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Focusing on an environmentally friendly diet, Brendan Brazier's new book builds on the stress-reducing, health-boosting nutritional philosophy introduced in Thrive
. Finding creative ways to use basic ingredients such as kale, blueberries, and wild rice, Thrive Foods
recipes are plant-based and nutritionally complete. They utilize the power of superfoods such asmaca, chia, hemp, and chlorella and avoid ingredients like wheat, yeast, gluten, soy, dairy, and corn.
If you're looking for sustainable energy, high-quality sleep, physical strength, and mental sharpness to meet modern-day demands, Thrive Foods is your go-to recipe source.
Brendan Brazier is a professional triathlete and the creator of VEGA, an award-winning whole food product line. Named one of the 25 Most Fascinating Vegetarians by VegNews, he lives in Los Angeles and Vancouver, British Columbia.
New York Spirit, January 2012
“Brendan has cast a wide net of appeal with this book. Interested in nutrition? He’s got it covered. Sustainable agriculture your thing? Check. Love to cook? Recipes galore. Want to geek out on facts? Done. Want to be inspired to make changes to your diet? Keep reading. Are you a meat eater and don’t think the book is for you? Try again…Pick it up and give it a try, you will learn something and maybe even change your eating habits (and help the planet!) in the process.”
San Francisco Book Review, 12/21/11
“The two hundred recipes avoid common food allergens and animal products, and include a sports drink, smoothies, and dishes for every meal of the day, from a fresh cereal breakfast to a vegan beet ravioli dinner. Snacks and desserts find their place, too, with maca ice creams and cool granitas. Anybody with an interest in maintaining and keeping their body in fit, working condition would benefit from a leafy lunch of Thrive Foods.”
International Book Awards’ 2012 Health Category Winner
“Thrive Foods is not just a cookbook. It is a valuable resource full of information on health, nutrition, natural resources, food, and environmental and health solutions achievable through whole food.”
“Loaded with great recipes that are good and easy to make.”
Library Journal (starred review), 10/15/11
“This book will appeal to not only athletes and vegetarians but anyone who is concerned with eating to reduce personal and environmental stress…A fascinating read featuring excellent vegetarian recipes based on highly palatable nutritional science.”
Washington Post Express, 9/27/11
“You’re sure to be satisfied.”
Will Run for Food, 9/29/11
“Brendan has cast a wide net of appeal with this book. Interested in nutrition? He’s got it covered. Sustainable agriculture your thing? Check. Love to cook? Recipes galore. Want to geek out on facts? Done. Want to be inspired to make changes to your diet? Keep reading. Are you a meat eater and don’t think the book is for you? Try again; these principals can even be applied one meal a week…Pick it up and give it a try, you will learn something and maybe even change your eating habits (and help the planet!) in the process.”
January Magazine, 9/23/11
“Those embarking on or considering a raw, vegetarian or vegan diet will find a lot here to like."
“This book is for anyone interested in eating a thoughtful and informed plant-based diet.”
Spirituality and Practice
“Just to prove how amazing and tantalizing this plant-based diet could be, Brazier has put together (with some other top chefs) 200 Recipes for Peak Health.”
Better Nutrition, November 2011
“Brendan Brazier does a masterful job of connecting the dots between personal and environmental health.”
“Thrive Foods will inspire you to examine your own food choices…and re-shape planetary health in the process.”