Knowledge is Power

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

So, do you want to learn about the extensive, health benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, master your vegan culinary skills, or develop the mental fortitude to become an advanced, plant-based athlete?  

We have cherry-picked some of the most insightful and inspiring reading to cover all the bases of a plant-based lifestyle, so why not take the time to vastly enrich your life with our suggested library of critically acclaimed literature.  

As the hard science behind the irrefutable benefits of a plant-based lifestyle has become a mainstream topic of conversation, it’s no wonder our book selection comprises so many global best sellers!  

 

Finding Ultra

Hardcover

  • Rejecting Middle Age
  • Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself 
  • “Rich Roll’s Finding Ultra is a testament to the power of the human spirit to overcome any obstacle, break down walls, and redefine what’s possible.” – John Brenkus, Creator and Host of ESPN’s “Sport Science” and New York Times bestselling author of The Perfection Point
  • “If you liked Born to Run, you’ll love Finding Ultra…one of the best books about health and fitness that I’ve ever read.” – Neal D. Barnard, MD, President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

How Not To Die

Hardcover

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
  • “The primary determinant of our health and well-being is what we eat and how we live. In this extraordinary and empowering book, Dr.Michael Greger explains why. Highly recommended.” – Dean Ornish, M.D., author of The Spectrum and Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease
  • “Absolutely the best book I’ve read on nutrition and diet.” – Dan Buettner, author of  The Blue Zones Solution
  • “An absolute rhapsody of informational wisdom on how toachieve a life of health and longevity without disease.” – Caldwell B.Esselstyn, Jr. M.D., author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

How Not To Die Cookbook

Hardcover

  • From the author of the global bestseller How Not To Die comes The How Not To Die Cookbook – a lavish, beautifully illustrated collection of delicious recipes based on the groundbreaking nutritional science of the original book.
  • Dr Michael Greger, founder of the wildly popular website NutritionFacts, takes his comprehensive, lifesaving science into the kitchen. Why suffer from disease and ill health when the right food is proven to keep you healthy, and without the side effects of drugs? We can avoid heart disease, cancer and our other biggest killers if we use food as medicine, and the How Not To Die Cookbook offers a sustainable and delicious guide to preparing and eating the foods that will prevent and reverse fatal diseases.
  • Featuring over 100 easy-to-follow, beautifully photographed plant-based recipes, with plenty of recipes suitable for vegetarians and vegans, the How Not To Die Cookbook merges cutting-edge science with everyday ingredients from the supermarket to help you and your family eat your way to better health and a longer life.

Thug Kitchen

Hardcover

  • 1 New York Times Bestseller, first in the bestselling series
  • Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular website to inspire people to eat some goddamn vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Beloved by Gwyneth Paltrow (‘This might be my favorite thing ever’) and with half a million Facebook fans and counting, Thug Kitchen wants to show everyone how to take charge of their plates and cook up some real f*cking food.

Forks Over Knives the Cookbook

Paperback

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • A whole-foods, plant-based diet that has never been easier or tastier—learn to cook the Forks Over Knives way with more than 300 recipes for every day!
  • Forks Over Knives—the book, the film, the movement—is back again in a cookbook. The secret is out: If you want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, avoid cancer, and prevent (or even reverse) type 2 diabetes and heart disease, the right food is your best medicine. Thousands of people have cut out meat, dairy, and oils and seen amazing results. If you’re among them—or you’d like to be—you need this cookbook.

Forks Over Knives Family

Hardcover

  • Every Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy Kids on a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet
  • From the authors of the New York Times bestselling Forks Over Knives Plan comes a complete guide to a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle for your entire family, with more than 125 delicious kid-friendly recipes and tips for raising a whole-foods-loving child in a junk-food-laden world.

Forks Over Knives: Flavor!

