Vegan Athletic Apparel

Vegan Running Shoes

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The following is directly from Brooks’ website:

“Does Brooks make vegan shoes?

 

Yes! Brooks does make vegan shoes. Except for the Addiction Walker and our Heritage line, all of our shoes are vegan. That means there are no animal products or by-products used in any part of the shoe, including the glues.”

Check it out here.

Also, be sure to check out this article on vegan running shoes at peta.org.

 

For the Artists

For anyone interested in making cruelty-free art, the following is an article on ingredients found in a variety of art supplies and materials. Check the article out here for info on art supplies that contain animals products as well as those that do not.

Featured Plant-Based Recipes

Check out the following recipe featured at forksoverknives.com here.  Feel free to try out variations on the recipe seeing what you prefer most.

Curried French Lentils

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Curried French Lentils
Serves 4 (makes about 8 cups or 4 bowls)

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup French Green lentils
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 small yam or sweet potato, diced (about two cups)
  • 2 cups small cauliflower florets
  • 2 ribs celery, sliced
  • 1 can (14.5-ounce) diced, salt-free tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried green herbs (like a French or Italian blend)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 4 cups greens cut into bite-size pieces (like kale, chard, spinach, collards, beet greens)

Instructions:

In a soup pot on high, bring the water and lentils to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 20 minutes (a low boil).

Add the onion, yam/sweet potato, cauliflower, celery, tomatoes (including juice), and the four herbs and spices. Cook for 10 minutes at the same heat. Add greens, and cook for 5-10 more minutes (spinach, chard and beet greens won’t take as long to cook as kale or collard greens), until potatoes and greens are tender. Serve as is or over cooked brown rice.

Chef’s Notes:

Soup, stew or filling: As written, this recipe is more of a stew than a soup (especially upon reheating the next day), so I like to serve it over brown or wild rice, or in a corn tortilla with a little avocado on top. But you can easily make it into a soup by adding 1-2 cups of water in step two.

Lentils: A variety of lentils exist, and can be used in this recipe by adjusting the cooking time slightly (mainly for red lentils, which take only 25-30 minutes to cook).

Tomatoes: Fresh tomatoes can also be used, especially when they are in season (about 1-½ cups diced).

Broccoli option: If you’re not a fan of cauliflower, broccoli may be used (or both).

Athletic Vegan?

A plant-based vegan diet is not only good for improving overall health, it can also significantly help to improve athletic performance. Check out the websites below that emphasis the importance, and compatibility, of an active, vegan lifestyle.

organicathletejersey

http://www.organicathlete.org/

nomeatathlete

http://www.nomeatathlete.com/

Raw till 4

https://www.facebook.com/Rawtill4

30bananasaday

http://www.30bananasaday.com/

greatveganathleteslogo

http://www.greatveganathletes.com/

veganfitness

http://www.veganfitness.net/home/