The same foods that fuel our active lifestyle, also keep our immune system healthy. Most of all, they are mostly whole and are found in a farm/garden so they also reduce our risk for disease.
There are no bad, off limit or temporary foods. We don't diet, cleanse, fast or do anything extreme wit the diet.
The only thing extreme about us is that we enjoy racing for 140.6 miles and Campy gets waaaaay too much love (but that will never stop).
We love whole foods that offer the nutrients that we need to support our healthy and active lifestyle.
We don't count calories, we count training hours. We enjoy the rewards of what a well-fueled, healthy and strong body allows us to do - year round - whether we are training for starting lines or moving for health gains.
We don't have a working scale. We eat for fuel, health and pleasure and after a few years of understanding our individual needs and best style of eating, we've discovered that it is possible for the body to take care of itself.
We don't believe in restricting food (especially whole foods) but instead, move the body more (ex. walking).
Whether we are enjoying the off-season, peaking for an Ironman or traveling the world, food enhances our life and doesn't control our life.
Why do you eat what you choose to eat?
Ginger Strawberry Smoothie "meal"
10 ice cubes30g protein powder (I used Solgar Whey To Go)
Dash of cinnamon
1 celery stick (chopped)
1/2 ripe banana
1 tsp fresh ginger (chopped or grated)
4 strawberries (stems removed)
10 baby carrots (mini)
1/2 cup Kale (Washed, chopped)
1/2 square 90% Dark chocolate
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup water
1. Blend ingredients in 6 cup blender for 90 seconds (this will make more volume and a more frothy smoothie.I use the Oster Fusion blender.
2. Pour 2.5 cups in large cup and enjoy.
Makes 2 servings (5 cups total)
Pomegranate, apple and hazelnut pancakes
1/2 cup rye flour (you can use any flour)
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds (I slice in half and then soak each half under cold water for a few minutes and then use a knife to cut pomegranate into segments and then pop out seeds with my hands into a bowl).
1/4 cup shredded carrots
1 tbsp hazelnuts
1 tbsp honey
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup 0% Fage Greek yogurt
1/2 cup Skim Milk
1/2 cup oats
2 tsp oil (for pan)
1. Heat large skillet to medium heat. Drizzle 1/2 - 1 tsp oil and spread around pan for even coating.2. Mix ingredients in large bowl and stir until evenly combined.
3. Use 1/4 cup and pour batter onto heated pan and press down to make flat pancake.4. Cook 4-5 minutes on one side (or until golden brown) and flip and cook other side for 3 minutes.
Makes 7 servings
I have not had time to figure out calories as I like to do for some of my creations where I actually measure ingredients for cooking purposes. I will notify everyone when I put nutrition facts on this blog. For now - enjoy mindful eating as I always do.