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.
Give your body some love
Honour your body with mindful food choices. It’s not about feeling deprived of tasty food, it’s about feeling empowered that you made healthy decisions—one meal at a time, you can love yourself from the inside out!
This smoothie is like a big fat superfood smooch for your body. Complete with matcha powder to protect against free radicals, snuff out inflammation and fend off disease. Spirulina to nourish you with plant-based protein, boost your nerve function with B12 and fend off anemia with iron.
Purpose is an incredible alarm clock
Your alarm clock beeps. You hit snooze a few times before rolling out of bed to swipe your self-worth feed, rush through a shower and skip breakfast before heading to work, already late…
If your morning resembles a hurricane, you might consider developing a Zesty Morning Routine. Each morning is an opportunity to start fresh and become fully awake in your life. There’s no need to design an overly complicated routine, but being a little more mindful will go a long way. It will also help you begin to wake up with purpose and energy from knowing what you want to do and why.
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.
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!
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.
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…