TB12 Method in paperback adds new recipes to kickstart your program.
Have you tried the TB12 Method? When TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Perfomance hit store shelves a few years back, many people were excited to learn about the lifestyle choices that have fueled Tom Brady’s impressive career. Now as the book is released in paperback, as The TB12 Method: How to Do What You Love and For Longer, the new edition includes new recipes to kickstart that lifestyle choice.
For those unfamiliar, TB12 is a health and wellness brand co-founded by Tom Brady and Alex Guerrero. The TB12 Method book discusses the philosophy behind the program, TB12’s guide to nutrition, and recipes that work within the program.
Overall, this type of lifestyle eating focuses on eating whole foods while avoiding foods that cause inflammation. While there is a method and a process to the program, one aspect seems to apply whether you follow this lifestyle choice to the letter or just incorporate some of the recipes. These recipes make quality foods as a priority.
By focusing on whole foods and avoiding processed foods, anyone can both taste a difference and potentially feel a difference. There is an age-old belief, eat well to feel well. Yes, there is a difference between eating fresh fruits from a local farmer’s market versus a processed fruit from a jar.
While not everyone might be ready to fully commit to this lifestyle choice, the recipes contained in this book are valuable. Taken as a recipe book, the TB12 Method: How to Do What You Love, Better and for Longer has a variety of recipes that even the biggest foodie will want to try.
A couple of the new recipes in the paperback version of the book include Fish Tacos, Green Apple Summer Rolls and Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad.
With the paperback version being released today, the publisher graciously shared the Green Apple Summer Rolls recipe with FoodSided.
Here’s how to make the TB12 Method Green Apple Summer Rolls.
- Makes: 2-3 servings
- Takes: 30 minutes
- 1 green apple
- 1 avocado, ripe
- 1 cup mixed herbs (cilantro, chives, dill, basil, mint), roughly chopped
- 1 cup slaw mix
- 1 cup baby greens
- 4 scallions, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 1 lemon or lime, cut into wedges
- 8 to 10 rice paper rounds, 8 to 9 inch diameter
- 1 full recipe Thai salad dressing
- ¼ cup organic creamy almond butter
- 1-2 tablespoons organic brown rice vinegar (depending on thickness)
- A few slices of fresh peeled ginger
In a large bowl mix baby greens, slaw mix, chopped herbs, and scallions. Pit and peel avocado and cut each half into 4-5 wedges and coat with fresh lemon juice. Wash the apple, then slice lengthwise by hand (or on a mandolin) to about 1/8 inch thick, then julienne each slice into matchsticks. Remove any bits with seeds or stem, then toss remaining pieces with a squeeze of lemon or lime, set aside, and you’re ready to roll!
Fill a skillet larger than your rice paper rounds with about 2 inches of water and heat until very warm but not scalding (the warmer the water, the quicker the rice paper will become pliable, which is the key for this recipe)! Cover a cutting board with a clean, damp kitchen towel, then place one rice paper round in the warm water until it is pliable but still firm. Remove and lay flat on the cutting board, then put one medium-sized pinch of the herb mix (about 1/8th) in the center, then one wedge of avocado, and about 6 to 8 apple sticks. Sprinkle the filling with hemp seeds, then take the bottom edge of the rice paper that’s closest to you and cover the filling, folding over each side and gently pulling the filling back toward you to tighten and continuing to roll away from you to complete the seal (imagine creating a tiny burrito). Repeat until all rolls are complete. Allow rolls to set and firm while you make the sauce.
Making the Sauce:
Prepare the Thai salad dressing then add almond butter, ginger, and brown rice wine vinegar and continue to blend until smooth. For a creamier sauce, substitute the rice wine vinegar for unsweetened coconut cream and for a vegan version of the sauce you can substitute fish sauce for coconut aminos, although this will result in a much sweeter-tasting sauce.
Making the Thai Salad Dressing
- 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
- 2 cloves garlic
- ¼ teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
- 1 tablespoon organic maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons good-quality fish sauce
- 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 small Thai or serrano chili, thinly sliced or dash cayenne pepper (optional)
- Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust lime juice, fish sauce and sweetness to taste.
Yes, this recipe is not a five-ingredient meal, but there are many components to this recipe that be used in a variety of dishes. For example, the Thai Salad Dressing could be used a traditional salad, with chicken, or just as a dipping sauce.
One of the reasons why this Green Apple Summer Rolls recipe is so satisfying is the combination of textures. There is plenty of crunch in each bite. While some spring roll recipes have vegetables, the apple in this recipe adds that extra crispness to the bite.
Within the recipe itself, there are several ways to add some variety to this recipe. Whether you change the spice levels, the type of apples or even the herbs, this recipe will never get boring. That variety is key to keeping a lifestyle choice on track.
While eating this recipe will not instantly make you an impressive athlete, exquisitely handsome or a legend in your own mind, it is a recipe that is a tasty plate of food. Sometimes a recipe’s flavor can be the spark to start a new lifestyle choice.
The TB12 Method: How to Do What You Love, Better and for Longer is available online via the TB12 Sports website.
Have you tried any of the TB12 Method recipes? Are you a proponent of this way of eating?