After our participation in Veganuary over here at Healthy Living London and with choosing to eat plant-based becoming more popular than ever before (seriously, watch Earthlings, it’s one of the most harrowing documentaries about how we use animals as commodities), we decided to ask our plant-powered athlete friend Damien Clarkson about his favourite Vegan resources on the web.
Here are his Top 10:
- VeganWALL – I simply love the look and feel of this new Vegan community site. It has over 1000 vegan friendly restaurants listed which is super useful for someone like me who is going to be doing a lot of travelling in the coming months. It also has a growing recipes section to help inspire creativity in the kitchen and functionality to enable people to create their own communities to talk about all things vegan.
- Veganuary– This try Vegan for the month of January has been a huge success. It has a comprehensive directory of vegan products, tonnes of crowd sourced recipes and a huge library about everything you need to know to live a vegan lifestyle.
- Vegan Lifestyle Association – This is a lovely new site and digital magazine advocating living a vegan lifestyle and talking about it more from the ethical standpoint. If you want to know about the ethics behind veganism this is the place for you.
- Great Vegan Athletes – As a plant-powered athlete I love visiting this site to draw inspiration from the best vegan athletes across the world.
- No Meat Athlete – Is a great site especially for runners full of advice on nutrition and living a vegan lifestyle. There are local No Meat Athlete groups on Facebook around the world where you can meet other vegan athletes.
- Strongest Hearts – A site with brilliant short documentaries about vegan cyclists, bodybuilders and ultra endurance athletes. This website is a must visit for anyone interested in seeing what can be achieved on a vegan diet.
- Rich Roll – Is an ultra endurance athlete and healthy lifestyle and wellbeing advocate who has created one of the most successful health and fitness podcasts in the world. Each week he interviews inspiring people from all walks of life, not all are vegan but all guests have chosen to live an inspiring life. This is my essential listening for the week.
- 30 Bananas A Day – The worlds biggest raw vegan community was created and is run by YouTube stars Durian Rider and Freelee The Banana Girl. If you have any questions about eating raw foods this is the first place on the web you should visit.
- The Vegan Society – A much improved website launched last year makes the Vegan Society worth a visit. A great place for those at the start of their vegan journey.
- TeenVGN – These people definitely deserve a shoutout, definitely more aimed at young people interested in veganism but they create really useful content for anyone interested in getting more plants in their life.
Damien Clarkson is a trying plant-powered athlete and friend of Healthy Living London. He recently published a series of blogs on being healthy in the city you can find at his blog. And say hello to him on Twitter @damienclarkson