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Allyson Geschwentner  Vegan Dietetic Intern at KU Medical Center. Ultra runner. Foodie.

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Dark carob pancakes with berries and tahini drizzle! Recipe down below!✌ Blend 1 cup of dry oats, 1 cup of water (or almond milk), and 3 Tablespoons of carob powder up in a blender until smooth. Pour in a small container and set aside to let the mixture thicken. While waiting, great up your skillet (I use a non-stick skillet so I don't need any oil). Then just pour, cook, flip, cook, and enjoy!
I topped mine with berries, dragonfruit stars, buckwheat grouts, and @soomfoods tahini! They sent me two jars of their natural tahini last week. I've already gone through one entire jar and I still have no regrets. 😏
Haha, really though, tahini on chocolate or carob oats/pancakes is soooooo good. Personally, I think it's better than peanutbutter!
P.S.- you could sub the carob for cocoa powder if you'd like, I just prefer carob powder because it doesn't contain caffeine and it's less bitter than cocoa.
This is my entry to the #forksfriday challenge! My new favorite breakfast combo is now oatmeal pancakes with fruit, and a drizzle of tahini! 😊❀ #healthyvegan #veganfoodshare #vegansofig #whatveganseat #veganfoodporn #veganfood #veganpancakes #wfpb #pancakes #justvegan #plantbased #poweredbyplants #starchsolution #forksoverknives #gloobyfood #noms #letscookvegan #bestofvegan #eathealthy #thefeedfeed #healthyrecipes #eatwell #healthycuisines #foodie #veganlife #veganlifestyle #cleaneating #wholefood #fitvegan

"When a flower doesn't, bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower." -Alexander Heijer
Rainbow oatmeal bowl made with strawberries, orange slices, banana coins, kiwi fruit, spirulina chia pudding, and blackberries with a little shredded coconut. ❀ (Blue chia pudding recipe is 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 3 Tablespoons of dry chia seeds, and 1 teaspoon of @rawnice blue spirulina powder!) #vegan #veganfoodshare #vegansofig #healthy #instahealth #nourish #wfpb #bestofvegan #eattherainbow #starchsolution #forksoverknives #gloobyfood #vscofood #healthspo #oatmeal #porridge #food #vegangirl #healthyeats #eathealthy #eatwell #feedfeed #food52 #justvegan #hungry #delicious #cleaneats #noms #veganfood #veganfitness

"You can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance at what you love." - Jim Carrey
Trying to remind myself of this right now as I finish up my internship/graduate program experience and prepare to head out into the world.
Don't settle for something you don't really want because the idea of going after your dreams is intimidating. We are tuly capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for.
Baked potato chunks seasoned with black pepper, diced carrots, broccoli, and avocado.
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Watermelon season is back!!!πŸ‰ πŸ˜„πŸŽ‰
Messy watermelon fruit pizza topped with berries, coconut yogurt, shredded coconut, and buckwheat grouts. Seriously turned out SO GOOD.

Coconut yogurt and watermelon are seriously the best combination ever! If you love watermelon as much as I do, you really need to try this combo! πŸ‘Œ (I used @rawnice powders for the coloring, and @so_delicious unsweetened coconut yogurt)

#veganeats #veganfoodshare #vegansofig #whatveganseat #veganfood #wfpb #justvegan #eattherainbow #instahealth #vegannutrition #nourish #gloobyfood #healthspo #veganfoodie #vegangirl #healthyeats #eatwell #starchsolution #hclfvegan #watermelonpizza #watermelon #cleaneats #veganfitness #wslf #rawvegan #bestofvegan #ethicalvegan #vegannoms #forksoverknives #healthycuisines

This week's feature Friday goes to @vegan.dreadhead! Nina is an extremely compassionate soul with a love for traveling and being outside! Her profile is filled with tons of delicious looking vegan food, like this beautiful mango, banana, strawberry fruit bowl! If you have a few minutes to spare today go check her out and #sharethelove.❀ #vegan #vegansofig #fitfoodie #whatveganseat #veganfood #wslf #hclfvegan #bestofvegan #starchsolution #healthy #instahealth #nourish #vegangirl #feedfeed #fruit #healthyfood #wholefood #noms #health #highcarbvegan #yum #hungry #plantbased #foodie #veganlife #cleaneating #eatclean #poweredbyplants #plantbased

GET TO KNOW ME! ❀
1. I had a stuffed black and white cat named Daisy when I was younger. She is so matted is dirty now because I basically took her everywhere. I think my parents might still have her in their attic somewhere.
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2. I was not athletic AT ALL in high school! I was a fine arts nerd and spent nearly all of my free time doing musicals, show choir, and forensics (competitive acting). I didn't start running until my sophomore year of college.
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3. I'm going sky diving for the first time in 2 weeks with my dad and my younger brother. I'm a little nervous, but extremely excited!
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4. I will finish up my internship program at KU at the end of July, and will then sit for the RD board exam to finally become a licensed dietitian! After than I don't have any specific plans food myself, but I'm honestly open to everything at the moment.
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5. I'm not afraid of very many things in life, but when I'm running, I'm terrified of dogs! I've been attacked before by two pitbulls, and ever since I've always been really cautious around dogs when I'm running.
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6. I've always been a tom boy. I grew up paying in the mud, eating berries off of trees in our backyard, and peeing in bushes. (Honestly, none of that has changed.πŸ˜‚)
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7. I am 100% a dog person! I have always loved dogs and will always think they are better than cats. (Sorry cat people)
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8. I've lived completely by myself for the last 4 years, and I absolutely love it! I really love having time to myself, and I feel like I've grown so much as a person since living in my own.
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Yesterday I was tagged by @prosperoushealthylife to share a few personal facts about myself, so, here you go! I also tagged a few people I would love to learn more about, and invite you to do the same if you feel so inclined! ❀

