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Thrive Energy Cookbook: 150 Plant-Based Whole Food Recipes Paperback – March 4, 2014
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"Brendan gets it! His nutritional approach is what supercharges results."
Tony Horton, creator of P90X, the world's bestselling workout program
"Thrive Energy Cookbook is a must-have for gourmets and athletes alike."
Sean Hyson, C.S.C.S., Group Training Director for Men's Fitness and Muscle & Fitness magazines
"When world-class athletes want to get even better, Brendan is the man who gets the call."
Brendon Burchard, New York Times bestselling author of The Charge
"As our head of nutrition, Brendan's implementation of purpose-driven nutrition has allowed our pro cycling team to meet the demands of grueling training better than ever before."
Matt Johnson, President of Garmin-Sharp Pro Cycling Team and founder of The Feed
"Brendan's commitment to the study of plant-based nutrition and research makes for a wonderful cookbook."
Joe Hogarty, Baltimore Orioles strength and conditioning coach
"Brendan's systematic approach to performance plant-based nutrition has helped me to reduce inflammation, speed my recovery, and has boosted my overall performance. The recipes are delicious!"
Mike Zigomanis, NHL player and member of the 2009 Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins
About the Author
Brendan Brazier is the bestselling author of the "Thrive" book trilogy ("Thrive, Thrive Fitness, " and "Thrive Foods"). Brendan is a former professional Ironman triathlete, and the creator of the award-winning whole food nutritional product line, Vega. He is also a two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion. Recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on plant-based nutrition, Brendan is a guest lecturer at Cornell University and presents an eCornell module entitled "The Plant-Based Diet and Elite Athleticism." He lives in Los Angeles. brendanbrazier.com
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However, as good as his recipes look or sound like, they also are time-, energy-, and money-consuming. The ingredients for the recipes are often exotic and hard to find at your local grocery store (even at a co-op or natural store). You will have to go through three markets (including probably an Asian one) to find all for the coconut lime lemongrass soup as tempting as it is! Also for the spice mixes, you will have to find powdered reiki, or echinea and astralagus.
At last, his desserts and drinks recipes sound oh! so yummy, but come on! ...I need a high speed blender, slow-speed juice extractor, and high-speed juicer! I can't even start to think about making a green juice following his mighty king chlorophyll juice!
To sum up, I would say it's a great book with amazing, tasty, healthy recipes for people who have a lot of time and quite some money on hand and live in big cities where health stores flourish.
He means transitioning if you are still used to eating burgers and want fake meat and cheese! There are so many burger recipes in this that use the same aioli and the same sprouted buns over and over again. Plus wraps. I think he just made the sauces so complicated to justify a wrap recipe. One burger recipe consists of 5 different recipes. Same goes for desserts. Incredibly long ingredient lists--one cheesecake recipe says prep time is only 20 minutes. It took me 20 minutes just to read the recipe!
I love to cook and probably spend 2 hours a day cooking and some of these recipes are so ridiculously complicated in their ingredients, preparation, and time that I don't even want to tackle them. Also, I was surprisingly turned off by all the photos of him running and bicycling. He comes across as a total ego-maniac. (It's as bad as the mommy bloggers that get cookbook deals and then put a zillion photos of their children in their cookbooks.)
If you want an adventure and have a high-speed blender, this is the book for you.
If you have a busy life and not a lot of time or have apprehension in the kitchen, probably not a good book for you.
I did enjoy the smoothies in this book and really liked the idea of categorizing certain recipes as pre and post workout foods. I think this information will be useful to me- when I have the time to track down specialty ingredients.
The recipes have short lists, clean, easy-to-find ingredients and very simple instructions. For those who love to sprout and soak their nuts and seeds, you can always take these recipes a step further by germinating, dehydrating, etc. But if you really want to eat clean food that tastes GOOD, these recipes nail that objective simply.
I love the "athlete" section for those who want good pre and post-workout food. So often, we don't know what to eat around our workouts and the book offers some simple, delicious solutions.
Even if you've never eaten plant-based, these recipes are perfect for any palette (however resistant you might be to "healthy" foods). As a 15 year vegan and an athlete all my life, this book is what I've been waiting for.
Because even when we're healthy, we can get into ruts eating the same things again and again. Thrive Energy breaks us out of that rut - for good.