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

Spirulina: Superfood plant protein

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Potent, concentrated & nutrient-dense

Spiru-whata you say? Spirulina is a blue-green algae grown in warm, alkaline waters around the globe. It is dried and sold in a powder, pill or flake form at your local health food store.

With over 60% protein, Spirulina has the highest percentage of complete protein by weight of any food on earth— no shit Sherlock! The protein in Spirulina is also very bioavailable (meaning easily absorbed in the body), it contains all essential amino acids and none of the artery-clogging cholesterol you get with animal protein. Studies have also established a strong correlation between Spirulina intake giving enhanced endurance and expedited recovery—perfect for athletes!

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Bars/ Recipes/ Snacks

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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Bowls/ Dinner/ Lunch/ Recipes/ Vegetarian/ Vinaigrette

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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