Top 13 Vegan Athletes | Venus Williams/Patrik Baboumian/Nick Diaz

Hey everyone Josh Baldwin hila G can fit I’m excited to share with you guys my list for the top 13 vegan athletes now obviously there are a ton of really talented plant-based athletes out there but I put this list together to show vegan athletes who are at the top of their sport so not only are all these vegan athletes competing in these grueling sports but they’re actually thriving and many of them are at the absolute top of the sport let’s get right to the list with two of the most impressive athletes and ones that you guys will all know and Serena and Venus Williams they went vegan in 2011 and of course they were successful before this but they’ve been able to stay at the top of the sport at ages 36 and 37 in fact they were the top two players in this year’s Australian Open beating out their much younger and non vegan competitors Venus whose battle with an autoimmune disorder led her to veganism said it definitely changed my whole life it changed the pace I live at you changed everything next up we got the beast Patrick Bablu Mian now a lot of you guys may have seen him on strength Wars and all over YouTube he’s got a great channel as well this German strongman set the world beer keg lifting record and the 20 kilogram front hold record but most impressively he holds the world record for the most weight ever carried by human at twelve hundred and thirty-four pounds which he said at age 37 Patrick said about going vegan I got heavier I got stronger I won the European Championship title and powerlifting I broke three world records so everything was going perfect my blood pressure went down and my recovery time was so much faster so I could train more next up we’ve got jermain defoe who’s one of the top Premier League forward at age 34 he was looking for a way to prolong his career and he hasn’t missed a beat he’s credited his recent switch to a vegan diet as being partly behind his continued excellence at the top level at age 36 Nate and Nick Diaz are a pair of talented MMA fighters both fighters follow a mostly raw vegan diet neither fighter was really ever at the top of the sport but to my surprise as an MMA and Nick was able to beat Conor McGregor just last year at age 32 Scott Jurek is one of the most dominant ultra marathon runners in the world he held the u.s. record for distance run in 24 hours which was 165 miles from 2010 to 2012 he’s been a vegan since 1997 and he’s considered by many to be the greatest ultra runner of all time Scott noted that since going vegan in regards to competing and training I noticed my recovery time that’s shortened that I was less injury prone and had a higher level of energy now everyone knows Carl Lewis is one of the greatest Olympians of all time but what a lot of people don’t know is that in his prime and of course now he was a vegan with nine Olympic gold medals he also set a world record for indoor long jump set in 1984 that still stands Carl adopted a vegan diet to his system in sports and continued it into his retirement in regards to veganism Carl stated I found that a person does not need protein for me to be a successful athlete in fact my best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet moreover by continuing to eat a vegan diet my weight is under control I like the way I look next up is David Meyer who was a Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor his competition achievements include two World Championship gold medals for American national goals an American Open gold and two Pan American goals among many others all of these were achieved as a vegan and David has been a vegan since 2000 he once said I have experienced that it’s an extremely healthy way to eat it gives me more energy it’s better for the environment I’m morally committed to not harming animals then we have the freerunning ninja Timothy sheep he’s won dozens of freerunning competitions it holds a record on Ninja Warrior Stage one by finishing in just 62 seconds that’s ten seconds faster than the previous record Tim said to think that 5% more strength is worth the death and enslavement of hundreds is ego at his finest work but actually feels stronger and more efficient anyway Tia Blanco is an American pro surfer a dedicated vegan and yogi she won gold during the women’s final of the 2015 is a World Surfing Games in regards to her diet Tia said I feel really great eating a plant-based diet and love the way it makes me feel physically and mentally many of us know the effects of diet on one’s health but fail to realize that diet plays a huge role in more than just your personal well-being I love animals too much to contribute to suffering next up is Lewis Hamilton who’s a four-time Formula One world champion Hamilton just recently won his fourth title after adopting a vegan diet earlier in the year Hamilton said as the human race what we are doing to the world the pollution coming from the amount of cows that are being produced is incredible the cruelty is horrible and I don’t want to support that Marie Rose was an Australian swimmer who won four gold medals in the 1956 and 1960 Olympics Maria was a lifelong vegan who set 15 World Records in his sport and he attributed much of his success to his vegan diet which was an extremely unusual choice for the time he was really the first great athlete to prove that a plant-based diet won’t stop you from becoming a top level athlete and in fact will most likely make you even better David Haye is a British boxer with world titles in two weight categories they researched the benefits of a plant-based diet on healing race and recovery time after a serious shoulder injury prompted surgery and many he had to take a break from the ring hey says apes are 20 times stronger than humans and they don’t rely on a meat-based diet they eat plants all day long it’s a myth that you need to eat meat for strength I think says David Haye that I’m now fitter than I’ve ever been I punch harder than ever I’m more determined and I’m faster last but definitely not least is Kendrick Farris who’s an American Olympic weightlifter and the only American to compete in weightlifting at the 2016 Olympics Ferris went vegan in 2014 and says that we shouldn’t get so caught up with protein protein protein because you can get an excess of protein and most of it just gets passed or your body now my body recovers a lot faster I feel lighter my mind is a lot more clear I feel I can focus a lot better that focus helped him set a u.s. record of a combined 377 kilograms at the Olympic Trials in May with a 209 kilogram clean-and-jerk and 168 kilogram snatch so I hope this list really shows everyone out there that you can absolutely be at the top of your sport on a plant-based diet not only will you most likely be fast and stronger and better at your sport but you can live with a clean conscience knowing you’re not contributing to the suffering of animals you’re helping the environment and then as a bonus there you’re gonna actually be better at your sport a little longer and happier life and overall you’re just gonna feel so much better for all of my already converted vegans out there my goal of this video is to give you guys a really solid argument for veganism so when you’re out there talking to people and they say well you couldn’t possibly be strong or fast or whatever it may be on a vegan diet you can have these people as examples because a lot of people really don’t know this stuff most people out there I find know a few of these small things maybe they know about the Williams sisters or a few of these athletes but they don’t know that there’s strongmen they don’t know that there’s weight lifters they don’t know a lot of these athletes out there that are completely defying all these stereotypes about vegans so if you guys liked this video please hit the like button share the video subscribe to the channel and I’ll see you at the next one [Music]

