Wednesday, July 29, 2009

3 Amazing Vegan Recipes for Weight Loss

I watched a video from Craig Ballantyne the other day. In it, he said that he's gotten more hate e-mail since he started following a vegetarian lifestyle than anything else he's ever done, written about, etc.

Why do people feel the need (or the right) to go out of their way to be hateful to others just because they disagree with them? I absolutely don't get it.

Anyway, even though there are vegetarian and even vegan bodybuilders and fitness competitors, many people are still skeptical that men and women can eat AMAZING food on a a veggie meal plan and lose weight.

To prove it, Craig and Kardena Pauza supplied 3 awesome recipes from their Easy Veggie Meal Plans.

Let me know what you think of them!

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1) Strawberry-Mango Smoothie - 385 calories

1 cup strawberries stemmed
1/2 mango peeled
3/4 cup/6 oz Almond milk or Raw almond yogurt
4 Brazilian Nuts (Raw & Soaked)
2 tsp agave or brown rice syrup or Really Raw Honey, or 2-3 Dates
1 medium sized Cucumber
1 tsp NutriBiotic Vanilla Brown Rice Protein Powder
Add ½ Cup Water and blend together
Optional: Dash Stevia, water, ice to taste only

Place all ingredients in a high powered blender. Add several cubes of ice if desired and blend until smooth. Continue adding ice until desired consistency is reached. Pour into glass and garnish with mint leaf as option.

2) Breakfast Quinoa - Calories 369, Carbs 46g, Protein 15g, Fat 13g

1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or fresh made almond milk
1 Tbsp raisins
1 med fresh peach
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Stevia or agave nectar to sweeten

Rinse Quinoa and combine with almond milk and water. Bring to a slow simmer, then cover and cook for about 15 minutes until the quinoa is tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients and place in food processor or blender and puree slightly. Ready to eat.

3) Portobello Mushroom Burger - 365 Calories (Craig Ballantyne's Favorite Veggie Recipe!)

1 Portobello mushroom cap
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 tsp olive oil
dash teaspoon dried basil
dash teaspoon dried oregano
dash tablespoon minced garlic
1 oz (2 tbsp) sharp cheese or vegan cheese
1 tablespoons bottled teriyaki sauce
1 slices of Ezekiel bread
1 cup of tomato (slices)
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Place the mushroom caps, smooth side up, in a shallow dish. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, basil, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. Pour over the mushrooms. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes or so, turning twice.

Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

Brush grate with oil. Place mushrooms on the grill, reserving marinade for basting. Grill for 5 to 8 minutes on each side, or until tender. Brush with marinade frequently. Top with cheese during the last 2 minutes of grilling.

And remember, if you don't want to, you don't have to go straight vegetarian, you can just cut back on the amount of meat you regularly eat. In this day of "agri-business", "factory farming", "E.coli outbreaks", and "industrial agriculture pollution", there's a lot to be said about building a better body without meat.

Just adding a few of Kardena's recipes will help you transform your body within any healthy nutrition plan.

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