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Rachelle Hynes

Health Tips/ Meaning & Passion/ Zesty Adventures

Health isn’t a destination, learn to enjoy the ride

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Venturing beyond the kitchen

It was an epic powder day as I carved untouched lines between the trees. I lean back on the tail of my board and float through the blissful moment. My mind is sharp, body nourished and energy levels abundant.

I believe part of thriving in the moment is nourishing your body with the right foods. More than finding the perfect pre-workout or post-workout meal or deciding how many calories your ingesting, it’s about nourishment for life’s moments. It’s about eating nutrient-dense, whole foods. Real foods. Continue Reading…

Athletic Performance/ Nutrition for Sport/ Plant-Based/ Vegan

Spirulina: Superfood plant protein

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Potent, concentrated & nutrient-dense

Spiru-whata you say? Spirulina is a blue-green algae grown in warm, alkaline waters around the globe. It is dried and sold in a powder, pill or flake form at your local health food store.

With over 60% protein, Spirulina has the highest percentage of complete protein by weight of any food on earth— no shit Sherlock! The protein in Spirulina is also very bioavailable (meaning easily absorbed in the body), it contains all essential amino acids and none of the artery-clogging cholesterol you get with animal protein. Studies have also established a strong correlation between Spirulina intake giving enhanced endurance and expedited recovery—perfect for athletes!

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Athletic Performance/ Nutrition for Sport/ Plant-Based/ Zesty Adventures

Plant-powered athlete: Demystifying the need for meat

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Peace, love, plants

I’m sure many of you hear the term Vegan and envision some hippie chic who’s burning incense, hasn’t showered in weeks and is listening to the Grateful Dead in a “Meat is Murder” t-shirt—but did you know UFC Fighter, Mac Danzig is Vegan?

For elite athletes or someone like me who works out 5-6 days per week, hates incense and listens to Dierks Bentley, how can being vegan fit my lifestyle? Well, it’s difficult to argue with science and science is continuing show staggering data and benefits of adopting a plant-based lifestyle. Continue Reading…

Meaning & Passion/ Mountain Life/ Zesty Adventures

Squamish: If you build it, they will ride

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Mountain life urban planning

I’m sure you can agree, at times it feels as though the world is spinning out of control, growth is happening faster than Brandon Semenuk ripping at Red Bull Rampage—And it feels like there’s nothing we can do about it.

For those of us who live in Squamish, this is our escape— into to the mountains. Squamish is our place of refuge, where no matter what is going on around us, a mountain is still a mountain. Where we can set off in solitude into the woods without technology or even a hint of the era we’re living in. This is our happy place. We must protect it.
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Bars/ Recipes/ Snacks

Zesty Life Xmas Energy Balls

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Hittin’ the backcountry takes balls

If you’re planning a long day in the elements, it’s critical to properly fuel your body. While carbohydrates are your body’s preferred source of quick fuel, protein is equally important for energy and muscle conservation and repair.

From carbohydrate-rich dates to nut and seed plant-based proteins, these Zesty Energy Balls are packed with whole food goodness to keep you on the uptrack. They’re extremely easy to prepare and don’t have the added junk that’s in most store-bought bars. These balls are raw, vegan, gluten-free AND Tasty!

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