Hardcover

  • The 2011 documentary Forks Over Knives ignited a revolution, empowering people to live healthier and happier lives. The film revealed the indisputable link between the average American diet—heavy in meat, dairy, and refined foods—and heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. It also showed how, by focusing on a whole-food, plant-based diet, these chronic illnesses could not only be prevented, but sometimes even reversed. Through its meal plans, website, and New York Times bestselling cookbooks, Forks Over Knives has proven that a diet based on fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains, and legumes isn’t just good for you, it tastes good too.
  • Now, Forks Over Knives shows you how to take your whole-food kitchen to the next level, adding international flair to every meal. Forks Over Knives: Flavor! showcases dozens of recipes—all exclusive to this book—accompanied by over eighty gorgeous photographs that capture the flavors of cuisines from around the world

The China Study

Hardcover

  • Deluxe Revised and Expanded Edition: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health
  • In celebration of the bestseller that has changed millions of lives, this special deluxe edition of The China Study is proudly presented in an exclusive and stunning collectible hardcover. Featuring brand-new content and an exceptional redesign inside and out, this revolutionary work has never been more timely—or more beautiful.
  • The science is clear. The results are unmistakable.

Whole

Hardcover

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Nutritional science, long stuck in a reductionist mindset, is at the cusp of a revolution. The traditional “gold standard” of nutrition research has been to study one chemical at a time in an attempt to determine its particular impact on the human body. These sorts of studies are helpful to food companies trying to prove there is a chemical in milk or pre-packaged dinners that is “good” for us, but they provide little insight into the complexity of what actually happens in our bodies or how those chemicals contribute to our health.
  • In The China Study, T. Colin Campbell (alongside his son, Thomas M. Campbell) revolutionized the way we think about our food with the evidence that a whole food, plant-based diet is the healthiest way to eat. Now, in Whole, he explains the science behind that evidence, the ways our current scientific paradigm ignores the fascinating complexity of the human body, and why, if we have such overwhelming evidence that everything we think we know about nutrition is wrong, our eating habits haven’t changed.
  • Whole is an eye-opening, paradigm-changing journey through cutting-edge thinking on nutrition, a scientific tour de force with powerful implications for our health and for our world.

The China Study Cookbook

Paperback

  • Indulge in the revised and expanded edition of the bestselling China Study Cookbook—with more than 175 mouthwatering recipes and stunning all-new photography
  • Filled with tips on substitutions and keeping foods nutrient-rich, The China Study Cookbook shows you how to transform your health and the health of your entire family—along with contributing to the health of your community and the world—all while enjoying incredible meals.

The Food Revolution

Paperback

  • How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World
  • In 1987, John Robbins published Diet for a New America, which was an early version of this book, and he started the food revolution. He continues to work tirelessly to promote conscious food choices more than 20 years later.
  • First published in 2001, The Food Revolution is still one of the most frequently cited and talked about books of the food-politics revolution. It was one of the very first books to discuss the negative health effects of eating genetically modified foods and animal products of all kinds, to expose the dangers inherent in our factory farming system, and to advocate a complete plant-based diet.
  • The book garnered endorsements by everyone from Paul Hawken to Neal Donald Walsch, Marianne Williamson to Julia Butterfly Hill. After ten years in print, The Food Revolution is timelier than ever–and a very compelling read. The 10th anniversary edition has an updated, new contemporary look and a new introduction by the author.

The Engine 2 Diet

Hardcover

  • Professional athlete-turned-firefighter Rip Esselstyn is used to responding to emergencies. So, when he learned that some of his fellow Engine 2 firefighters in Austin, TX, were in dire physical condition-several had dangerously high cholesterol levels (the highest was 344!)-he sprang into action and created a life-saving plan for the firehouse. By following Rip’s program, everyone lost weight (some more than 20 lbs.), lowered their cholesterol (Mr. 344’s dropped to 196), and improved their overall health. Now, Rip outlines his proven plan in this book. With Rip as your expert coach and motivator, you’ll transform your body and lifestyle in a month. 
  • Medically approved, easy-to-follow, and amazingly effective, this diet is designed for anyone who wants to make heroic strides in his or her health, weight, and well-being-all without heroic effort.

