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Musician and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opened up recently about his commitment to a vegan diet. Following a health scare with a plane crash in 2008, the rocker shared that he changed from a vegetarian to a vegan diet.

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He told Men’s Journal of his diet, “Honestly, ever since I found this way of eating I have endless amounts of energy,” says Barker. “I can go all day, and after it all I never find myself getting tired. No matter what kind of shows I have done, or workouts I do on top of it, I still have to force myself to sleep at night.”

Because drumming is incredibly energy-intensive, Barker shared how the diet helps his performance, “Right from the first time that I started to really eat vegan I could feel how much it was affecting me. John Salley is one of the guys who I would run into a lot here in Los Angeles, and he always told me how the players who ate that way outperformed the others. I started to see that results for myself as well.”

Because Barker exercises, he drinks a post-workout shake to help with recovery. He shared what was in the shake with GQ, “Onnit chocolate plant-based protein, cacao powder, a little bit of flax oil, flaxseed, almond milk, cinnamon, and almond butter. I’ll also mix the Recovery inside of my smoothie.”

The rocker also eats almonds for a snack and dinner is “anything from Erewhon. They have this beefless broccoli that I love with a side of Brussels sprouts and green beans. That’s usually it. Maybe a few pistachios before I go to bed.” He shared that lunch is usually “a bowl from Crossroads. It’s like a healthy bowl, with a lot of vegetables, and you can have the option to have an Impossible kebab in it.”

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He also shared that he loves vegan ice cream!

Musician Rob Zombie also spoke recently about his vegan diet.

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