Celebrity Sighting || Date Night in L.A. w/ BananaBlondie || Vegan Thai Food

Pretty exciting oh my god Michelle I know what I literally saw her panties get wet in the restroom they did check out our website thriving plant-based com full-length yoga classes daily food journals group coaching private videos as well as a bunch of free content we’re going out to dinner date night to a vegan thai place yeah but Michelle’s been too but I haven’t yeah long time ago it’s called a rhyaz place so we’ll thought we’d do another date night video and show you what we’re eating this one’s in a strip mall though I feel like it’s not gonna be as cool looking it’s not cool looking at all it’s not like as good of a vibe as gracias Madre but the Foods good and it’s vegan and we should try it out before we leave forever I never come back yeah we’re hitting up a lot of restaurants the last month which yeah good good experience not so good for health I don’t think anyway I don’t know what’s for a while it’s fine but all right we’ll see you at where we go I rhyaz I don’t know if I’m saying it right correct me if I’m wrong if anyone knows where it is but it’s called Orion’s place where is it located anyone’s in LA it’s on Beverly Boulevard okay yeah I’ll see you there Michelle’s taking me to a shopping plaza mall right between a nail salon and a supercuts not the best location but we’ll stay classy see how the food is only ones here will get good service fresh rolls to start running fully gramma photo right there would you think babe I thought it was great what you think super good yeah very yummy very misleading that it’s in the strip mall next to supercuts a laundry mat and Maria nails there’s a laundromat in here um what else is in here framing yeah yeah anyway it was good super good yeah we got I just saw in the pictures pineapple fried rice pumpking hurry hurry wasn’t as good as the one in Hawaii though not quite um bunch of rice fresh rolls it was good though try it out yeah check it out Beverly in west hollywood area so we didn’t want to go home too early cuz I’m shell out a sitter so we want to hang out more so we went to gracias Madre our favorite player more another celebrity sightings oh my god Michelle I know what I literally saw her panties get wet in the restaurant they did okay short dick you guys it was Jon Snow from game of thrones forgot he was walking out as I walked in and then he walked out again and walked in again and walked what he was in and out anyway he’s a smoker which which I was happy about which I was bummed about but I’m still down so we’re leaving LA and what eight days ten date no we leave it on the departed no really being Thursday eight days we have nothing done pretty much but I’ve been here just over a month like a month in a few days yeah it’s been interesting it’s definitely a fun to hang out for a month not my scene though very fake very where do you know it’s okay a lot of good come on cuz what people say about la it’s fake those people in there were real they were real fake huge I know is it was a very good people watching tonight’s gracias Madre it’s very interesting it’s very fun here if you like people watching my mom had a ball here I think just you should go to this she didn’t even see Jon Snow she’d go to this one place in like best citing ever she’d go to this one place and just people watch all afternoon so yeah um it’s an interesting place I got the worst weather of the year though pretty much right um when you first got here though it was nice it was nice this weekend it was nice ish I don’t know it’s been weird today was like humid and like warm but like how deandre oh yeah but great fruit lots of stuff to do great neighborhood we’re in what I want to live here forever no but it was a really cool experience I liked it yeah i’ll miss LA and my two friends here I’ve gotten to catch up with friends too i’m gonna miss Jon Snow I felt like we got really close why are you just doing a separate blog on drew I’m gonna have to do a vlog with his cheesy sports coat I needs a guy needs it get me to my car I need to make a vlog on Johnson that is cheesy sport coat and cigarettes shut up he was wearing a suit it was weird i wasn’t really i wanted to see him in his like with like his shield on his his sword i was missing the shield and the sword um Michelle is obsessed with the character well John’s that gets us his name Jon Snow is the care I don’t even know his real name I don’t want to know his real name I don’t care about the actor who plays Jon Snow I just like Jon Snow she likes Jon Snow and the knights and Edward Edward I’m not interested in Robert Townsend but Edward she’s into these people that no one can live up to yes so then I moved to LA is a huge disappear so i live i moved here now that I live with around me huge disappoint me no no no no I mean you’re not Jon Snow there’s just there’s no like there’s no need for you to be Jon Snow there’s no you know winter is coming to go winters does that mean I hate that you don’t watch Game of Thrones I feel like it’s just like there’s distance between us because I you don’t understand what I’m going through I’m like three episodes behind right now and I don’t know I don’t really watch teeth Sansa was just raped by the psychopath and I’m not okay and where’s Jon Snow this is chitchat for your channel it’s all right where are you bye muddying up your channel so guys I need your help who’s gonna be my celebrity crush because I don’t really have any we were discussing this at the restaurant and there’s really nobody ID no fantasy yeah so yeah leaving the comments below who your favorite celebrity crushes I have a few I don’t really give a like there’s nobody I don’t have a lot just John so and well when I found out Natalie Portman wasn’t vegan anymore I was over her yeah she’s me the other one I said oh I’m also like Michelle are you like Michelle fighting back in the eighties no she when she even did that movie with Harrison Ford of all Barristan lord I was in movie not the quantum leap go I’m not the only guy she didn’t movie where Harrison Ford was like an evil person like was it her husband but he was like had an affair what was that movie called oh um I don’t know it was good though even in that she’s beautiful she’s pretty hot she’s I like to again she had a house in the Monica Riley I liked her in um you know what the park is that movie where she was a coke the one with you Pacino yeah I mean granfer see what that look at the name of that movie scarface scarface Jesus yeah she’s in yeah anyway who’s you guys favorite who’s your celebrity crush girls to let us know yeah I don’t know yeah let us know


