Giveaway & Chickpea Protein Burgers: The No Meat Athlete Book is Here!

Our pal, and founder of the immensely popular, Matt Frazier, released his highly anticipated new book No Meat Athlete: Run on Plants and Discover Your Fittest, Fastest, Happiest Self last week! First, I just have to say “CONGRATULATIONS MATT.” I now have first hand experience with what’s involved in writing a book—so much work and love and late nights and heart. It’s a super achievement, so bravo. Second, it’s SUCH a winning book.

Matt is a truly likable guy—down-to-earth and approachable (visit his blog and listen to his recent podcast with Rich Roll to see). His non-preachiness and honesty are qualities that I respect very much. So, his book has not only delivered on my expectation that it would be kind and inspirational, but it’s packed with tips to help everyone from the marathoner to folks who just want more energy and endurance for life.

No Meat Athlete is broken into two comprehensive sections: plant-based nutrition/kitchen tips and everything you need to know about “running on plants.” And it doesn’t necessarily mean “running” in the literal sense (although you get everything you need for that), “running” applies to your energy level for life.

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Matt combines his proven training approaches, a few motivational stories and innovative recipes to help you build confidence in the kitchen.

My favorite part of the book are his smartypants “formulas” for making energy bars, smoothies, veggie burgers and other menu rotation staples. He shows you how to easily swap ingredients, so you can keep it fresh and exciting in the kitchen.

No Meat Athlete is a unique guidebook, healthy-living cookbook, and nutrition primer for the beginner, every day, and serious athlete who wants to live a meatless lifestyle. Matt will show you that there are many benefits to embracing a meat-free athletic lifestyle, including:

– Weight loss, which often leads to increased speed
– Easier digestion and faster recovery after workouts
– Improved energy levels to help with not just athletic performance but your day-to-day life
– Reduced impact on the planet

Whatever your motivation for choosing a meat-free lifestyle, this book will take you through everything you need to know to apply it to your training—No Meat Athlete takes you from the start to finish line.

Want to win a copy of No Meat Athlete?

1. Officially enter the giveaway by clicking/registering here. Sorry, this giveaway is closed. Congrats to Vivian!
2. Shout your entry from the rooftops!
3. Leave a comment below telling us why YU want to win a copy of No Meat Athlete.
4. YU can also tell us why on Facebook and/or Twitter.
5. Cross your beautiful little fingers and toes.
6. A winner will be chosen at random October 25, 2013.

Now, YU know I had to try out some formulas from the book.
How about a Chickpea Protein Burger? Yes, that!

Chickpea Protein Patties

Makes: 6 large burgers or 12-14 sliders

Try to buy everything organic. Here’s why.
1 tbsp unrefined coconut oil
1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (here’s how)
1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup steamed sweet potato, diced
1/2 cup celery, diced
1/2 cup red pepper, diced
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tsp liquid smoke
1 tbsp +2 tsp vegan Worcestershire
1 tbsp Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 cup gluten-free oats
1/2 cup cooked quinoa (here’s how)
1 tbsp coconut aminos (can sub tamari, liquid aminos or soy sauce if you prefer)
Salt and pepper to taste

Let’s get started.
1. Soak and cook chickpeas according to these instructions. Transfer to food processor.

2. Dice and steam sweet potato for about 15 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. Transfer to food processor.

3. Prepare your other veggies by chopping, dicing and mincing.

No Meat Athlete Veggie Burger Formula: Chickpea Protein Burgers

4. Heat 1 teaspoons of coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat. Sauté the onion, garlic, celery and red pepper until softened, about 5 minutes.

5. Transfer veggies to a food processor. Add remaining ingredients and pulse about 10 times until combined, but still chunky.

No Meat Athlete Veggie Burger Formula: Chickpea Protein Burgers

6. Form into golf ball size balls and flatten into patties for sliders (or bigger patties for larger burgers).

7. Heat 2 teaspoons of coconut oil over medium-high heat in a large pan. Sauté the patties in batches for 5-7 minutes per side until browned and heated through.

8. Crumble into salads*, eat plain or with your favorite gluten-free bun. Top with Roasted Garlic & Lemon Aioli to take it to the next level.

*I crumbled one burger into a big bowl of greens with hemp oil, sliced radish, fresh squeezed lemon and red pepper. Delish.

Matt provides you with the “formula” for how to make dozens of veggie burger combinations, this was just the first of many for me.

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Get a copy of No Meat Athlete right here.

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  1. It looks like an amazing plant-based book for living an active lifestyle!

  2. Michelle Savage

    Eeee! Why do I want to win a copy of the No Meat Athlete book? Where do I start?! As a vegan running, I truly appreciate Matt’s honesty, transparency, and authenticity. He is an incredible spokesperson for an active vegan lifestyle and I have been eagerly anticipating the release of his new book. PLUS – look at all that vegan deliciousness! It just doesn’t get any better than that. Fingers crossed!

  3. Monica

    Why do I want a copy? After practicing yoga for many years, I’ve decided it’s time to step up my physical game. I would love to know what recipes and food should accompany my new running and weight training regime!

    Matt’s approach sounds refreshing and accessible!

    PS these chickpea burgers look INSANE 🙂

  4. Ana

    As a very healthy conscious and exercising enthusiast I am always looking for ideas on eating healthy, and a 100% plant-based diet has always been something I aspire one day be able to achieve while still being able to mantain my performance and lean muscle mass. This book would be a huge incentive to start me up on the path of making plants even more part of my daily meals!

  5. Donna Giamprini

    Why I want to win this book ?? Wow that’s EZ

    1- I weight train and good protein following a great workout is often … Well boring
    2- I am a new Vegan and I’m gathering as many cooking alternative sites/recipes as I can for myself as well as inspiration to others I break bread with
    3- I LOVE YUM UNIVERSE . I’ve pointed many many vegan wanna bes to your site
    4- I’m from Montreal … You used our spice . Oo la la 😉

    Have a super day !!
    Look forward to hearing about the book !!


  6. Erin

    That burger looks delicious! I just got this book, but haven’t had time to dive in yet.

  7. Frances

    Always looking for power-fueled vegan recipes!

  8. Genny

    Would like to be 100% no meat. My husband and I are currently about 80% no meat and we often find it difficult to get over the hump. Would like to enhance our health and fitness; often feel that we are not eating properly (w/o meat) to fuel our workouts. I know that “meat” is not required to gain lean muscle, but feel that not making gains w/o the high proten (we only eat chicken and turkey breast). We are looking for an extra push over the hump. Besides, already have tried some of Matt’s recipes from his site, and love them!!! The book would be a great addition to our kitchen and lifestlyle.

    Just found your site and ready to try some of your recipes. They look great!!!

  9. Jessica

    I would love this book to help my husband also transition to a fully plantbased diet. Also for myself to get some tips and exercise and getting all the nutrients we need.

  10. Connie

    I’m always looking for sources that will help keep me on track with plant based recipes and encouragement for an active lifestyle.

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