Football is manly. Really, it is. But veganism? Many people don’t think this is the most male-driven cuisine.

However, some folks would disagree. Most of which who are familiar with, say….

  • Ridgely Abele, the winner of eight national championships in karate
  • Brendan Brazier, Professional Ironman triathlete
  • Peter Burwash, the Davis Cup winner and professional tennis star
  • Andreas Cahling, Swedish champion bodybuilder, Olympic gold medalist in the ski jump
  • Keith Holmes, World-champion middleweight boxer
  • Desmond Howard, Professional football star, Heisman trophy winner
  • Peter Hussing, European super heavy-weight boxing champion
  • Scott Jurek, Ultramarathoner, Course Record Holder at Badwater and Western States
  • Bill Manetti, Power-lifting champion
  • Ben Matthews, U.S. Master’s marathon champion
  • Dan Millman, World champion gymnast
  • Paavo Nurmi, Long-distance runner, winner of nine Olympic medals and 20 world records
  • Bill Pearl, Four-time Mr. Universe
  • Bill Pickering, World record-holding swimmer
  • Stan Price, World weightlifting record holder, bench press
  • Dave Scott, Six-time winner of the Ironman triathlon

… to name a few.smoothie

In addition to those is NFL football star Tony Gonzalez, who adopted a vegan diet in early 2007, after learning about negative effects of animal protein.

Here he shows a delicious, all-natural vegan smoothie, featuring carrots, spinach, blueberries, cherries, strawberries, raspberries and other tasty fruits and vegetables!

He also tells us why he adds each ingredient, featuring their nutritional information and how they help your body.

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