Sunday, June 18, 2017

Endurance Athletes: Fast Eats

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What we feel like doing-after mega-workout or 4+ hour race...

WHAT TO EAT WHEN...

VICTORIA CHEF COLLECTION, GAIA HERBS, MATCHA LOVE, GARDEN OF LIFE, REBBL, MANITOBA HARVEST, UNTAPPED MAPLE WAFFLE 


Too tired to cook more than open a frozen bag of vegs and nuking the contents...or snapping open a can of something... too hungry to wait for delivery or literally walking maybe 50 yards to scour carefully prepared foods at a local grocery store...

New Products...that satisfy---are healthy  -without artificial stuff...are practically effortless-and tasty!

BUON APPETITE! Brooklyn based Victoria-makers of all sorts of tasty tomato sauce help us banish memories of SpaghettiOs (uh oh) FOR SURE...with the new Victoria Chef Collection of prepared pastas in authentic sauces-pre-cooked just heat and ready to eat-and taste like you spent the time to conjure up yourself. Meaning, the pasta texture is correct-chewy-al dente, the sauce aromatic flavors are fresh tasting (no metal can thing going on-always a no-no with acidic tomato anything,)...and SO EASY!!! Just open the sealed glass jar. NO PREP, barely a clean-up, NO TIPPING :-)
Two flavors ... Penne Alla Vodka, Penne Marinara. Calories Victoria's Chef Collection= 190-2100 serving...a filling serving too-3 per 24 oz jar. Vegan, Vegetarian, Kosher.

Penne Alla Vodka-fresh plum tomatoes, garlic, real cheese, fresh onion+basil+oregano-creamy (cheers, milk)  sauce delicious!
Marinara...whole plum tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, onions
Fluffy Norwegian Forest Cat did not partake cause her parents ate the  whole bowl too fast...


kid(s) or cat-who's cuter...
Fast easy way to get the benefits of anti-inflammatory turmeric root (organic-with supercritical extract black pepper, lemon balm, gotu kola)-in a pleasantly warm, aromatic spicy blend  of vanilla  chai &cardamon, cinnamon, ginger-also loaded with prebiotics supports intentional flora-portable Gaia single packets -are genius -just tear open and sprinkle on cut fresh fruit like pineapple (yummy!).




The cleanest performance line indeed-certified by NSF & Informed Choice.org accordingly-plus USDA organic-Non-GMO certified...Garden of Life plant based protein powder delivers needed essentials post race (usable protein, essential amino acids, BCAAs, 1 billion CFUs of probiotics, enzymes,  19 naturally occurring vitamins+minerals...)...and actually tastes good-not chalky.


A natural anti-inflammatory, turmeric...combined with electrolyte/minerals loaded organic coconut milk-sounds healthy...but our sample of REBBL-Super Herbs Tumeric Golden Milk- sat in out fridge for weeks...until we gave it a go-and whoa-this beverage is DELICIOUS!!!! Perfect after sweaty workout to drink first thing-it contains organic ginger (also known anti-flammatory), black pepper fruit extract (not imparting a spiced hot taste-this ingredient enhances turmeric's healing powers), and organic honey + organic stevia extract for sweetness. We wish this was given out for athletes after a race. Four flavors available...























Manitoba Harvest-Canadian company that makes these convenient re-sealable bags of crunchy flavored (maple+cinnamon, coconut+cocoa, onion, garlic+rosemary, choppily, onion +garlic) Hemp Heart Toppers-to sprinkle on oatmeal, soups/salads, smoothies, scrambled eggs, or in yogurt-or add to recipes like pancakes etc...providing 10 grams of protein + 10 grams of heart healthy Omega 3 and Omega 6/35 gram serving-4 tbsp/190 calories. Kosher, Vegan, Non-GMO certified and bonus points-a certified B Corporation.





Addictive alert-theoretically the crispy light wafer thin USDA Organic Untapped Waffles-pictured above in authentic coffee flavor-and made with pure energy deliverer-wholesome sweet, low glycemic maple syrup-can be enjoyed during a workout as an energy boos-on the got-as they're easy to digest-and have anti-oxidants and some necessary minerals to help revive muscles.
But we found that they ALSO truly hit the spot when it comes to satisfying our needs for buttery crunch sweetness-after a workout. FYI-no real caffeine in this flavor.150 calories per...each are large enough so theoretically-can be placated with just one. In case...

Good for morning types---health benefits of Matcha Green Tea-without the taste which we can't stand...add some Matcha Love powder mix to any post protein workout drink-energizes so one can get on with the rest of the day...also good atop vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream.