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Turmeric up the Zen Sauce

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Feel like a winner with a vinaigrette that’s pure gold

Whether you’re an Olympic athlete or a weekend warrior, you can benefit from the healing power of this tasty Turmeric Vinaigrette.

Not only a mouth-watering combination to drizzle atop your favourite dishes, this Turmeric sauce provides an abundance of benefits capable of supporting cellular health, stabilizing mood, supporting the body’s natural healing abilities and balancing blood sugar. Continue Reading…

Bars/ Breakfast/ Nutrition for Sport/ Recipes/ Snacks

Zesty Life Energy Bar

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Chewy, nutty, fruity and packed with goodness

You were riding along at good pace, focused and energized… then seemingly without warning your legs turned to cement, you begin to lag behind and the muscle-trembling feeling of hunger and nausea sets in—Get home quick, cause you’re going to bonk!

Your ability to run, bike, ski and get zesty in any activity that exerts yourself, hinges on the capacity of the body to extract energy from food. Riding strong and steady is about eating the right amounts of the right foods at the right times. And drinking adequate amounts of water! Continue Reading…

Recipes/ Vinaigrette

Pucker up Raspberry Vinaigrette

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Punchy, pink, sour + sweet

This raspberry vinaigrette will make you grin like the Cheshire Cat. With its intense, tangy and sweet flavour it’s the perfect pairing to a mix greens salad with candies nuts and berries—and a sunny summer BBQ!

For athletes, raspberries are rich in nutrients that can help prevent free radicals (not the tubular kind of radical) from doing damage to your body and help you recover faster.

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Dinner/ Green/ Lunch/ Recipes/ Vegetarian

50 Shades of Zesty: Warm Kale & Chicken Salad

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Crispy, flavourful and crazy satisfying

I know what you boys are going to say, “Kale, Quinoa, Brussel Sprouts…c’mon that’ll taste like dirt, mixed with a freshly mowed lawn and wet dog”. I challenge you to try this, so I can prove you wrong!

Besides holding the coveted spot as the trendiest vegetable these days, did I mention, Kale is going to improve your sex life? —Yup. Kale will not only make you a rockstar in sport, but also between the sheets. Here are a few ways…

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Dinner/ Lunch/ Recipes

You Can’t Beet Me Endurance Soup

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A soup for the top of the podium

Both hearty and light, this soup takes you through a tour of flavours and finishes with a punchy twist!

With the excitement of the Giro d’Italia, I have the perfect endurance soup for cyclists. With its vibrant the Maglia Rosa colour, this Beet Soup represents the motivation towards bigger goals and more difficult challenges. Did you know stamina boosting beets could help you exercise for up to 16% longer!

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No guts, no glory Vinaigrette

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Get ready to give your butterflies the one-two punch!

This almond butter & apple cider vinaigrette is sweet and savory with a little kick where it counts! Perfect for salads and buddha bowls or on top of roasted veggies.

Getting gutsy means running towards danger while others run away. Whether you’re facing your first fondo, lining up at the World Championships…or just preparing for a job interview, you’re going to need a healthy gut. Scientists suggest that your gut is your “body’s second brain” (guys, maybe your third!).

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