In THRIVE Fitness, Brendan presents his own easy system for total health and fitness, complete with new photos and step-by-step exercises, to get maximum results in minimal time. Whether you're a time-crunched beginner or an experienced athlete, Thrive Fitness will help you sculpt strong, lean muscles; enhance the quality of your sleep; reduce body fat; minimize your risk of disease; increase energy; sharpen mental clarity; cut sugar cravings; and prevent sports injuries.
"Brendan's plant-based nutrition concepts, combined with his innovative holistic approach to training, will get you in the best mental and physi- cal shape of your life. Thrive Fitness is truly the way to unleash your full potential!"
- Venus Williams
"I am forever grateful to Brendan . . . I have noticed increased energy and more-restful sleep. My desire for sugar and salt is waning."
- Hugh Jackman
USA / Canada / UK
THRIVE ENERGY COOKBOOK
Canadian / UK
"Brendan gets it! His nutritional approach is what supercharges results."
- Tony Horton, creator of P90X, the world's bestselling workout program
"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
"This guide is what your plant-based kitchen is missing. You're going to feel better, and you're going to enjoy every bite. Oh, and in case you were wondering: You're not going to miss the meat."
- Angela Haupt, senior editor, U.S. News & World Report
Packed with 150 plant-based, nutrient-dense, whole food recipes developed within the Thrive nutritional philosophy, Thrive Energy Cookbook brings concepts that started the functional, plant-based nutrition revolution to life. Recipes are all vegan and allergen-free (or with gluten-free options) to eliminate wheat, yeast, gluten, soy, refined sugar, and dairy from your diet.
Easy-to-make and performance-enhancing, these chef-created recipes merge purpose driven functionality (every ingredient has a nutritional purpose) with mouth-watering appeal. From the alkaline-forming, plant protein–packed Vanilla-Almond-Mocha Motivator Smoothie to Roasted Red Pepper & Sweet Potato Soup, Thai Green Curry Rice Bowl, and desserts such as Raspberry Chocolate Pomegranate Tart, Thrive Energy Cookbook will have you quickly preparing nutrient-packed and delicious dishes.
Canadian / UK
"Brendan's book clearly shows that choosing to eat plants instead of animals is not only the best thing you can do for your own health, but also for the health of the planet. Thrive Foods keeps me healthy and performing at my best, even throughout the longest of tours."
"Drawing from studies preformed by top international organizations, Brendan cuts through the clutter. Putting information into clear and relatable terms, he effectively illustrates the easiest, most immediate, and dramatic form of activism we can all participate in: choosing our food.
- Elizabeth J Kucinich
Director Government Affairs, PCRM
"In Whole Foods to Thrive Brendan makes the art of healthy eating and the concept of a nutrient dense diet easy to understand and compelling to follow. A must read."
- Terry Tamminen
Former Chief Policy Advisor to Governor Schwarzenegger, President of Seventh Generation Advisors
"The world needs to move away from meat. As Brendan Brazier so convincingly shows, a plant-based diet is better for the planet and better for human health. His wonderfully inventive vegan recipes give us food that is both nutritious and inviting."
- Chris Goodall
Bestselling author of How to Live a Low Carbon Life
Building upon the stress-reducing, health-boosting nutritional philosophy introduced in his acclaimed vegan nutrition guide Thrive, professional Ironman triathlete Brendan Brazier now turns his attention to your dinner plate (breakfast bowl and lunch tray too). Where does your food come from, and is it healthy? How can you be sure that you are receiving the nutrients you need? In Thrive Foods, Brazier clearly explains how nutrient-dense, plant-based foods are the best form of proactive health insurance and environmental sustainability rolled into one. And that's not all. Thrive Foods also features 200 nutritionally complete, easy-to-make recipes that utilize the power of super- foods such as maca, chia, hemp, and chlorella, and that avoid common allergens, such as wheat, yeast, gluten, soy, dairy, and corn.
With recipes from celebrated chefs (Tal Ronnen, Chad Sarno, and others) and award-winning restaurants (such as Millennium and Candle 79), the healthy and delicious dishes include:
Pumpkin Gnocchi | Italian Garden Stir Fry | Spicy Black Bean Chili | Quinoa Falafels | Chocolate Goodness Smoothie | Cool Coconut Orange Squares | Indian-Spiced Lentil Hemp Burgers | Banana Cream Pie | Summertime Chef Salad | as well as Brazier's signature energy bars and gels and many more . . .
If you're looking for sustainable energy, high-quality sleep, physical strength, and mental sharpness to meet modern-day demands, Thrive Foods is the resource for you.
Canada / UK
"Thrive focuses on vegan foods that help fuel your way to uber athleticism."
"The Thrive Diet feeds your body all the nutrients it needs without empty calories and with minimal stress."
- Chicago Tribune
"Mr. Brazier's vegan principals have garnered a cult following."
- Globe & Mail
"...The Thrive Diet, a guide to vegan diets in sports...has become something of a bible..."
- The Wall Street Journal
"When I train and need to be at my very best physically and mentally, I turn to Brendan. I highly recommend his book Thrive".
- Brian Roberts, 2B, Baltimore Orioles. 2-time MLB All Star.
"I am forever grateful to Brendan...I have noticed increased energy and more restful sleep. My desire for sugar and salt is waning, and what's more, I am following these recipes and loving them."
- Hugh Jackman (from the foreword)
"The Thrive Diet is an authoritative guide to outstanding performance, not just in top-level athletics but in day-to-day life."
-Neal D. Barnard, M.D., president, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
"Brendan Brazier's Thrive will increase the micronutrient density of your eating style and enable you to live longer, live healthier, and thrive."
- Joel Fuhrman, M.D., bestselling author of Eat to Live and Eat for Health
"Thrive is a must read."
- T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., bestselling author of the The China Study
Thrive is a long-term eating plan to help all athletes (professional or not) develop a lean body, sharp mind, and everlasting energy. As one of the few professional athletes on a plant-based diet, Brendan Brazier researched and developed this easy-to-follow program to enhance his performance as an elite endurance competitor.
Brazier clearly describes the benefits of nutrient-rich foods in their natural state versus processed foods, and how to choose nutritionally efficient, stress-busting whole foods for maximum energy and health. Featuring a 12-week meal plan, over 100 allergen-free recipes with raw food options--including recipes for energy gels, sport drinks, and recovery foods--and a complementary exercise plan, The Thrive Diet is "an authoritative guide to outstanding performance" (Neal D. Barnard, M.D., Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine).