Yellow/Orange Foods For A PR

Yellow/Orange foods are high in beta-cryptoxanthin and beta-carotene, which is a particularly good antioxidant.  Results from a study on the effect of beta-carotene on race performance published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise indicated that there was a statistically significant improvement in 5 kilometer race performance. The average race times during the […]

Super Easy (and yummy!) Broccoli

Super Easy (and yummy!) Broccoli This recipe is easy enough for a busy parent but yummy enough picky eaters will still enjoy it Read up more here on why runners should be eating more broccoli You Will Need: 2 lbs. of broccoli 2 tbs. olive oil ½ tsp.  ground coriander seeds ½ tsp. ground cumin […]

Runners Need Greens!!

Adding in greens is a lot like running, small incremental changes can lead up to big amazing results. Who knew running a marathon or becoming a lifelong  a healthy eater, all start with baby steps? It’s the baby steps that make it so you can accomplish things you never thought possible. One small bite or […]

Long Runs and Staying Healthy

Long Runs and Staying Healthy Heavy training (lots of weekly mileage or very long runs) and staying healthy can often become difficult for many athletes to achieve and nutrition is a lot like training. It’s always a good idea to have several tools in your toolbox to pull out and use, but it’s also important […]

Yummy Salad Dressing

So the problem with salad is that it’s pretty unsavory without some sort of dressing and most salad dressings are loaded with a bunch of processed ingredients. Skip the processed junk, save money and make your own. It’s so simple! Throw 1/2 c. organic extra virgin olive oil 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons local […]

Hydration

What You Need To Know About Hydration The standard rule of thumb is to drink enough water to equal half your body weight in ounces (so if you weigh 150 lbs. that would be 75 ounces of water a day).  But it’s important to listen to your body and adjust that number up or down […]

Coconut Water with Pineapple

Pineapple Coconut Water You Will Need: 8-12 ounces coconut water 2-3  chunks fresh ripe pineapple 2 tsp. lime juice Honey (to taste) pinch of unrefined sea salt How to Make It: Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth I love this drink for athletes because it has so many benefits. Check out the […]