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Zesty Life Xmas Energy Balls

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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!

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Courageous Kimchi & Salmon Bowl

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I’ve gotta gut feelin’ you’re gonna like this recipe

If you want to develop an immunity to fear, you better start taking care of your gut. Gut-friendly Kimchi, is a good place to start. Kimchi promotes little gut bugs that rampage against intruders, such as influenza and toxic cancer-forming carcinogens—It’s like having a bunch of Brandon Semenuk’s livin in your gut callin’ the shots and controlling the tempo of your body.

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Breakfast/ Recipes/ Snacks

Feel the beet mmm, drop: Pre-ride smoothie

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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.

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Dinner/ Lunch/ Recipes

Wild & Fiery Jerk Chicken Tacos with Mango Coulis

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Don’t be a hangry jerk

Jamaican jerk soft tacos with mango coulis are bursting with flavour, super easy to make and will retard your hanger pangs instantly.

When you’re in the throes of hanger, you’re tempted to reach for that Snickers—stop! Junk foods induce spikes in blood-glucose levels that come crashing down fast. Instead, think nutrient-rich, natural foods and proper meals that help satisfy hunger for as long as possible.

The Scotch pepper found in jerk spice contains capsaicin. Capsaicinoids trick the brain into thinking you’re being burned—owee! The brain responds by releasing endorphins and dopamine. This triggers a sense of euphoria similar to a “runner’s high”. Capsaicin is also used for manufacturing pepper spray—perfect, now when you see that damn bear on the Mashiter you can throw a taco at her.

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Breakfast/ Lunch/ Nutrition for Sport/ Recipes/ Snacks

Mango go! Pre-workout smoothie

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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.

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Miso Hungry: Recovery Protein & Electrolyte Bowl

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Ride strong, recover stronger

Physically and mentally drained after your sport, you walk through your door past your dog who’s furiously licking the sweat from your legs. You’re spent, but you know you have to muster the energy put together a post-workout recovery meal.

As the body loses electrolytes through sweat, you’ll feel symptoms like muscle cramps, fatigue, nausea, and mental confusion. And if you’re not replenishing with the right amount of carbs, electrolytes, fats, fluids and proteins you’ll experience increased muscle damage and free-radical buildup—Making you feel weaker and weaker with each sweat session.

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