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    February 06, 2020

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    Even the best of us eating a wholefood plant-based diet need some new inspiration and motivation at times.
    At Garden of Vegan we are proud of our co-founder Benny, who has one of the most regimented and nutrient rich diets that we have ever seen. He rarely strays off course and in fact never really wants to. He really believes in feeding his body with the best quality organic plant-based wholefoods for his health, for the health of the planet and for the animals. 

    His natural instinct and craving for seasonal wholefoods each day from Mother Nature, rather than from a packet, is a testament to his character. To put it simply, this way of eating not only meets Benny’s biological needs as a human, but allows him to stay fit with a higher quality of health and overall well-being compared to those who don’t eat a predominately wholefood, plant-based diet. 
    His passion for health is infectious. He has installed Garden of Vegan with their own personal gym at their headquarters, including many interesting gadgets and equipment to play with. He has even inspired our junior workers to eat raw green beans during break times and dance up a storm between tasks.
    His motivation is fueled by his results and constant health improvements. He has dramatically improved his athletic performance since going WFPB, even as he approaches 40 years old. 
    “I’m the fittest and healthiest I have ever been and the only thing that has changed over the past 3 years is my age and my diet”. Says Benny.

    He believes that thanks to his conscious lifestyle choices, he feels stronger, has increased his lean muscle mass, has improved mental focus and feels more connected to the environment around him. 
    He is living proof, you are what you eat.
    We wanted to share with you all, a day in the life of Benny.
    Did you know that Benny has been a personal trainer for over 16 years and has never counted his calories?
    Benny believes in listening to the body. Eating mindfully and consuming organic plant-based wholefoods in abundance.

    He eats a 65-70% raw plant-based diet and gets an abundance of calories and essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients daily, eating the colours of the rainbow, free of any man made supplements.

    Below is an example of his typical day with three of his go to recipes.

    First thing in the morning
    Benny’s Fresh Greens Blend

    2 tablespoons of chia seeds 
    Benny likes to just cover his chia seeds with filtered water, a few hours before consumption.
    2x pieces of Organic whole meal sorghum GF bread with 1 avocado & broccoli sprouts. 
    Fresh fruit mix
    Benny’s daily fruit mix is a combination of seasonal organic produce. For example; at the moment he is consuming blueberries, mango, cherries and grapes. 

    Handful of raw green beans
    2x cucumbers
    ¼ cup of homemade hummus
    5 large raw beetroot or chard leaves
    ½ of a watermelon
    1 small rockmelon or papaya
    2x oranges
    Benny’s Cacao Smoothie

    Sometimes Benny will add another Benny’s Fresh Greens Blend inbetween lunch and dinner

    1-2 Garden of Vegan meals 
    Benny’s Favourite meals at the moment are Carraway Lentil Curry and the Mushroom Arancini Bolognese 
    Fresh Fruit mix

    Benny also drinks 3 litres of filter water each day and has the occasional organic coffee.

    Benny’s recipes
    Benny’s Fresh Greens Blend
    Beetroot Leaves
    Chard or Spinach leaves
    1L of filtered water

    Benny’s Homemade Hommus
    2 cups of soaked chickpeas
    ¾ cup of filtered water
    2 Tbs Tahini (unhulled)
    2 Tsp Cumin
    2 Tsp Paprika
    Pinch of celtic sea salt
    Optional Clove of Garlic

    Benny’s Cacao Smoothie
    8 Raw Cacao Bean
    1 Tbs Raw Macca Powder
    1 Tbs Raw Cacao Powder
    1 Tbs BeHumane Smoothie Booster (Vitamin D3, Iodine, Omega 3s, flaxseeds and Vitamin B12)
    1 Large Banana 
    6 Walnuts
    Handful of Blueberries
    2 Cups of Spinach

    To see more of Benny’s recipes and to learn more about how a plant-based lifestyle has impacted positively on his health, check him out @Vegan_like_benny

    Learn more about Dr Andrews BeHumane Smoothie Booster at;