Nutrients

The first time you tell someone you’re vegan, it’s common for the person to whom you have revealed said dietary restriction to ask things like, “but where do you get your protein?” “Are you sure you’re getting enough protein?” “Don’t you have to eat [red meat for iron, dairy for calcium, etc.]?” and “How can you live on a diet of twigs and berries?!” Because, of course, “I could NEVER do that!”

Well, sure. If you’ve already made up your mind that you can’t…

But that’s not you, because you’re still reading. The posts below go into detail about how to add more of various nutrients to your diet, including big-hitters like protein, calcium and iron. The smoothie posts even show you how to make it fun!

Anatomy of a Smoothie Part 1: Plant Protein for Post-Run Recovery

Anatomy of a Smoothie Part 2: Iron for Vegan Runners

Anatomy of a Smoothie Part 3: Plant-Based Calcium for Vegan Athletes

 

5 High-Calorie Foods for Vegan Runners

Plant Foods High in Iron: A Sample Meal Plan for Vegan Runners

Plant Foods High in Calcium: A Sample Meal Plan for Vegan Runners

 

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