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Plant Power for Athletes

Those that know me know I am most definitely not a vegetarian, much less a vegan. I am an avid hunter and take a lot of pride in harvesting, cleaning, and processing my own meat- it’s organic, grass-fed, antibiotic free, and all the other “clean” buzzwords out there!

However, we are all different, and in the world of endurance sports, diet is just as much of a training factor as the miles you put in. While I prefer to get protein from venison, turkey, and fish, many have experienced incredible gains by adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet. Although that is not a choice everyone will want to make, I was curious to learn more from someone who has, so I contacted my friend Lauren.

Lauren racing Jack’s Generic Tri, 2015

Lauren is an amazing triathlete who races with T3 in my hometown of Austin, TX. She and I met in 2015 while we were both training for Ironman Texas, a first full distance Ironman for both of us. She completed her race almost 2 full hours faster than me, and has been steadily kicking my butt ever since, so I thought it wise to seek out Continue reading

5 Homemade Alternative Sports Nutrition Recipes We Love

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Paleo? Vegan? Don’t Care? No matter what your dietary preferences, finding what types of sports nutrition is not only satisfying for your taste buds but also fuels your muscles is important. We’ve found that making homemade energy bars/balls is a fun way to customize the fuel to be exactly what you’re in the mood for. If you type in a simple strain of keywords on Google or Pinterest (our fav source for recipes), you’ll find hundreds of recipes to suit your needs.

Below you’ll find a few of our favorite recipes for homemade energy bars that accommodate alternative dietary lifestyles like vegetarian, gluten-free, and even paleo! FYI – these are great recipes even if you don’t follow an alternative diet. If you’ve got a recipe you love and want us to check out, comment below! Continue reading