“I have always been very busy with sport and healthy food, so Vexx interested me from the start.”
Hi Floris, can you tell us who you are and what you do in daily life?
I am a 35 year old entrepreneur living in The Netherlands. At the start of 2016 I sold all my companies in order to fully focus on my biggest passion in life, skydiving. This means that I dedicate a big part of my week on training indoors in a wind tunnel or teach other people how to fly. Once per month we travel with a passionate group of skydivers to Seville in Spain to train our routines, moves and tricks while jumping out of a plane. The goal set for this year is to do a minimum of 400 training jumps. In total I have done nearly 1200 jumps.
In 2016 I have the ambition to compete in several tunnel and air challenges. This takes up a lot of time, money and energy to prepare for but there is nothing that I would rather do.
When did you get acquainted with Vexx?
I became aware of the existence of Vexx about two months ago via a fellow entrepreneur as well as the co-owner of Vexx. I have always been very busy with sport and healthy food, so Vexx interested me from the start.
Why do you use Vexx?
I use Vexx because it is easy to use, vegan and healthy!
What do you see as the main advantages?
Vexx is a complete, plant-based, vegan, organic and tasty meal in the form of a shake. Moreover all the raw materials are unprocessed and you can feel that during usage.
How often do you use Vexx?
I would say once every two days.
On what type of moments do you use Vexx?
During busy afternoons when I have no time to prepare a proper meal, that’s when Vexx comes in handy for a healthy energy boost. Also when I am travelling it can be difficult to eat healthy. With Vexx I am assured of a healthy meal, wherever I am.
You seem to value a healthy lifestyle, how does Vexx contribute?
Vexx provides me with an easy option to eat healthy and contains all the important nutrients that I need to perform optimally; protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats, vitamins fibers and minerals without any e-numbers or other junk that food contains these days.
Earlier on you mentioned that you are a vegan, can you explain your motivation for following a vegan diet?
There are multiple important reasons why I chose to eat vegan. The animal cruelty by the bio industry is reason number one. I do not believe that it is right that another living creature needs to suffer and die because I like to eat meat. All the nutrients that a human body needs are easy to find in vegan food such as lentils, beans, rice, seeds, vegetables and fruit. On top of that vegan meals are always tasty and easy to create. Actually it is not a diet but a very rich and above all tasty eating pattern.
“There are multiple important reasons why I chose to eat vegan. The animal cruelty by the bio industry is reason number one.”
The second reason is the damage that we cause to the environment. The CO2 emissions from the bio industry are one of the main causes of the current climate change. If we would use all the food that is currently used by cattle in the bio industry and process it for human use, then there would be no more hunger in the world. Cowspiracy is a good documentary to watch for more information on this subject and I would recommend it to anyone.
Additionally I think it is just not healthy to eat meat and fish because multiple studies show the relation between consuming animal products and cancer or other diseases, which is not that strange when you think about the antibiotics being used in the industry.
Buddhism is also very important to me. My first retreat was 15 years ago and changed my life drastically. I have had the luck to experience multiple strains of Buddhism across the years because of this meditating is now part of my daily life. From this spiritual perspective there are many more reasons to be a vegan.
I know many people will wonder how a sportive well-build guy like you receives sufficient nutrition while being vegan?
That’s actually very easy! A human body is dependent on its lifestyle and needs certain amounts of protein, carbohydrates, fibers, fats, vitamins and minerals to be healthy. All these building materials can be easily consumed on a vegan diet. It is quiet surprising how easy and tasty it is to eat vegan once you educate yourself a little bit.
Do you have any last tips for someone who wants to live healthy?
I would say educate yourself about the subject. A good book to read about nutrition is ‘De Voedselzandloper’ by Kris Verburg. Secondly I would recommend watching videos about the bio industry created by Erin Janus a vegan activist.
“It is quiet surprising how easy and tasty it is to eat vegan once you educate yourself a little bit.”