INSPIRATION | Famous Vegan and Vegetarian Celebrities

► LIST OF VEGANS IN THE VIDEO (Order of Appearance)
Natalie Portman, famous actress
Jennifer Lopez, famous singer and actress
George Laraque, famous NHL hockey player
Bill Clinton, former president of the USA
Jared Leto, famous actor
Jake Shields, famous UFC Fighter
Ellen, famous talk show host
Woody Harrelson, famous actor
Tim Shieff, famous free runner/parkour athlete
Mike Tyson, former boxing world champion
Christian Bale, famous actor (Batman)
Justin Timberlake, famous singer/actor
Ariana Grande, famous singer
Carrie Underwood, famous singer and songwriter
Rich Roll, famous ultra endurance athlete and author
Johnny Depp, famous actor
Carl Lewis, 4x Olympic gold medalist for track
Marcus Patrick, famous model
Ellie Goulding, famous singer/pop star
Al Gore, former vice president of the USA
Rob Bigwood, arm wrestling world champion
Mac Danzig, famous UFC fighter
Frank Medrano, famous calisthentics athlete
Brendan Brazier, formulator of Vega and former Ironman triathlete
Patrick Baboumian, Germany’s strongest man
Lea Michelle, famous actress from Glee
Olivia Wilde, famous actress from The OC and Her
Elijiah Wood AKA Frodo, actor from Lord of the Rings!!!
Shania Twain, famous Canadian singer and songwriter
Pamela Anderson, famous actress from Baywatch
Moby, famous musician
Ricky Martin, famous singer
Toby Macguire, famous actor (Spiderman)
Famke Janssen, famous actress
Leanne Ratcliffe AKA Freelee the Banana Girl, social media sensation
Harley Johnstone AKA Durianrider, social media sensation
Gary Yourofsky, famous animal rights motivational speaker

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This week we decided to start a new video series called Celebrities VEGAN Food.We’re going to find out what are the celebrities’ – vegan celebrities or not – favorite recipes and we’re going to veganize them!
Today we have for you a breakfast that Emma Watson – Harry Potter and The Beauty and the Beast actress – is usually cooking for herself: guacamole, pico de gallo, and scrambled “eggs” + coffee.

Let’s see how to make this Emma Watson’s breakfast step by step.



– 12 Tortillas

– 1 medium Onion
– 3 Avocado
– 1/4 tsp Cumin
– 1/2 small bunch Coriander
– Medium Lime juice
– Salt at taste

– 1/2 medium Onion
– 3 medium Tomato
– 1/2 small bunch Coriander
– 1/2 Lime juice
– Salt at taste

– 1 medium Onion
– 250 gr soft Tofu
– 1 tbsp neutral Oil
– 1/8 tsp Turmeric powder
– Salt and Pepper at taste
– Kala namak (black salt) at taste


– Cut all the vegetables
– Smash the avocados with a fork, mix it with the onion and the coriander, and cover it so it doesn’t oxide
– Smash the tofu with a fork and reserve
– Stir-fry the onion until it gets transparent and add the tofu. Let it cook for a few minutes and season it
– Cut the 12 tortillas into squares, put them carefully in a cupcakes mold because they’re fragile and can easily break
– Grease the mold if necessary and brush the edges of the tortillas with a little bit of neutral oil
– Let it cook in a pre-heated at 180 ºC oven for about 15 minutes
– Stuff the baskets with the tofu, the pico de gallo, and the guacamole
– Enjoy!

Bon Appétit!


– Don’t season the salsas right away because the salt has the ability to make the tomato and the avocado loose water

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