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Sam Shorkey vanilla blueberry vegan cheesecake bites

Sam Shorkey’s Vanilla Blueberry Cheesecake Bites

Okay guys, prepare to be blown away by yet another delicious competition diet vegan treat from Sam Shorkey aka Jacked on the Beanstalk, baby!  These mock-cheesecake bites are RIDICULOUSLY good and oh-so-healthy. Made with my fave Nature’s Food Organic vanilla protein powder AND tofu, you’re getting quite the hefty dose of protein in every bite! […]

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Squash Lasagna

by Crystal Moulton INGREDIENTS 9 no-boil lasagna noodles (or boil some regular lasagna noodles if the others aren’t available) Squash Bechamel: ¼ cup all-purpose flour 1½ cups squash (or pumpkin puree) 2 cups nondairy milk like soy or almond, unsweetened 2 tsp olive oil Creamed Spinach: 4 tsp olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped […]

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Principles of Dieting

by Justin Morgan Dieting can be stressful, confusing, and a general pain.  Especially if you are an athlete that also needs to preserve as much muscle, strength, and overall performance as possible while dieting to lose weight. This article will hopefully help to give you some guidelines that will make dieting easier and less confusing.  […]

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Protein Toasties

by Holly Noll 1/2 c Vital Wheat Gluten Flour 2 TBS Chickpea Flour 2 TBS Flax Meal 1 TBS Baking Powder 1/2 tea Cinnamon 1/4 tea Nutmeg 1 TBS Creamy Nut Butter (I used Maple Brown Sugar Whipped Jif) 2 TBS Liquid Sweetener (I used Sugar Free Torani Vanilla) 1/2 c Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk […]

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Done with activism.

by Billy Prusinowski There comes a time in your life when things must change. Personally, after four years of college activism, then moving to Portland, Oregon for a year specifically to further that activism, I needed a change. It was a combination of wanting to live a more mainstream lifestyle and starting to become frightened […]

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Smoothie Recipes from Lindsay

As a vegan I get asked all the time about what I eat and where I get my protein. Smoothies are an easy way to get fruits, vegetables, and protein all at once. I have a Vitamix blender which is a powerful machine that could practically blend rocks into a smoothie. I love it! In […]

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Shorkey's Vegan Protein Brownies with Vanilla Protein Icing

Jacked on the Beanstalk’s Vegan Protein Brownies

It’s no surprise that I am a HUGE dessert addict.  I love anything and everything sweet.  So naturally, my favourite thing about Valentine’s Day is of course, receiving candy and chocolate.  Screw the roses!  But how can I possibly celebrate and indulge on this sexxxy holiday when I’m already dieting for my next bodybuilding competition?  […]

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What the Heck is GS?

By Sara Lee Language and history GS stands for “Girevoy Sport,” and is better known as “Kettlebell Sport” in the US. “Girevoy” means “kettlebell” in Russian. Related words are “girya” referring to the bell, and “girevik” referring to the lifter. GS has its origins in the Russian marketplace where the bells were used as weights […]

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Sharing Vegan Values

by Kody Kowalowski Until recently, many people didn’t know I was vegan.  My wife and I were always quiet about it until someone wanted to make us a meal.  We never wanted to come off as those vegans who were difficult to deal with and preachy.  Part of it was because we are still fairly […]

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Commonly Asked Questions

by Kayleigh Hill Being Vegan in today’s world, I have of course encountered the famous “But where do you get your protein?” question a million times. Lately, it seems as though I am answering to the following topics more and more as well. I am not a doctor or health professional, I am simply a Vegan […]

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romaine green drink

by Ndem Nkem  ingredients 1 head romaine lettuce 1 lemon or lime (juiced) 3 cups water additional greens (optional) cayenne pepper (optional) 2 tsp apple cider vinegar (optional) place all ingredients in a blender (i use a vitamix) and blend. drink throughout the day . This drink is amazing if you feel like you need […]

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Team Plantbuilt 2014 Recap

by Scott Shetler In 2013 a group of vegan physique athletes (bodybuilders, figure and physique competitors) who competed together at the 2013 Naturally Fit Super Show in Austin, TX to show the world what could be accomplished by following a cruelty-free diet. They only represented 10% of the competition, but came away with 40% of […]

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My Story

by Elana Titanium Priesman I want to share my story with you. I spent my entire life battling obesity. From a young age I was put on calorie restrictive diets and suffered from the hurtful abuse of bullies. It wasn’t my parent’s fault; I guess they just weren’t exposed to the world of veganism. This […]

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The Weaker Sex?

by guest Samira Menezes, Vegetarianos Magazine Original Interview: I don´t know in US, but in Brazil a lot of people still thinks that the only way to gain muscles is eating meat. Why this is not true, Sara? How do you do to maintain your muscles being a vegan? Muscle is rebuilt using specific amino acids. […]

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Basics of Cutting

by Dani Taylor The Basics of Cutting Diets Dieting is simple, but not easy.  As a fitness nerd and coach who lives to read scientific articles about fat loss, muscle building and the likes, I wanted to make a basic list of tips for cutting.  This list is primarily geared towards people who are already […]

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The Mental Game

by Ashlee Harrison As I write this blog post I am a mere four days out from my very first NANBF figure competition in Edmonds, Washington. I have been working towards this goal, slowly and steadily for approximately eight months. It seems so surreal just how close I am to stepping on that stage after […]

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You Make a Choice

by Erin Fergus I recently attended the ACSM Health & Fitness Summit, a national fitness conference, in Atlanta, GA. One of the lectures discussed the increasing prevalence of diabetes in our country, and I sat in a room with hundreds of other fitness professionals. I looked around, I shook my head, and I was saddened […]

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