Browsing Category

Snacks

Bars/ Breakfast/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Snacks/ Vegan

Zesty Life gluten-free nut & seed granola

zesty-life-healthy-gluten-free-vegan-recipes-granola-pumpkin-seeds-sunflower-almond

This granola is nuts!

Healthy snacking can be difficult, especially when you’re in full-on hangry mode. The trick is to plan ahead, make big batches and make healthy eating easy.

In order to curb your hunger you need high energy, nutrient-dense foods that won’t spike your blood sugar. This Zesty Granola makes a delicious snack or add-on to your breakfast. Full of healthy raw seeds and nuts, you can play around with whatever nuts and seeds appeal to you, although a mixture is will give you the most variety of nutrients. —Keep in mind that peanuts are not included, as they’re not nuts, they’re legumes.

Continue Reading…

Bars/ Recipes/ Snacks

Zesty Life Xmas Energy Balls

Zesty-Life-Healthy-Recipes-Date-Nut-Balls-Energy-Balls-Recipes-Amazeballs-Athlete-Nutrition

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!

Continue Reading…

Breakfast/ Recipes/ Snacks

Feel the beet mmm, drop: Pre-ride smoothie

Zesty-Life-Recipes-Beet-strawberry-ginger-smoothie-Hungry-for-Adventure-Squamish

Intergalactic Endurance

People always saying my style is wild. You’ve got gall, you’ve got guile to step to me, I’m a cycle-o-phile. Well, I gotta keep it going keep it going full steam. Too sweet to be sour to nice to be mean, this smoothie’s gonna keep you flowin’, keep you flowin’ full steam.

Unless you’ve been 
living on another planet for the last few years, you’ll no doubt have heard that beetroot juice has been creating quite the stir in sports nutrition circles. By enhancing blood flow in muscles, beetroot juice consumption can reduce the amount of 
oxygen needed by muscles to sustain a given output—Extending endurance.

Continue Reading…

Breakfast/ Lunch/ Nutrition for Sport/ Recipes/ Snacks

Mango go! Pre-workout smoothie

Zesty-Life-pre-ride--turmeric-shake-athlete-Recipes-mango-go-pre-ride-smoothie-cycling-date-banana-Hungry-for-Adventure-Squamish

Hit your flow with Mango

A nutrient-packed smoothie can help you hydrate and prepare for some pedal-pushing power. Vital to a good workout is balanced and easily digested energy beforehand. It’s important to consider the type of workout you’re doing and the required levels of carbs and protein.

This Mango-go smoothie is the perfect setup for a shorter high-intensity workout with its blend of healthy complex carbohydrates and fibre, which supplement your glycogen stores. The banana, date and ginger fuel you with energy and vitamins and the chia seeds will give you a little kick of protein.

Continue Reading…

Bars/ Breakfast/ Nutrition for Sport/ Recipes/ Snacks

Zesty Life Energy Bar

Zesty-Life-Recipes-date-almond-butter-protein-energy-bar-Hungry-for-Adventure-Squamish

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…