Print this post! The chia seed was once a staple food of the Aztecs, loved for its ability to sustain and to give endurance. It contains 20% protein and has 19 amino acids, with all of the essential amino acids except taurine. The name chia comes from the Aztec word for ‘oily’, which helps explain […]
Print this post! Ingredients 1 large frozen banana 1 tablespoon almond butter 1 cup almond milk 1/2 scoop of your favourite chocolate flavoured protein powder (about 10g protein) 1 tablespoon organic cacao powder 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds Blend until rich and creamy, and then enjoy your all-natural post workout smoothie with the ideal 3:1:1 […]
Print this post! I got my “Fitness Happy” on this weekend; a 10km run Saturday followed by a 60km ride today. Did you know that physical activity increases brain serotonin? Serotonin is a chemical created by the human body that works as a neurotransmitter. It is responsible for maintaining mood balance, and research has shown […]
Print this post! Although quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) is referred to as a grain, it is actually a seed from a vegetable related to swiss chard, spinach and beets. Quinoa is gaining popularity as an easily-prepared, easily digested, nutrient-rich super food. It has many health benefits. Quinoa is high in protein and gluten free.
Print this post! This recipe was given to me from my good friend and cycling companion Kim Spurgeon. I modified it slightly to keep it as healthy as possible. Read more