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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…

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

Vegan Athletes: The plant advantage

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Why vegan is so vogue

Vegan athletes like Brendan Brazier, Rich Roll, Venus & Serena WilliamsNovak Djokovic, Scott Jurek, Nimai Delgado, Tom Brady and Georges Laraque are changing the stereotypes, showing us that plant-based eating cannot only build strong muscles, but can keep you healthy enough to ride a bike, play tennis or hockey, run or pump iron at an elite level.

The vegan movement is growing. Many people are setting Bessie free and picking up plants. However, change is uncomfortable, and there’s enough confusing information out there to easily want to stay put. I can’t make the decision for you and I’m not a doctor or a registered nutritionist, but I can share my experience and the things I’ve learned… Continue Reading…

Athletic Performance/ Health Tips/ Zesty Adventures

Grounding: How walking barefoot improves your health

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Wild, Barefoot & Free

It’s summertime and there’s nothing like running barefoot through the grass, hopping river rocks or chillin’ on a sandy beach! Have you ever noticed a revitalizing sensation after spending time barefoot?

Walking barefoot on the earth, is actually a thing—it’s called grounding or earthing and it’s a powerful way to improve your health and wellness. Although it may sound woo-woo, you should be sayin’ woo-hoo! because researchers have found evidence that the act of physically connecting our bodies to the Earth has vital benefits! So kick your shoes off and read on…

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Athletic Performance/ Breakfast/ Health Tips/ Nutrition for Sport/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Smoothies/ Vegan

Zesty Recovery Elixir

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Drink cherries or bomb

You may think a sport is a sport and groovin’ is groovin’, but if you’re clocking mile-after-mile and your heart was really pumpin’, you’ll soon experience muscle fatigue from inadequate recovery.

This Zesty Recovery Elixir recipe is an easy prepare & recovery drink you can keep in the fridge for a quick swig here and there before and after workouts. It’s a powerhouse of nutrients including blood-boosting beets, antioxidant-packed cherries and anti-inflammatory rich cranberries to name a few.

Bowls/ Dinner/ Lunch/ Plant-Based/ Recipes

The Zesty Life Bowl

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Fuel your greatest moments

The Zesty Life Bowl is a plant-based buddha bowl that equips you with vibrant and nutrient-dense fuel for your life!

I’ve always eaten quite healthy, but since going fully plant-based/vegan, I’ve seen accelerated effects on my well-being. Improvements have ranged from; enhanced energy and recovery time, healthier skin, improved digestion and a less expensive grocery bill—plant-based is anything but a hindrance.

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Health Tips/ Nutrition for Sport/ Wellness

Healthy vs. Unhealthy Fats & Oils

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In order to flourish, you must nourish

If you want to thrive in your body, you need to fuel your body with the right stuff, and the types of fat you consume is critical. Fats provide energy for your body and are necessary for the growth and development of your brain, hormone production, blood clotting, skin maintenance and transporting/absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.

It can be quite confusing what fats are actually good for you, so let’s make our way out of the woods and understand what the heck it all means, what fats help you live lean and light, fight illness and which ones contribute to adverse affects and weight gain. Continue Reading…

Bowls/ Lunch/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Vegan

Post-workout, Gut-Healthy Veggie Slaw

If you wanna slay, you gotta slaw!

When it comes to performing at your best, food can be your secret weapon, or your greatest weakness. Knowing how to navigate nutrition will be part of a winning strategy and an invaluable life lesson.

After a long workout or day at the office, your willpower is at its lowest—and you’re probably starving. This is the time that many people lose their grip on healthy food and make poor choices. A great trick is to make sure you’ve got healthy meals ready ahead of time, when you’re brain and willpower are fresh.

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