Rosanna Davison photo. copyright UCA LLC . 11.26.12
by Ali Berman
Categories: Eats, Healthy Living, Recipes, Vegan
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Former Miss World, Rosanna Davison, has teamed up with PCRM to share her thoughts on how to kickstart the new year with healthy eating.

After more than a decade as a vegetarian the model, actress and journalist went vegan to get ready for the Galway Ironman. According to PCRM, “Rosanna has never felt better and credits increased energy levels and a strengthened immune system to a diet rich in nutrient-packed, plant-based foods.”

Davison is offering her favorite delicious sounding “Superfit Smoothie” recipe to help others get fit and healthy. For your enjoyment…

Rosanna’s Superfit Smoothie

My favorite breakfast is a green smoothie (any combination of spinach, celery, fresh fruit, and a banana), which provides me with more energy than a cup of coffee.

Makes 2 to 3 servings

Add all ingredients in a blender or food processer. Blend for two to three minutes and enjoy!

As for the former Miss World’s nutritional tips, she offers the following:

Educate yourself about nutrition. Learn about the impact your food choices have on your overall health. A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes can greatly improve your health and reduce the risk of major lifestyle-related diseases, including heart disease and cancer. Buy a new plant-based cookbook or sign up for a cooking course.

Get rid of dairy products. I feel so much healthier on a plant-based, vegan diet. The amount of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients in plant-based foods gives me an extra edge as an athlete. It also helps propel me through long days in the science lab, between biochemistry exams and long photo shoots.

Be kind. Think about the impact your food choices have on animals, your long-term health, and the environment. Also, be kind to yourself; reward yourself for your personal health goals. Splurge on a snorkeling trip or nice dinner with your family.

To take part in PCRM’s vegan kickstart program, visit their website.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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