8 Must-Have Foods Every Athlete Should Have in Their Kitchen

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If you find yourself guessing what to eat throughout the day, or spending way too much time on meal planning, chances are you may be missing some staple foods which could make food prep much easier on you. I find it that having certain foods readily available in your kitchen can not only prevent you…

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How Himalayan Pink Salt Can Improve Your Athletic Performance


What is Himalayan Pink Salt? Himalayan pink salt is the purest salt to be found on earth. It packs a hearty 80+ minerals and elements. The many hues of pink, red and white are an indication of this salt’s rich and varying mineral and energy-rich iron content. It is now hand-mined from the Himalayan mountains…

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Super Fluffy Healthy Protein Pancakes for Triathletes


When you’re training hard out there on the course, or the gym, it’s important to make sure you compliment these workouts with proper nutrition. Many of the “healthy” products out there, simply don’t taste well. And often times, healthy becomes ‘not so tasty’. This motivated me to make my own healthy pancakes that taste even…

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Reduce Inflammation with Sweet Or Tart Cherries

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  For a decade or more I would read studies that listed the amazing benefits of eating or drinking the juice from Montmorency cherries, aka tart, sour or pie cherries. At the same time, up here in Washington State, every summer we had these amazing sweet cherries all over the place, however the research all…

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The Powerful Healing Properties of Beet Juice


  The benefits of making fresh beet juices are numerous.  We feel it’s the best root vegetable for cleansing the liver/gall bladder. High in nutrients, this overlooked root which spends its entire life underground until it comes to the table. It is not only a liver cleanser and blood builder, but contains antioxidant properties, as…

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10 Great Ways to Use Hummus


As triathletes who are always trying to improve race performance, we’re given two options to gain speed: either improve overall output which comes from training harder or leaning out to keep excess weight off. As more athletes are turning to a plant-based diet, we can see a correlation between improved performance and a diet focused around incorporating…

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Plant-Powered Green Vegetable Stir-Fry

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Nutrition is often times one of the most overlooked aspects of proper training, but putting in hours to make dinner after a long day or a tough training session just doesn’t seem realistic. This super quick green vegetable stir-fry is filled with numerous minerals and vitamins which will aid your body in recovery, as well as fuel future…

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Recovery Green Smoothie

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After an intense training session there’s nothing more your body needs than the proper nutrition to refuel and repair the muscle tissue and replace the electrolytes you’ve lost. One of the easiest ways to get in the electrolytes and protein in a fast, convenient form is to prepare a smoothie soon after your training session…

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Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

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This blended concoction is a cross between a dessert and a post-workout drink; packed with protein for post-workout recovery and a taste that resembles a tropical island! Ingredients: 1 medium banana (frozen) 1/2 cup pineapple (frozen) 1 cup coconut water (add more if needed) 1 scoop protein powder (Sunwarrior blend) 1 tsp organic extra virgin coconut…

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My Top 7 Sources of Plant-Based Protein

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  I say it all the time. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not only possible to optimize your health on a plant-based diet; when done right, I actually recommend it. But where do you get your protein? I field this question constantly. Despite deeply ingrained but misleading conventional wisdom, the truth is that you can…

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