Category Archives: Nutrition

Kick the Cold Soup

Let's Kick Some Colds with this nutrient rich soup!...and don't forget to cut out your sugar intake and drink lots of fluids! Ingredients: 1 cup Basmati rice cooked in chicken broth 3 carrots diced 2 celery stalks diced 1/2 onion 1 tsp. Thyme 1 clove of Garlic 1 tsp. Tumeric Cayenne or Red Pepper to…
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Why Athletes Should Eat Raw Garlic

Vampires. Of course, the primary reason athletes should eat raw garlic is vampires. But aside from those long-fanged blood-suckers, there are a few other secondary reasons to eat it. This week, we’ve got one of my favorite fresh, whole garlic recipes, and what a bit of raw garlic can do for you on and off…
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5 Things Athletes Should Eat Daily

  One of the most common questions I’m asked is “what is the best eating philosophy or plan?” And I bet you know my answer. I recommend a daily nutrition eating plan full of real, whole, slow, natural foods. I recommend balance of healthy fats, proteins, and whole-food carbs at meals, and I recommend seperating…
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Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies Fueling

Oh how I love a good cookie on a long ride. Lemon cookies, oatmeal, and peanut all power my pedealing from time to time. But, it’s autumn, and that can only mean one thing in baking world. Forgive me, but I’m giving into the pumpkin mania: Recipe of the Week:    Ingredients: 1 Cup natural…
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Curcumin for Pain & What Ails Athletes

Turns out, curcumin could be your cure for a few ailments this year. Curcumin for pain, arthritis, anti-inflammatory effects, and more. Whenever a natural nutrient, that is healthful for our bodies in general can also be used therapeutically, it’s great news in my book! I’ve got 3 different ways athletes can add turmeric, and it’s main healthful component,…
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Chai Latte Deliciousness

How about a Autumn afternoon Chai Latte to keep you warm or aide in recovery after a cold ride, run or climb? If you’ve been to your favorite coffee house lately (Mudsharks, anyone?), you may have been tempted by the wonderful smell of a Chai Latte.  It just smells like Autumn to me.  Turns out, its black…
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Vanilla Walnut Latte Energy Balls

Remember the cocoa-energy-balls of yester-month? Well, we’ve a new variety that’s sure to wake you up and keep you pedealing or running. Again, this energy bite is whole-food based, moderate in carbs, and containns some protein and fiber…so, it’s great for pre-training about 60 minutes before a ride or run, or try a couple every…
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Top 10 Time-Savings Cooking Tips for Athletes

What’s dinner prep like around your house? Peaceful? Calm? Quiet? Yeah, me too. Just kidding. Let me paint a picture. Usually, there’s 1 or 2 boys with their heads in the pantry, digging for snacks and claiming that there are none. There’s one child crying and pulling on my pant pockets while I’m trying my…
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Light at Night Delicious Zucchini Lasagna

Seems like a good time for another dinner recipe – and, we’ll keep it Light at Night. Here’s a new take on zucchini noodles, one that allows to have your lasagna and eat it too. But why would you choose Zucchini Lasagna over regular? If you’re a athlete who’s trying to lose fat, or maintain…
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New Chocolate Chia Banana Bread Fuel

A couple years ago, I posted this Banana Bread recipe. Sort of a new twist training fuel on an old-school gooide. Since then, it’s become many of my clients’ go-to homemade fueling. Not too sweet, easy on the stomach, and delicious enough to motivate. Here are my thoughts on using my Banana Bread for Fueling:…
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