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Curry Up! Nutrient-dense Injury Recovery Bowl

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Keep calm and curry on

Whether you’re injured or recovering from an intense training session, nutrition is paramount in recovery. Food is critical to our health and repairing our bodies. Both the body and the mind can be enhanced (or hindered) by what we eat.

I’m shocked by the junk people put in their bodies—especially when injured! Nutrients are building blocks of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and organs, and they’re what helps your body function properly. If you want to be back at your best as soon as possible, consider making a batch of my nutrient-dense curry.

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Breakfast/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Vegan

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/ Health Tips/ Nutrition for Sport

Hormone Balancing for your Zesty Life

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Helpless in the wake of hormones

One week I’m feeling amazing, crushing it on the climbs and in total flow on the descents. The next week I feel lousy, like someone filled my shoes with cement and tied a parachute to my bike.

Fatigue, mental fog, lack of motivation, depression, and decreased sexual appetite are just a few of the symptoms that might indicate your hormones are out of whack. But before you collapse into that carton of ice cream, here are some tips on gettin’ back into balance! Continue Reading…

Breakfast/ Lunch/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Vegan

Sunrise Tofu Scramble

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I can’t believe that’s vegan mañg!

If you’ve never tried a tofu scramble, you’d be surprised to tofu takes on the flavour and texture of scrambled eggs!

This is a great pre-workout or weekend breakfast, and you can add any vegetables you like. Tofu provides a good helping of protein, turmeric gives a kick of anti-inflammatory and appealing colour, the nutritional yeast adds a cheesy flavour and some added Vitamin B-12, and the cumin, cayenne and salsa gives it a mexican kick! Continue Reading…

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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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Breakfast/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Smoothies/ Vegan

I Love You So Matcha Superfood Smoothie

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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.

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Dinner/ Lunch/ Recipes/ Vegan

Wild & Fiery Jerk 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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