Twenty-eight year old British actress, Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays “Missandei” on the hit HBO fantasy television show Game of Thrones, loves to talk about being vegan. “I started eating a vegan diet about four years ago and even after a week I felt amazing. I had so much more energy,” she says.
She enjoys keeping fit, with yoga, distance swimming, boxing and running, and is living proof that you don’t need animal products to stay fit. Her favorite post-workout meals focus on quinoa, greens, veggies and beans, “simple and packed with natural proteins.”
She enjoys making protein shakes too “I’ll make something that’s packed with calories. I’ll put a banana in it, a bit of almond milk or coconut water, spinach. I also like a bit of matcha powder in there – all of that fun stuff! Add a bit of vegan protein powder and that would be my shake.”
She’s also quite the cook. Following her Caribbean roots, her signature dish is a vegan version of a Caribbean dish called Ackee and Saltfish.
Well done, Nathalie!