Plant-Powered Families

Paperback

  • Get your whole family excited about eating healthy!
  • Over 100 Kid-Tested, Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes
  • Veteran cookbook author Dreena Burton shows a whole foods, plant-based diet can be easy, delicious, and healthy for your entire family. In Plant-Powered Families, Burton shares over 100 whole-food, vegan recipes—tested and approved by her own three children.
  • With tips for handling challenges that come with every age and stage—from toddler to teen years —Plant-Powered Families is a perfect reference for parents raising “weegans” or families looking to transition to a vegan diet.

Powered By Plants

Paperback

  • Natural Selection & Human Nutrition
  • In June 2011, Don Matesz surprised and enraged some of the followers of his “paleo” and low-carbohydrate diet blog with his “Farewell to Paleo” post wherein he detailed both evidence-based and personal reasons for abandoning the meat-based diet. By August of 2014, this post had more than 100,000 page views. In September 2011, Matesz presented a talk – “Ancestral Nutrition: An Alternative Approach” – at the first ever Ancestral Health Symposium at UCLA. That lecture focused on identifying physiological evidence for human nutritional adaptations to either plant-based or animal-based diet and it evolved into this book. Powered By Plants refutes the “paleolithic diet” claim that meat-eating uniquely drove human evolution by reviewing the abundant evidence that a plant-based diet powered human evolution. Challenging anthropologists and advocates of low-carbohydrate and ‘paleo’ diets who claim that paleolithic meat-eating made us human, Matesz shows that we have numerous heritable anatomical, physiological, and biochemical features primarily adapted to acquisition, digestion, or metabolism of whole plant foods, but lack the heritable features expected as evidence of evolution dependent upon and primarily driven by meat consumption.   Powered By Plants surveys human biology from head-to-toe, and, backed by hundreds of references, shows that our sensory, locomotive, manual, digestive, and reproductive systems, and our nutrient metabolism, all have features primarily adapted to a whole foods plant-based diet.

The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon

Paperback

  • The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon – Second Edition updated with new chapters The long awaited second printing of, NYHC Legend, John Bloodclot Joseph’s raw and unfiltered autobiography. As real as it gets!
  • In his new autobiography, NYHC legend John Bloodclot Joseph recounts his hard times and spiritual redemption. A traumatic childhood in foster homes was just the beginning of John’s evolution. Before fronting one of the most important bands in the underground punk scene, the Cro-Mags, John faced homelessness, addiction, betrayal and insanity. Still, even his success couldn’t save him from a relapse that set him back to square one – rock bottom. The book is a raw and unapologetic autobiography about his life. Consider yourself warned.

The PMA Effect

Paperback

  • Stuck in a rut? Lack the discipline to accomplish your goals? Always find yourself waving the white flag in surrender? Having a string of sh*tty days, weeks, months, maybe even years? If you answered yes to any of those then this is the book you ve been waiting for. The PMA Effect teaches the methods for achieving your goals no matter how high you set the bar comes down to one vital principle: Developing a Positive Mindset. Change your mindset Change your life. PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) can sustain you through any difficult circumstances. You ll learn to deal with stress more efficiently. You ll develop the skill set and determination to never quit at tasks. To push through fear and manifest your thoughts, hopes and dreams into reality. In essence The PMA Effect is the blueprint to becoming that badass, super-human that lives inside each and every one of us.

Meat is for Pussies

Hardcover

  • A How-To Guide for Dudes Who Want to Get Fit, Kick Ass, and Take Names
  • Joseph presents a throw-down of information, offering both personal and scientific evidence that a plant-based diet offers the best path to athleticism, endurance, strength, and overall health.
  • Joseph also offers living proof that living a plant-based lifestyle is badass, from super-athlete Brendan Brazier to MMA champion Jake Shields to Joseph himself, who is an Ironman Triathlete and still rocking out (at the age of fifty-two) on world tours as the frontman for his legendary band the Cro-Mags. Joseph’s passion for educating the world about the benefits of a plant-based diet comes through on each page, in a voice and a vocabulary that is uniquely his own. At the end of the day, he wants readers to live a long, healthy, happy life . . . and he won’t take no for an answer. 

