Australian rugby star Kelly Benson - of the Macquarie Scorpions - has launched a fully vegan meal delivery service after losing weight and improving his performance on a plant-based diet.
His startup, coined Newcastle Vegan Eats, offers both seven and four-meal packages, priced at $95 and $45 AUD respectively.
The food is marketed as gluten-free, organic, and 100 percent plant based - in addition to being served up in compostable packaging.
Benson, who has been vegan for two years says he is 'thriving on a plant-based diet'.
Describing his results, he told the Newcastle Star: "I was carrying extra baggage, which was dead weight. Dropping the fat, I felt a lot more mobile.
"I have quicker turn around times with recovery; less sore the day after."
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