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Cover for the book, Vegan Vitality. Features four pictures of different prepared meals.

Vegan Vitality: Your Complete Guide to an Active, Healthy, Plant-Based Lifestyle

Author: Karina Inkster · Subject: Nutrition & Health


Vegan Vitality is a guide to veganism for active lifestyles with one hundred delicious recipes.

The culture of food in North America is changing – and fast. More than eight million North Americans choose to exclude meat from their diets, and an additional twenty-five million rarely eat meat. Many of these individuals consume no animal products whatsoever. Why do these vegans and vegetarians choose to forgo steak, yogurt, or ice cream?

Most commonly, they cite increasing and maintaining personal health. Add to this the steadily growing population of health and fitness enthusiasts who adopt plant-based diets temporarily to meet their performance goals, plus those looking to vegan diets for weight loss, and we’ve got a full-blown diet and lifestyle movement quickly expanding across the globe.

Vegan Vitality is a comprehensive active-living guide and cookbook for current and aspiring vegans interested in making regular physical activity a part of their lives. Karina Inkster motivates and inspires readers to increase the quality (and length!) of their lives by enjoying a whole food, plant-based diet and engaging in regular exercise.

With healthy living advice for everyone from beginners to amateur athletes, as well as a well-rounded collection of one hundred mouthwatering recipes specifically created to fuel active living, this book sets itself apart from existing titles by bridging the gap between diet and fitness, approaching health holistically and as a long-term lifestyle.

Also included are interviews with vegan athletes and fitness professionals, each providing their own recipes, top-secret tips, and habits for healthy, active plant-based living.

About the Author

Karina Inkster, MA, PTS, is a certified personal trainer with a master’s degree in gerontology, specializing in health and aging. As a nine-year vegan and fourteen-year vegetarian, she specializes in vegan and vegetarian clients who range in age from sixteen to ninety-three.

As the owner of Ki Health & Fitness in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, she offers personal training, nutrition counseling, online fitness coaching, consulting, and health seminars and workshops. Karina has been weightlifting, swim racing, running, cycling, and power yoga-ing her way to fitness since 2003.


“Although the title Vegan Vitality may seem less descriptive, making the book seem like it is only for a niche audience, its content is actually quite comprehensive. It is a healthy living guide for anyone wanting to eat more plant-based foods and is filled with delicious recipes and workout advice including interviews with vegan professional athletes. In short, Karina seeks to fill in the gap between being active and eating right, with the holistic approach to health being her inspiration and her guide.” – Gurdeep Pandher. “Karina Inkster’s Vast World of Vegan Vitality.” Huffington Post. 6 Dec 2017

“I’m not the type to spend hours cooking, or to pore over cookbooks. I have an incredibly busy life as a student, and it’s hard enough squeezing in exercise. But when I saw Karina’s brilliant ideas, I found it was actually saving me time to use her recipes, and finally it’s allowing me to eat healthier without compromising study time! There are plenty of fast, easy recipes and I’m happy to be fueling my brain and body with nutritious and mmmmMMm tasty food!” – Melanie, Amazon

“Karina’s health guide is a fantastic resource for beginners and pros alike! Well researched, there’s plenty (but not an overwhelming amount) of information to help build a healthy (and happy) lifestyle, whatever that looks like. Unlike other diet/fitness books, this one is completely accessible, and easy to use, with straight-forward tips that pack a big impact. A great read if you want to reward yourself with a healthy body and mind.” – Heidi Baarcx, Amazon


Cover for the book, Vegan Vitality. Features four pictures of different prepared meals.

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