Meet Karine Brighten, an all around vegan athlete, vegan fitness expert and vegan business woman from the SF Bay Area. Karine is the owner of Karine Brighten Events - a certified green business, specializing in eco-friendly and vegan wedding planning and consulting. Karine is also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor. She teaches spinning, bootcamp, pilates and foam rolling classes.
What are your favorite 5 top things to eat?
Peanut butter, avocados, almonds, banana, dates
How about bars and smoothies?
I love larabars, and I make my own date balls. Vega smoothies!
Explain your nutrition routine.
It all depends on what else I have going on that day. I teach 10 fitness classes a week so I'm pretty active.
I usually snack on dry roasted almonds and dates in between my classes/workouts, have a smoothie after my workouts.
What's your primary source of essential fatty acids (EFAs)?
What are you go to choices for complete proteins (including all essential amino acids)?
What are your other favorite plant proteins?
Beans (all varieties)
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