So I am still 3 classes away from completing my masters in applied nutrition but continue to experiment with new vegan diets and improving my nutrition for sports including triathlon. Lately I have been sticking to a macrobiotic diet focusing on eating a diet high in vegetables and whole grains that are seasonal in nature. I noticed that I am sleeping better and have more energy when using this diet combined with proper nutritional timing.
My morning typically involves a green smoothie with fruit, kale, nuts,and hemp seed protein before my morning swim or run and follow this with a bowl of whole grains with nuts. Workout 2 is usually on the bike or a longer run session and is the main workout of the day. This is followed by a lunch with a lean veggie protein like tofu, cooked veggies, and a whole grain like soba noodles with an apple. Sometimes there is a third workout in the day and this is followed by an afternoon snack like a green salad with artichokes, sundried tomatoes, and garbanzo beans. Dinner is usually another heaping salad with more tofu, cooked veggies, greens, and miso soup with whole grains.
Above is a pizza and salad I made with home grown onions and greens and vegan soy cheese. Below are my favorite cook books for this way of eating. I really think this diet works well with athletes due to the balanced consumption to vegetables and whole grains. I do increase my protein and fruit sources a little more to improve recovery after workouts.