Mena Massoud, who stole our hearts last year in Disney’s Aladdin, knows a thing or two about eating vegan on the go. With his latest endeavor, a cookbook-travel guide hybrid that hits shelves in September, the actor melds his personal journey toward meat-free living with heart-felt stories, advice, and recipes from some of the continent’s best restaurants. Evolving Vegan: Deliciously Diverse Recipes from North America’s Best Plant-Based Eateries—for Anyone Who Loves Food serves up delectables, such as Spicy Dan Dan Noodles and Boston Cream Pie-Cake, that are easy to re-create at home. We checked in with Massoud about the wellness items that keep him feeling energized—whether he’s in the kitchen or on the big screen.
Vega Sport Sugar-Free Energizer in Acai Berry
“I don’t like caﬀeine all that much, and I’m not a big coﬀee drinker, but this energizer has found its way into my routine. The boost comes mostly from green tea and helps me stay focused during workouts.”
Williams Sonoma Open Kitchen Garlic Press
“It makes my life so much easier! I use lots of garlic throughout Evolving Vegan, and this press takes away the sticky, smelly aspect of dicing.”
TriggerPoint CORE Multi-Density Solid Foam Roller
“I never exercise without using this to loosen my back, sides, and legs. After a session, rolling allows my muscles and joints to breathe and relax.”
Gaiam SB 6MM Yoga Mat
“Stretches before and after a workout are easy with this yoga mat because it provides soft support for my joints. I do a lot on my wrists and knees, and this allows me to really get in there and stretch properly after.”
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