Tony Gonzalez's daily 80/20 diet (80 percent plant-based/20 percent fish or chicken).
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Tony Gonzalez's daily 80/20 diet (80 percent plant-based/20 percent fish or chicken).

Like some other NFL players of late, the Atlanta Falcons tight end follows what nutritionists call an 80/20 diet – 80 percent plant-based food and 20 percent fish or chicken. He also relies on vegan shakes.

Breakfast
Double serving of steel-cut oatmeal with granola, blueberries, walnuts, and a little brown sugar. A smoothie made with coconut water, carrots, blueberries, strawberries, apples, banana, spinach, flax seeds, and goji berries.

Lunch
Black bean burger with a large kale salad, an 8-ounce filet of fish (usually mahi mahi, salmon, or arctic char), and a side of sautéed green beans with garlic and mushrooms.

After practice
An extra-large smoothie made with coconut water, spinach, blueberries, strawberries, banana, vegan protein, walnuts, and apple juice. If necessary, a Kind bar.

Dinner
Large spinach and kale salad with avocados, cucumbers, carrots, and walnuts with a vinaigrette dressing, an 8-ounce filet of fish, and a side of brown rice.

Dessert
Vegan organic chocolate chip cookies from Uncle Eddies.

See also: Going Vegan in the NFL