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Feelin’ Unbeleafable Morning Drink

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Nobody puts baby spinach in the corner!

I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.

In order to feel healthy, energized, and happy, we need to ensure we make smart food and lifestyle choices. A healthy breakfast can offer improved concentration, better mental and physical performance, and contribute greatly to your general well-being. In addition to a plethora of nutritional benefits, this morning drink provides a big dose of water to support your daily hydration needs.

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Breakfast/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Vegan

Waffle-y Fast: Pre-Ride Breakfast

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Keep calm and waffle on

Setting yourself up for success means nutrition, in a big way. The food you eat the night before your ride will be in your system the next day—so make sure to eat a healthy dinner with a variety of nutrients, vitamins, minerals and plant-based protein.

On the day of your ride, having a good meal approximately two hours beforehand will help top up your glycogen stores, so that you can set off on your ride with a full tank of fuel. This Zesty waffle recipe is a nice treat to add to your morning pre-ride breakfast routine. Continue Reading…

Breakfast/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Vegan

Badhass Avocado Toast

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Healthy & delicious…you’ve guac to be joking!

Living your passions and smashing your dreams requires a certain amount of badassery. It takes a healthy mind and body to roll with life’s ups and downs, which is why you need this seriously delicious avocado toast—packed with brain-boosting and muscle-repairing avocado, fatigue-fighting pumpkin seed butter, inflammation-fighting cranberries, wound-healing lemons, and cancer-preventing pea shoots.

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Bars/ Breakfast/ Mountain Biking/ Recipes/ Vegan

Zesty Life Granola

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Health Nut Trail Snack

Are you going nuts trying to find a healthy snack that tastes good, is easy to prepare, and also works as a grab and go? I’ve got it!

When you’re acting like a nutcase because you’re hungry, you need high energy, nutrient-dense foods. Zesty Life Granola is the perfect fix! Full of healthy raw seeds and nuts and a hint of banana, this snack is super easy to prepare and it makes a nice big batch.

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Breakfast/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Vegan

Beet the Blues Smoothie

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Feelin’ Upbeet Today!

Jammed with beets and blueberries, this smoothie will help detoxify the blood, eliminate free radicals, tame inflammation and cleanse your digestive system. On top of that, you’re getting a plethora of antioxidants which help activate brain pathways associated with better cognition endorphins and serotonins; the direct sources of your happiness and well-being. Continue Reading…

Bowls/ Breakfast/ Recipes

Falling for You Breakfast Bowl

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I have fillings for you

These cold winter mornings might make you want to stay under the covers, but I have the perfect warm, comforting and tasty breakfast bowl to tuck into. With a hint of pumpkin pie flavour, and plethora of nutrients, you’ll be jonsing to load up your backcountry gear and set off for the pow!

Nutritionally very dense, this recipes has a good dose of protein from quinoa flakes, while the pumpkin, flax and chia provides vitamins, minerals and fibre. Continue Reading…