In other words, eat like a Roman Gladiator would.
Scientists who’ve examined the skeletons of the soldiers discovered they were large beefcakes, but rarely ate animal proteins. Based on the levels of zinc and strontium in cells, experts are able to determine the diet of the deceased warriors. Because the Gladiators had higher levels of strontium and little zinc, it was determined they ate mainly vegetarian.
Yet, these guys were HUGE with strong bone density so it’s a safe bet they’re breakfasts consisted of high protein, good carbs and a decent amount of good fat like Oz’s super starter of the day meal, Gladiator Oatmeal.
No one who reads this will probably be fighting to the death (we hope not), but this breakfast recipe containing cooked steel oats served with vegetarian Canadian bacon sauteed in shallots and seasoned with pepper and rosemary will surely fuel you up for a boring day in the cubicle or several hikes across a college campus to get to classes.
Yves Meatless Cusine makes a vegetarian Canadian Bacon that goes well with this recipe.
Grab Daphne’s recipe for Gladiator Oatmeal, which is part of the collection of recipes in the Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine’s 21 day vegan kickstart program.
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