Hit the gym, then hit the kitchen. You’ll score triple the post-workout nutrition and triple the flavor with this punched up, three-berry smoothie. Berries can’t be beat when it comes to antioxidant power—they’re packed with the protective nutrients you need after exercise unleashes a flurry of free radicals to hammer your healthy cells. Blended with flax, strawberry protein power and a bit of milk, they make a smooth, refreshing recovery drink that blows boring chocolate and vanilla versions away.
Category: Sports Nutrition
Friends don’t let friends eat fried chicken before a workout. Keeping your best interest in mind, I’m peering into my crystal ball to give you a run-down of the best endurance sports nutrition this new year has to offer. Some products you may already know and love, while others may be on your list to try…some day. If you’re afraid to waver from your tried-and-true nutrition routine, this guide could change (more like, blow) your mind.
Whether your goal is to become fitter, stronger or leaner, there are a lot of moving parts to keep up with – literally. Active people tend to take on more responsibilities than their sedentary counterparts, so their plates fill up fast. And as any go-getter knows, this lifestyle can become overwhelming and just plain exhausting…if you let it. Read more →
Rain is rapping on your windows, your hair has gone haywire and your eyes puffed up like a macaroon. The day isn’t ruined just yet. Do something good for body, mind and spirit (and taste buds!) by mixing a cleansing carrot cake protein smoothie, rich in beta-carotene. When beta-carotene converts to vitamin A, you get antioxidant protection for your eyes, teeth and skin. It’s like an instant beauty potion you can drink with a smile. Ahh, what a good morning! Read more →
Guys, get your aprons—your next workout’s in the kitchen. You throw back protein like nobody’s business. Shakes, smoothies, anything to up those grams, right? But you don’t have to burn out your blender or go broke buying boxes of pre-wrapped snacks. It’s easy to make your own bars, and this way you know you’re getting “clean fuel” from real, whole food ingredients. Each one of these chewy, chocolaty babies brings home 22 grams of quality protein, thanks to wholesome ingredients and top-of-the-line whey powder.
The New Year is off to a good start. You’re eating better, sticking with that new diet and taking your vitamins and supplements. Maybe you’ve even signed up for a gym membership, which includes a free consultation with a personal trainer. It’s a great offer, especially for gym newbies who don’t know their way around and need help planning a fitness routine. But before you meet with a fitness salesperson (remember, sales is part of his or her job!), it helps to do some homework and to know what you’re looking for.
Brownies are like a blank canvas. You can add just about any ingredient imaginable — among the most popular being nuts. Since walnuts are too been-there-done-that, we’re picking pecans. After all, they’re rich in manganese and protein while lacking the saturated fat you’d find in other favorite mix-ins. Read more →
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