The Plantpower Way
Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes and Guidance for The Whole Family: A Cookbook
Created by renowned vegan ultra-distance athlete and high-profile wellness advocate Rich Roll and his chef wife Julie Piatt, The Plantpower Way shares the joy and vibrant health they and their whole family have experienced living a plant-based lifestyle. Bursting with inspiration, practical guidance, and beautiful four-color photography, The Plantpower Way has more than 120 delicious, easy-to-prepare whole food recipes, including hearty breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, plus healthful and delicious smoothies and juices, and decadent desserts.
But beyond the plate, at its core, The Plantpower Way is a plant-centric lifestyle primer that finally provides the modern family with a highly accessible roadmap to long-term wellness and vibrant body, mind, and spirit health. The Plantpower Way is better than a diet: It's a celebration of a delicious, simple, and sustainable lifestyle that will give families across the country a new perspective and path to living their best life.
Praise For The Plantpower Way: Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes and Guidance for The Whole Family: A Cookbook…
"This is not your typical recipe book. It is a book about hope, and the universally shared belief that any one of us can be better . . . You will not find better guides in that quest."
—From the Foreword by Dr. Sanjay Gupta
“The most effective way to get healthy is to get healthy together as a family and The Plantpower Wayproves just that. This is a delicious roadmap to help you incorporate the power of plants into your diet every day. And the best part? Your whole family will love eating this food.”
—Mark Hyman, author of The Blood Sugar Solution
“The Plantpower Way inspires us each to be our best selves, and Rich and Julie are artful role models for the rest of us interested in physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. We are what we eat, and the amazing vegan/plant based/plant powered recipes in this book can help us lead amazing lives.”
—Gene Baur, author of Farm Sanctuary
"What I love about Rich and Julie's program is that you can dip in and find so many luscious health-giving recipes that are fairly effortless to make. And then when you start feeling that delicious food lighting up every cell in your body, you’ll want to experiment a little bit more. Julie and Rich will not only help you get your body happy, but your soul will soar too!”
—Kathy Freston, author of The Lean
“Rich and Julie are living proof of the wonders that a plant-based diet can work for athletes and families alike. Even if you’re not training for an ultra marathon, you’ll love The Plantpower Way!”
—Brendan Brazier, bestselling author of Thrive
“This beautiful collection of irresistible and creative recipes will motivate your whole family to live The Plantpower Way. Read this book and be inspired!”
—Kris Carr, New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Sexy Kitchen
“Rich Roll has transformed his life and can help you do the same. The Plantpower Way provides a clear roadmap to a healthier, happier lifestyle. A must read for anyone looking to make positive, substantive change, from the inside out.”
—Dean Karnazes, author of UltraMarathon Man
“Whether you aim to run an ultramarathon, or want to be your best at whatever you’re doing, this book is for you. In The Plantpower Way, Rich Roll and Julie Piatt give us a look into their kitchen and the way that a whole food, plant-based diet has become a fun and powerfully healthy endeavor for the whole family. With insightful guidance and delicious recipes, this book is a great resource for anyone looking to find health. And with all that extra plantpowered energy, who knows how far you’ll go.”
—Neal Barnard, M.D., President and Founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, author of Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes
“As an integrative gastroenterologist, I'm intimately familiar with the disease promoting effects of the Standard American Diet on our digestive system. If you're looking to heal yourself from the inside out, treat the root cause of most medical problems, and reclaim your health and vitality, start with this book. Let Rich and Julie be your guide on an incredible journey of transformation - there's no telling how far you could go!”
—Robynne Chutkan, M.D., author of Gutbliss and The Microbiome Solution
“Rich and Julie have rolled out a plant powered world that has it all! Run, walk, or jump in, and enjoy the journey that awaits. You’ll never be the same.”
—Rip Esselstyn, New York Times bestselling author of My Beef with Meat
“The world’s longest-lived people overwhelmingly eat plant-based diets. Their secret: making plant foods delicious. The Plantpower Way embodies that secret, showing us how to make plant-based living accessible and tasty. It should have its place in every American kitchen.”
—Dan Buettner, Founder and CEO of Blue Zones and New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Zones Solution
“This family-friendly book will not only raise your food IQ but it will give you the confidence to develop habits that contribute to a more sustainable planet as well as optimal health and wellbeing.”
—Bryant Terry, food justice activist and author of Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed
“Rich and Julie know that total and sustainable health is the key to unlocking the greatest potential in all of us. But we just need to take the first step. In this life-changing book , they offer powerful tools to ignite your body and mind.”
—Frank Lipman, founder of Eleven-Eleven Wellness Center and author of The New Health Rules
"I loved Rich Roll's Finding Ultra. It really inspired me, but it did leave me wanting more. I wanted to know exactly what Rich was doing to fuel his body. Well, now I have all of his secrets. This beautiful book has all his meals with beautiful pictures and easy to follow recipes. This definitely will become prescribed reading for my patients.
—Garth Davis, M.D., bariatric surgeon, Ironman athlete and bestselling author of The Expert’s Guide to Weight Loss Surgery
Avery, 9781583335871, 336pp.
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
About the Author
Born in Colorado and raised in Alaska, Julie Piatt has spent decades traveling many paths and studying many traditions. She is a true renaissance artist who expresses her creative voice as a plant-based chef, singer-songwriter, yogi, sculptor, painter, spiritual guide, and homeschooling parent to four children.
Rich and Julie live with their four children in Malibu Canyon outside of Los Angeles.