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Fuel your Fitness with nourishing pre and post-workout nutrition! Spring is just around the corner and my inbox is starting to fill up once again with sports nutrition related consultations and weight/fat loss goals (which is awesome, I LOVE this topic). One of those common questions I receive from clients is “what do I eat around exercise time?” This is such a great topic to discuss and today I’m going to break down optimal nutrition around your workout, i.e. pre-workout foods and post-workout foods and touch on some topics such as nutrient timing and meal combinations.
First and foremost, this information needs to be applied in general terms as we all have completely different genetic makeups, fitness goals, workouts, lifestyles, and metabolisms. This guide isn’t meant to be “cookie cutter” plan, but more like a starting point for you to branch off of, listen to your body, and of course take your results into consideration.
Most of us enjoy pancakes, and you know that I LOVE pancakes and what a better day to share one of my favorite pancakes than on National Pancake Day! These Carrot Cake Tahini Pancakes are not only gluten free but also vegan. I’ve had so many requests from all of you out there to do a vegan variation of my pancakes and today that’s what I’m here to share! These cake-like, sweet and chewy pancakes are filled whole food ingredients such as sweet bananas, carrots, nuts, cinnamon spices, and nutty tahini paste.
I’ve always loved carrot cake and tahini has been a kitchen staple of mine for years, so blending the two of these came very naturally. I love pancakes all day long, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner but sometimes you need a different topping than good ole’ maple syrup and tahini is the beez neez. It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals especially calcium, magnesium, and zinc. These Carrot Cake Tahini Pancakes are not only loaded with minerals, but also contain a good amount of plant-based protein and fiber, perfect to add into a vegan lifestyle.
Bubble Water is something I created several summers ago when I was craving a classic drink I used to love, bubble tea. I wanted something similar but also far less in calories, carbohydrates, and refined sugar. Bubble Water is a combination of naturally flavored water + chia seeds. Simple as that! It’s incredibly hydrating, filling, loaded with healthy fats, protein, and fiber all into one easy-to-drink glass. It’s also a delicious way to stay hydrated by using whatever “base” you enjoy!
We’re nearing the end of the month (which I can’t believe!), and I always love sharing with you all some of my favorite products or resources I’ve come across this month. Today, I wanted to drop a brief post and share the new cookbook from fellow food blogger and veggie lover Angela from Oh She Glows! I’ve been a fan of Angela’s since first getting into the blogging community as well as vegetarian lifestyles. If you’re not familiar with Angela, she’s the brains and creative cook behind vegan food blog Oh She Glows where she shares all things delicious recipes.
Did you know the body is made up of about 55-60% water? It’s also responsible for every process in the human body, that’s pretty amazing for something that many of us take for granted. If you’re not drinking enough water you may not be giving your body enough fuel to combat everyday stresses, fight fatigue, keep your digestion moving, your metabolism efficient, supple skin, along with many others. Whether it’s experiencing sweating in the summer heat or dry skin in the winter chill, water is key to keeping our bodies healthy on a cellular level.
What exactly is water? Water is made up of 2 hydrogen atoms + 1 oxygen atom = hence the scientific name for water of H2O. It’s an odorless and tasteless liquid, but also can exist in the solid state (think ice), and gaseous state (think steam or water vapor). Humans, animals, and plants all need water to survive and thrive, but why do humans? Here are just a couple of the many reasons why drinking more water is beneficial to our overall health.