Coconut oil is an EXCELLENT oil for endurance athletes! Don't shy away from it. Do some research on the internet and you will see more people are comming around to the belief that coconut oil is not bad for you and actually good for you. Now I use flax oil, olive oil and coconut oil for my main fats.
I have been using coconut oil my bike rides and I have been feeling great! No loss of energy on long rides. I put it in the sports drink recipe.
Qunioa is a really great grain. It is full of protein and VERY easy to make. Can you make couscous? Same method. Replace your rice/pasta/potatoes at lunch with quinoa and you will see that you dont need to snack in the afternoon.
Carob powder is very yummy and you use it like cocoa powder. You can also use cacao, but that is very stimulating. I use it in smoothies when I am craving chocolate.
I shop at my local health food store. You can also order everything online.
I tried the Vega powder and hated it. I don't buy any of his products. I dont need to. In this book, he gives you recipes for everything he sells....
I haven't made his pancakes yet...I have made the walnut burgers, smoothies, energy bars, and recovery puddings and energy puddings. That Energy pudding is so great! It really works.
Don't be so quick to judge. Start small. Make an energy bar or a recovery drink. The more greens and fruit you can eat with each meal the better. It's about changing to a healthier lifestyle. At first since its different it's going to seem like a pain. It will become easier if you want it to. It something new and will take a few months to incorporate into your life. I don't think anyone here does it 100%. I only use what I listed above and am going to incorporate more. Keep an open mind and ask questions.
For the record I am not a vegan. Just trying to eat the best food I can.
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