Pro Surfer & Vegan Mother Alana Blanchard on her journey

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In Episode 42 I caught up with Pro Surfer and Vegan mother Alana Blanchard in Kauai, Hawaii. From just 8 years old Alana had a dream and dedicated her life to turning it into reality.

Alana Blanchard Plant Proof Pro Surfer Vegan Mother Plant Based

In this episode we cover:

  • What Alana’s childhood in Kauai was like
  • Where she likes to surf in kauai
  • What kinds of food she ate as a kid
  • Her dream to become a Pro Surfer from around age 8 and who she was inspired by
  • Home schooling
  • Her relationship with Bethany Hamilton and what they were like as kids
  • The shark attack incident & how that affected her
  • The movie Soul Surfer that covered Bethany & Alana’s story and meeting Jack Nicholson
  • Bethany’s journey to getting back in the water and learning to surf again
  • Bethany’s new documentary ‘Unstoppable’ covering her life story
  • Sharks and if Alana ever fears them
  • Scariest waves she has surfed
  • What being a PRO surfer means and how they earn an income
  • Her favourite surf break
  • Why she follows a plant based diet and what vegan pillars are important to her
  • Her typical day of eating
  • What her partner Jack Freestone (also a PRO surfer) eats
  • Her pregnancy experience as a vegan:what she ate, what food aversions she had and what she supplemented with
  • How receptive Doctor’s were during her pregnancy to the way she was eating
  • What resources she used to help her during her pregnancy including Dr Michael Klapper
  • How her baby son Banks is doing and her experience breast-feeding
  • Tips for increasing breastmilk supply
  • How long she plans to breastfeed
  • Banks’ weight and how he is developing
  • How she plans to explain to Banks why he doesn’t eat animal products when he’s older
  • What Alana & Jack plan to feed Banks when he starts eating solids
  • What she thinks of social media and how she handles the attention
  • What Alana thinks of the Gold coast where her partner Jack is from and will they stay in Hawaii or move to Australia.
  • and SO much more

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