I was raised in a Christian household and went to Christian school where I was required to memorize a chapter of Bible verses each month. So, I am very familiar with the Easter story from the Bible and it is one of my favorite vegan stories of all time.  You see, animal sacrifice was required for the atonement of sins up until Jesus gave his life so that humanity would not have to kill animals anymore.  Jesus was the ultimate animal rights activist because he was willing to give his life to stop people from sacrificing them!  How cool is that? In honor of that beautiful story, I like to pray extra hard on Easter that the rest of the world will become more compassionate to animals (human and non human animals).  I hope that you will join me.

And for you non-Christians out there, a story about a rabbit (a mammal) who goes through all the trouble to hide chicken eggs from people (no doubt to save us from all that cholesterol) should also impress on us the importance of veganism today!

Speaking of that, here’s what I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast (53 g protein): smoothie with bananas, frozen blueberries, 2 oz wheat grass (2 g protein), 1 packet frozen acai with added protein (7 g protein), 1.5 cups soy milk (10 g protein), 1 scoop Vega Sport Performance Protein (20 g protein), 1 scoop chocolate flavor Spirutein (14 g protein), 1 Tbsp flax oil, and 1 tsp L-glutamine
  • Snack: large handful of peanuts (15 g protein)
  • Lunch (27 g protein): 2 slices toasted Julian’s Bakery  ”Tofu bread”, made with Amaranth, Kamut and Millet (20 g protein) with flax oil, and large cup of Nettle tea with 1 cup of soy milk (7 g protein)
  • Snack: large slice of “field roast” (15 g protein) with rice crackers.
  • Dinner (Pictured above)  (43 g protein): 2 cups Quinoa (16 g protein) with 1 cup sprouted and cooked lentils (17 g protein).  Lentils were cooked with vegetable stock, one small can of tomato paste, chopped onion, chopped celery, red bell peppers, basil, oregano, garlic, cumin and coriander.  With 2 cups of cooked broccoli (8 g protein), topped with Earth Balance vegan margarine and lemon pepper.
  • Snack: nori seaweed snack pack
  • Before/During Workout: 1 tsp creatine powder and 1 tsp nitric oxide powder in 1 liter of water
  • After Workout/Before Bed (50 g protein): smoothie with bananas, 2 oz wheat grass (2 g protein), 2 cups soy milk (14 g protein), 1 scoop Vega Sport Performance Protein (20 g protein), 1 scoop strawberry/banana flavor Spirutein (14 g protein) and 1 tsp L-glutamine
  • Total: 203 grams of protein for the day!!!

And because Jesus and the Easter Bunny want us to be big, strong, muscular vegans so that we can better protect all the bunnies of the world, here’s my workout from last night (remember with the calf exercises S means toes straight, O means toes pointed out and I means toes pointed in, and a combination of these, such as SOI, means a set of each):

  • Ab rocker: 50 reps X 4
  • Crunches on bosu ball holding medicine ball over head: 25 reps/8 lbs X 3
  • Mason twists with medicine ball: 25 reps/ 8 lbs X 3
  • Calf press Roc It machine: 10 reps/144 lbs SOI, 10 reps/ 342 lbs SOI, 10 reps/410 lbs SOI
  • Standing calf raise machine: 15 reps/180 lbs SOI, 15 reps/180 lbs S X 2
  • P 90 X Ab Ripper DVD Workout
 

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