Beverages

Chocolate Superfood Protein Smoothie

Chocolate Superfood Protein Smoothie

Cacao has been revered for millennia as a superfood; in fact, the Mayans were so impressed with its energy-promoting abilities they had an entire festival devoted to the “cacao god”. Today, raw cacao is valued for its wide spectrum of phytonutrients, antioxidants, and its high iron and magnesium content. Raw cacao has more antioxidants than red wine, green tea, or blueberries, more than […]

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Blueberry Lemon Recovery Drink

Blueberry Lemon Recovery Drink

Proper nutrition immediately after exercise is essential for your body’s ability to recover and replace its energy stores. This recovery drink provides the optimal 4:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio necessary to help speed recovery. Coconut water adds much-needed electrolytes, making this the ideal post-workout recovery drink. Kristine and I set out on a scorching hot afternoon recently to run some trails at the […]

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Mango Kale Protein Smoothie

Mango Kale Protein Smoothie

As an endurance athlete and a vegan I am always looking for ways to increase my protein intake. This great-tasting and simple green smoothie provides 50 grams of protein and is rich in nutrients and anti-oxidants. Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet, and this smoothie makes for an incredible recovery drink after a long run! 1 ripe banana 3/4 […]

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