Posts Tagged recovery

Quinoa & Black Bean Green Enchiladas

Quinoa & Black Bean Green Enchiladas

I am a big fan of Mexican food and since ditching the dairy I have craved this hearty, home-cooked enchilada casserole. When I found a similar recipe on VegNews I just had to try it and I’ve tweaked it a bit here. I prefer green enchilada sauce and green tomatillo salsa, but feel free to use red enchilada sauce and whatever salsa you […]

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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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Whole Wheat Flaxseed Waffles

Whole Wheat Flaxseed Waffles

One of my favorite meals of the week is my post-run breakfast after a long Saturday morning run. After 15 or 20 miles my body needs carbohydrates – both simple and complex, and protein to repair those worn-out muscles. I get all that and more in these quick and tasty waffles. Whole wheat flour provides long-lasting carbohydrates, flaxseed meal and almond milk provide […]

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