitamin C, Well being

Veganfit lifestyle

How about waking up with a raw, vegan vitamin drink, going for a lovely 10K run in the city, and coming back to a recovery feast of protein, iron, vitamins, carbs, and fiber, all of it both delicious and beautiful?

For the recovery drink, I used 4-5 cups of spinach, 1/5th of a pineapple, 2 spoons of cocoa powder, 2 cups of almond milk.

I made the hummus with spanish olives, garlic, and roasted red peppers, with a hint of lime juice.

Later tonight: some sprints and the mandatory weights for faster legs and stronger bones and muscles. I needed that!

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Why I eat this much

A while ago I blogged on what I eat on an average day. I am often told I consume incredible amounts, quite a lot for a person my size. Well, this 

http://www.artfido.com/blog/photographic-series-showing-what-200-calories-looks-like-in-different-foods/

gives an answer more eloquently than I ever will. Can we all agree that it’s smart to be vegan :)?

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On Hydration: WATER

Well I simply can’t help but post this wonderful summary of the reasons to avoid the numerous sugary, artificially sweetened, not to mention colored, substitutes to the best, healthiest source of hydration: water. Remember how lucky we are to have access to it, and be aware of the detriments to your appetite and health–physical and mental, every time you feel tempted to grab a soda or a sports drink.

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-drinks/

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Health, Running, Uncategorized, Well being, Work outs

A 10K for good night

No matter how sleepy you are, you don’t miss out on a lovely cool night run like this one. A comfortable 10K (6.4 miles) around Philadelphia to try out my new pink and neon green running monsters, with a stop to soak up the beauty of the night.

Not too shabby! Sweet dreams.

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Nature as your gym

I have pretty much never met someone who does not enjoy a beautiful sight, or sunshine, or a mild breeze. Most of us also love the outdoors if only because of the sense of space, lack of clutter, the calmness, the smell of fresh air.

Yet we often associate fitness and exercise with indoor gyms, stuffy, crowded spaces, and significant expenses. This alone creates obstacles to training: distance, cost, availability, are all added difficulties sufficient to make exercise aversive to many.

Well, one thing is for sure: a trail, a park, even your neighborhood street, will always be there. Going for a hike, jogging on a trail, yoga in your back yard–require nothing but getting out of your house–and exercise starts.

This article reviews all the wonderful benefits of making the great outdoors your free, ever present gym. Enjoy the sunshine, and get your heart rate up:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3710158/

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Thank you!!

This week, The Vegan Glutton has had so many reasons to say “thank you” and celebrate.

In the past 7 days, The Vegan Glutton has not only reached and surpassed 4000 views, but has been fortunate to welcome over 200 new followers on board, be it fellow bloggers or food, health and veganism enthusiasts, and over 100 facebook fans.

So thank you- SO much-thank you for being supportive, for showing you care, for driving the Vegan Glutton to do better, and most of all: thank you for all the kind comments and feedback in this past week. It really really means a lot.

Welcome, and enjoy the vegan gluttony. ❤ how many of you can guess what is the plant in this picture? 😀

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