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Two Brothers Aspire to Be First Vegan Athletes to Row Across The Atlantic


Next year, two brothers hope to make history by becoming the first duo to row entirely across the Atlantic ocean on a 100 percent vegan diet in honor of their late father and step-father, who passed away due to skin cancer in August 2015.

Greg Bailey, 27, and Jude Massey, 18, who go by the collective term the “Ocean Brothers”, have planned their trip from Gran Canaria to Barbados in order to raise money for the British Skin Foundation. They will subsist on vegan food designed by Firepot by Outdoor Food, a company that specializes in dehydrated slow-cooked meals. All of their fuel will be 100 percent plant-based.

Both of the brothers will be eating 100 percent plant-based during their 3,000-mile journey across the ocean.

Ocean Brothers/Facebook

A part-time A&E doctor and vegetarian, Bailey told Plant Based News that he is planning on fully transitioning to a 100 percent plant-based diet for life in preparation for the voyage.

“What I want to make sure of though is that when I decide to go vegan it will be a one-way change, and so I want to be 100 percent sure before I do,” he said.

“Ultimately, I have such a huge support from my brother and partner who are vegan.

“They both show me that my concerns that I mention are not, in fact, true for them and are simply a manifestation of a reluctance of me to let go of the last programmed behaviors we call normal which are to disassociate from the experience animals go through industries which market them for food.”

You can support the Ocean Brothers’ mission on their charity fundraiser page here.

How to Eat Plant-Based While Traveling

Whether you’re also planning a groundbreaking voyage or just want some simple tips and tricks for how to easily eat vegan when you’re on-the-go, our Food Monster App has some tips and recipes for you.

First, energy bars are a convenient fuel source.

These Almond Butter Energy Bars by Gemma Gonzalez are protein-packed and delicious.

These almond butter energy bars are the perfect sweet treat to have pre or post-workout. They are chock full of nutrients, protein, and crunchy seeds. Plus, you can drizzle chocolate bars over the top of these bars for a truly delicious treat.

This guide on How to Make an Amazing Superfood Trail Mix will come in handy if you’re taking a long journey.

 breaks down all of the components that should go into making your ideal trail-mix, so you know what kinds of ingredients you should be looking out for.

Remember to keep your eat out for 25 Delicious Vegan Sources of Protein. Quinoa, in particular, travels well.

These Lemon Poppy Seed Quinoa Bars by Nicole Dunai fit into any carry-on and provide lots of good energy.

These hearty quinoa bars are a unique take on the traditional lemon and poppy seed combination. They are bursting with the zing of lemon, studded with crunchy poppy seeds, and filled with the protein packed goodness of quinoa! Take a bite and you’ve got sweet, crunch, zing, and chew all combined together.

Remember to also look at this guide for Travel Hacks: What to Pack as a Plant-Based Eater When Traveling Abroad and Simple Plant-Based Solutions to Long and Tiring Plane Rides.

We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. Check it out!

Lead image source: Ocean Brothers/Facebook

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