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The rainy season is officially back in Seattle, so it's the perfect time to enjoy a hot bowl of soup. This recipe is easy to make, vegetarian, and sure to satisfy the whole family.Read More
Imagine training with your favorite sport nutrition and hydration brands for months and with great success. Then imagine achieving your personal best on race day using those same sport nutrition products only to find out you unintentionally consumed a banned substance. I know you are thinking that this would never happen to me. But don’t be so sure. This past week I was surprised after reading three athletes had been given suspensions for consuming a banned substance, one of them being on the 2016 nuun elite team.
Do I believe our athlete knowingly ingested a prohibited substance? The answer is simply no, I don’t believe that based on the information I have read. But this situation highlights a big issue at hand for athletes and the industry at large. There are so many options for athletes when it comes to sport nutrition. Many of them are solid, quality products. But how can any athlete trust that their nutrition is, in fact, “clean?”
no, this isn't a blog from Vishal with tips of proper nutrition. (though we do have more coming!) This is about my very real struggle with nutrition while training for a half marathon.
Last year was the first time I'd ever run 8 miles...then 10 miles...then 12. I've previously mentioned that I didn't like running until recently, so I never pushed the distance that far. When I started running farther, I realized something felt off. Every time I tried to run last fall, my legs felt heavy and my calves felt tight. It didn't matter how easy previous runs had been, how much I stretched before hand, or how much I foam-rolled afterwards.
With the hustle and bustle of the holidays behind us, we’re settling into those New Year vibes, rooted in the lessons learned in 2016 and giddy to see to what 2017 has in store. It’s in the quiet calm of January that we’re able to find comfort in the old but connect with the new, to start small but dream big, to refuel, refresh + re-energize, ready to make the next year nothing short of epic.
Oh, epic you say? Like it’s easy? Well it kinda is .. First, let’s put some pen to paper and try to find that thing that screens + Snapchat filters annihilated .. IMAGINATION! Dream big kids .. imagine what you want this year to hold - whether it be a new PR, your first ultra, your first puppy, or even a brand new boyfriend thats going to be all like “hey, did you lose weight? let me make you breakfast, you look ravishing today.” Whatever it is, write it down; a handwritten vision is like asking the Universe for express delivery.
This is a very easy meal to make on a busy night. Chow mien noodles (which you can find in specialty grocery stores) cook in less than 5 minutes. And the sauce can be whipped up with house-hold pantry items. Then, just throw in the kitchen sink in terms of veggies!Read More
Over the past two years we’ve been working very hard on creating a product that would aid in hydration, as well as health and wellness for those times we’re not exercising. Why? Because how you recover and strengthen your immune system will help determine the effectiveness of subsequent workouts. And we know hydration, as well as some key vitamins, will aid in boosting your immune system and ensuring your muscles and bones stay healthy.
So what is nuun vitamins?
This polar vortex has me craving soup, so I thought I'd share one of my favorites. This black bean soup with chili lime corn is a crowd-pleaser, and it's easy to whip up.Read More
With a little prep, you can whip this salad up in less than ten minutes. I usually keep the base ingredients in this salad on hand for an easy, nutritious dinner after a long day.Read More
Katie from The Juice is back with a new, vitamin-packed recipe to help you get through cold and flu season with your immune system at full power!
As the temps go down and the mileage goes up, staying happy + healthy are key pieces to our weekly training plan. Because no one has time to be bedridden with the bug your kid picked up in school or even sidelined with the seasonal sniffles, we’ve bumped up a vitamin-packed berry blend with all the benefits of basil. Loaded with antibacterial properties to fend off the flu, basil also acts as both an anti-inflammatory agent AND as a powerful adaptogen- meaning it not only helps the body respond to stress but also fight disease. By reducing inflammation, pain AND stress, it’s our secret weapon to staying worry-free + well for a winter that's filled with wins, not woes.
Vagharelo bhaat (or Indian fried rice) with mint yogurt is one of my favorite dishes from my childhood. Growing up, I ate this dish almost on a weekly basis (I use to call it lemon rice). Later, as my knowledge of food increased, I realized the nutritional punch this dish offers. You may need to make a special trip for a couple of the ingredients, but it's packed with good carbs and lots of vegetables, plus you get an anti-inflammatory boost from the turmeric!Read More