#vegan #veganfoodshare #vegansofig #whatveganseat #veganfood #wfpb #eatingclean #eatright #veggies #eatgoodfeelgood #healthyliving #eattherainbow #eatrealfood #fitfoodie #thrivemags #healthy #health #beautifulcuisines #nourish #plantbased #fitmeals #weightloss #cleaneating #weightloss #fitness #forksoverknives #starchsolution #feedfeed #nutrition #healthyfood

Happy Toast Tuesday! This week I made vegan unicorn toasts! πŸ˜„πŸŽ‰ German Rye bread topped with either dragonfruit and unsweetened coconut yogurt, or sliced banana, coconut yogurt, and buckwheat grouts.

Have a great Tuesday friends! (I use @rawnice pitaya powder and blue spirulina powder to naturally color the yogurt. No artificial junk allowed in my kitchen!✌😏) #vegan #veganfoodshare #vegansofig #healthy #instahealth #nourish #wfpb #bestofvegan #eattherainbow #starchsolution #forksoverknives #gloobyfood #vscofood #healthspo #food #vegangirl #healthyeats #eathealthy #eatwell #feedfeed #food52 #justvegan #hungry #delicious #cleaneats #noms #veganfood #veganfitness #toasttuesday #healthycuisines

One of the most common questions I get asked by other females is how I get normal periods as a long distance runner. I've met many women struggling with this, and I've lost mine in the past before too.

One of the first things people want to blame is exercise. But honestly, I rarely ever think the problem is exercise. Many women, including myself, have normal periods every month training at high levels, even while running 50-70 miles a week for months on end. The key is knowing what your body needs, and giving it those things without any restrictions.
Most women need to reach a BMI of 22-23 to get normal periods after experiencing a bout of amenorrhea, which is a much higher BMI than most females want. As a female, however, you need to realize that having body fat IS HEALTHY. Just because society thinks that being excessively lean is desirable DOES NOT mean it is healthy. Everyone's body is different, and everyone needs to accept that.

I saw a dr. who told me that in order to get my period back I had to stop running ultras and just do a "moderate" amount of exercise. He told me it was impossible to have normal periods running 70 miles a week, and that I should start taking hormones to balance out my body.
Obviously, I declined and decided I would simply gain some weight, and let my body heal itself. He thought I was crazy, but I was right. Even while training for an ultra marathon, I was still able to get my period back.

So, what did I do? Simple. I ate whatever my body asked for, from a wide variery of nutrient dense foods.
The best tips I can give to women struggling with amenorrhea are:
1. Make sure you're not restricting anything! That means calories, fats, proteins, carbs, etc. (I got about 25% of my total calories from healthy fats!)
2. Make sure you are getting essential nutrients like omega fatty acids, iron, zinc, etc. (again, why I encourage whole foods!)
3. ALLOW YOURSELF TO GAIN WEIGHT! Just because a BMI of 19 is technically considered "healthy" doesn't mean it's healthy for YOU. Everyone's body is different! Learn to love yours, and take good care of it.❀ (Please feel free to DM me with any questions!)

"Surround yourself with people who lift you up. Part of self love is having a higher standard for your inner circle." Love yourself enough to keep negative people at a distance. We're all heavily influenced by our surroundings, so don't feel bad about picking your friendships wisely. The energy we surround ourselves with is the energy that fills our soul. ❀

Chickpea, carrot, beet, mushroom, mixed green, and avocado snack bowl.
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How delicious does this chocolate cherry vegan nicecream bowl from @thebirdfeednyc look!?! Carina is such a kind, loving, and talented vegan sweetheart. Go check out her page and send her some love! πŸ’•

Have a great Friday everyone!!! I really want to start featuring/sharing a new vegan account every Friday to just say thanks and #sharethelove with you all! If you'd like for me to share your account next Friday, simply tag me one of your pictures, repost one of mine, or re-create one of my bowls if you're feeling really creative! Doesn't matter to me what you choose to post, just make sure you tag me in the photo so I see it! 😊

I know I won't be able to feature everyone, but I totally wanna spread the love and get to know you all more, so I'll do my best!!! ❀✌ #veganlove #veganfoodshare #vegansofig #whatveganseat #veganfoodporn #veganfood #veganfoodie #healthy #forksoverknives #plantpowered #plantbaseddiet #vegancommunity #wfpb #justvegan #nicecream #delicious #hungry #veganlifestyle #gloobyfood #chinastudy #nourish #nutrition #letscookvegan #yum #healthspo #instahealth #eatwell #smoothiebowl #eathealthy

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