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Plant-Based Protein Blend

Plant-Based Protein Blend

I use supplements very sparingly, so when I add a protein powder to a smoothie or a recipe, I like to be sure I am getting the best protein available for my performance and recovery. I use a combination of pea, brown rice, and hemp protein powders to make sure I’m getting everything I need to help speed recovery and repair muscle. This […]

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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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Superfood Energy Bars

Superfood Energy Bars

After dealing with stomach issues during my last couple of marathons I decided that I had to make some changes in my nutrition regimen. I’ve done the Gatorade/gel/salt tab combo for years, and in addition to making me feel sick to my stomach, I’ve never felt properly fueled up during my long runs. So I looked to the pros to see what they […]

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