Plant-Based Muscle

Paperback

  • Our Roadmap to Peak Performance on a Plant-Based Diet
  • Co-authored by plant-based athletes with more than 35 years’ combined experience, Robert Cheeke and Vanessa Espinoza, Plant-Based Muscle is the most complete plant-based fitness book to be released since Shred It!.

Shred It!

Paperback

  • Robert Cheeke’s newest book, Shred It! (Gaven Press, 2014), is a comprehensive guide to setting achievable goals, burning fat, and building muscle on a whole-food, plant-based diet.
  • Robert grew up on a farm in Corvallis, OR where he adopted a vegan lifestyle in 1995 at age 15. Today he is the best-selling author of the book, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness – The Complete Guide to Building Your Body on a Plant-Based Diet, and his latest book, Shred It!. As a two-time natural bodybuilding champion, Robert is considered one of VegNews magazine’s Most Influential Vegan Athletes. He tours around the world sharing his story of transformation from a skinny farm kid to champion vegan bodybuilder. Robert is the founder and president of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness. He writes books, gives lectures around the world, and maintains the popular website, VeganBodybuilding.com. He is a regular contributor to Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine, Naked Food Magazine, Forks Over Knives and The Dr. T. Colin Campbell Center For Nutrition Studies, is a multi-sport athlete, entrepreneur, and has followed a plant-based diet for 20 years.

The Vegan Muscle & Fitness Guide to Bodybuilding Competitions

Paperback

  • Not just for physique competitors, this guide can help anyone meet their goals with a whole foods, plant-based, vegan diet. You will learn how to: – Calculate the time to reach your goal – Apply strategies to build muscle and lose fat – Assess your progress – Create workout routines – Design meal plans that hit your targets In addition to these customizable tools and formulas, this book includes eight sample menus, three weight-lifting routines, eight cardio workouts, recipes, and more!

Vegan Bodybuilding Cookbook

Paperback

  • A vegan lifestyle and nutrition habits are strongly stigmatized nowadays. Many misconceptions about the plant based lifestyle trigger negative or restrained attitudes towards people pursuing that lifestyle. These misconceptions withhold people from transitioning to a healthy lifestyle. Bodybuilders who want to go vegan face this problem even more severely: How can you reach your protein goals while rejecting meat and dairy (whey proteins) from your diet? This book will clear out these misconceptions and provide 100 high protein recipes to fulfill your protein goals while maintaining health.
  • You’re about to discover…common misconceptions about vegans, and why they are wrong …why people are concerned about protein on a vegan diet …why people overestimate the amount of protein required to build muscles. …why looking lean and ripped does not mean having a healthy body. and of course 100 high protein recipes, that are delicious, easy to prepare and meet your protein needs to become strong and muscular You Only Get One Body. Take Action Now And Get This Book!

The No Meat Athlete Cookbook

Paperback

  • Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes to Fuel Your Workouts―and the Rest of Your Life
  • A Sports Illustrated Best Health and Wellness Book of 2017
  • A fast-growing global movement, No Meat Athlete (NMA) earns new fans every day by showing how everyone from weekend joggers to world-class competitors can become even healthier and fitter by eating whole plant foods.
  • Now The No Meat Athlete Cookbook—written by NMA founder Matt Frazier and longtime health coach, yoga teacher, and food writer Stepfanie Romine—showcases 125 delicious vegan recipes, many inspired by plant-based foods from around the world. Put nourishing, whole foods on the table quickly and affordably.

As vegans, we are all too familiar with the question, “Where do you get your protein?” 

Beans, legumes, quinoa, nuts and seeds are just some of the many plant-based proteins that are entirely adept at meeting all our protein requirements.  Active individuals on a plant-based diet seeking to add lean mass may opt to include a protein supplement, in much the same way a meat eater may include a whey shake to theirs.

There are a host of tasty, high quality, organic, Non-GMO, plant-based protein supplements backed by awesome amino acid profiles.  For non plant-based eaters who suffer from lactose intolerance, they offer a great alternative to dairy derived proteins.  These are some of our favourites.  If you’re a fan of protein packed smoothies, we recommend either the the Nutri Bullet or Magic Bullet to whip them up!