Category Archives: Blog

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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Dark Chocolate Coconut Cashews

Since I fed you cucumbers last week, I thought it was high-time for some dessert. And no, these aren’t low-fat, low-taste, diet dessert. If you’ve been here awhile, you know I’d never do such a thing. We’re not going for diet. Or skinny. Or scared. We’re going for real foods, real satisfaction, real fueling, and…
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Cool As a Cucumber Salad – Nutrition for Athletes

This time of year, my gardeningr friends have cucumbers coming out their ears. And not to be mean, but it’s not a good look. If you’re in the same boat, here are some great options for cucumbers and why you, as a cyclist, should grow them or buy them, and then most importantly, eat ’em…
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Perfect Whole-Food Pre-Training Fuel Choices

We’ve all been there before. Looking forward to a good ride or run, and searching the pantry for quick snack before heading out. Well, I’ve got good news. A great pre-training fueling choice is likely at your fingertips, just setting in your kitchen, ready to nourish your body before you start. We’re talking whole food…
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Power-Punch Cocoa Energy Balls

What do you have when you’ve got nuts, dates, cocoa, & salt in a food processor? Sounds like a nutrient-packed snack or fuel option to me! If you take a look online these days, you’re sure to hear about “energy balls.” They are all the rage (do people even say that anymore?) Like most things…
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Life and Sport

Deep Breath... Here we go...the start of a new school year. As we hold on to the last of our long summer days, we also enjoy the excitement of a new school year. Things are hectic as we scramble to figure out activities and schedules making sure our kids have opportunity, get to experience life,…
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Super Health Tonic

A couple years ago, I introduced a “health tonic” to help fight colds and sinus infections and improve overall health. It works great, and as more readers chimed in, I’ve learned that this old-fashioned folk-medicine-cure-all is used by many different people in different cultures all over the world. But there’s more to this story for an athlete.…
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Trust in your Abilities

A key goal of all peak performance training is TRUST. Whether you are an individual athlete or a team working together, trust is a key component of peak performance. Trust in the performance realm is when an athlete is able to ignore all of the pressures involved and let his or her body deliver the…
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