"Whole Foods to Thrive" by Brendan Brazier + Giveaway

Brendan Brazier is a former professional Ironman triathlete, and a two-time Canadian 50 km Ultra Marathon champion. And would you believe he is a vegan?

Many people may find it hard to believe that a vegan diet would be compatible with being a high-performance athlete, but in Whole Foods to Thrive Brazier shows just how easy it can be. Brazier explains why he believes a nutrient-dense, plant-based foods are the best choice for both your health and the health of the planet.

The book is packed full of information on topics such as how our health is dependent upon nutrition, the environmental toll of food production and the eight key components of good nutrition. It also includes 200 plants based recipes that are allergen-free and contain no wheat, yeast, gluten, soy, dairy or corn.

Whole Foods to Thrive is not a book aimed only at vegans, it is a nutritional resource for everyone. Even if you are a meat lover, this book will help you integrate more whole foods into your diet and make sure that you are getting the necessary nutrients for optimal health. In the last few years, my diet has made major transitions. I eat less meat and dairy and a lot more whole foods. My love for sugar-packed and processed food and drinks is gone and I have seen major health benefits because of it. I don't ever see myself going vegan, but this book has shown me that I can still make more easy changes in my diet. And with recipes such as Garlic Thyme Sweet Potato Oven Fries, Spicy Black Bean Chili and White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake with Chocolate-Almond Crust, who wouldn't want to give it a try?

About the Author

Brendan Brazier is the bestselling author of The Thrive Diet (2007) and Thrive Fitness (2009), as well as the creator of an award-winning line of whole food nutritional products called Vega. He has been nominated three times for the prestigious Manning Innovation Award for the creation of the Vega Formula.

The Giveaway

One lucky reader can win one prize pack containing six Vega smoothie mixes in an assortment of flavours like Vanilla Chai, Bodacious Berry, and Choc-a-Lot. For a chance to win leave a comment below and include your email address. The giveaway will end at 11:59 PM on Sunday June 12. This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only.

I would like to thank Penguin Group for providing me with a copy of this book as well as the giveaway prize pack.


  1. I really enjoyed this book. I was on the tour on June 3.

    I put kale in the morning smoothie for my family on Tuesday. They were less than enthusiastic, but they drank it. Perhaps if I bought the correct kind of kale it might have blended better. After reading this book I had to go out and buy his earlier one, Thrive Diet.

  2. I'm always up for a contest :) tammyisblessed at gmail dot com

    But I LOVE dairy, meat and bread!!

  3. Way to go Shannon ... post about another book which I absolutely MUST put on my "to read SOON" list ... ;) The book sounds fabulous, and I'm really happy that you keep this blog going, as I don't always have time to go browse in the bookstore, so you provide me with a list of ones to find each trip. You're an awesome Mamma!

    Kara :) (orchard.kara@gmail.com)

  4. Thank you SO much for the opportunity to win such an amazing prize!!!

  5. At this moment I am brewing water so that I can curl up with Thrive and a cup of Yerba Matte ...
    Awesome blog:)
    ... and here are my details for the contest: boudreau.elle@gmail.com


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