What a Pro Triathlete Eats in a Day

Ever wonder what a pro triathlete eats in a day? I’ve posted in the past showing everything I consume in a day, but I thought I would make a video to actually show what all I eat. Here are some of the things I need to follow when I’m in heavy training, or else it’s a slippery slope to either being under fueled or burnt out. A big thanks to the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. That course gave me the tools and knowledge I was lacking as an athlete to fine tune my cooking skills and how I view nutrition both as an athlete and simply day to day life.

  1. I almost always start my day out with a huge breakfast. It sets me up and gives me the energy I need to start my first training session. My go to is usually scrambled eggs with lots of veggies and spices as well as a monster smoothie. Always put a source of fat in your smoothies, you won’t believe how long lasting energy it will give you. Lot’s of people like avocados for their fat source, but I prefer coconut oil.
  2. Smoothies, smoothies, smoothies! When I’m training lots, I can have up to 3 in a day, sometimes even more. It’s such an easy and fast way to get in all the fuel and nutrients that I need. If I’m strapped for time because I have a workout coming up soon and I need to eat, a smoothie is a great way to get what you need without feeling heavy like you would if you had ate a full meal. Smoothies are almost always my go to recovery drink as well. A protein powder or hemp hearts are usually what I use for post workout recovery. When I can’t make it home quickly after a workout to make my smoothie, I’ll use Recoverite from Hammer Nutrition.
  3. Snacks are what keep me going throughout the day. I don’t put a limit on the amount of snacks I have. I am pretty good at knowing how much my body needs through any given day and if that means unlimited snacks…then I eat a LOT of snacks! Anything from sliced veggies with hummus, fruit, homemade cookies, nuts, seeds, etc.

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Food Prep- Not As Bad As You Think

After working with dozens of people over the past couple of years, one problem most people have sticks out more than anything else. Food prep and not having time to food prep. We’ve all been there, including myself- It’s been a long day and you have a fridge full of great healthy food, but would rather opt for fast food because all the work is done for you rather than actually taking the time to prepare the food you have at home. Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot of people complain about this exact thing and having to eat out or miss meals entirely. Hearing all this made me curious how long it actually takes to meal and snack prep. Next time I had to make Continue reading

Maca Chaga Choco Elixir

This elixir is full of so many great stress adapting, immune boosting ingredients!

This is one of my favorite drink recipes I’ve made, the Maca Chaga Choco Elixir (try saying that five times fast!). I’ve played around with some of my ingredients on the shelf for quite some time before I finally came up with this tasty elixir. One of my more popular recipes of 2015 was the Chocolate Mint Chaga Elixir (recipe here) but after having it many times, I needed to come up with something new. This new elixir tastes Continue reading

A Tasty Take On The Usual Boring Potatoes

You have to try these! So good!
You have to try these! So good!

My wife and I eat a lot more sweet potatoes than white potatoes, but with so many of our friends and family growing and giving us white potatoes this summer, we had to come up with a delicious recipe for them! Ever since coming up with this recipe, it’s the only thing we’ve done with these potatoes all summer. I’ve made this recipe for a few of my family and friends and everyone absolutely loved Continue reading

Sweet Potato Fries

My recipe is wife approved!
My recipe is wife approved!

We eat sweet potato fries a few times a week in our house. After experimenting with different options, this is one of my favorite fry recipes. Sweet potatoes are less starchy than regular potatoes and in turn won’t spike your blood sugar like regular potatoes, leaving you with longer lasting energy. As well as being a good source of complex Continue reading

Easy On-The-Go Snack

This is the easiest snack ever! Simply choose your nuts, seeds, and superfoods, combine and start snacking.

It’s Monday morning and for me that usually means it’s time to load up on my snacks for the week. There are two things that I almost always make on Mondays (or whenever I’m low) and those are my Super Chaga Energy Balls as well as a basic nut/seed mix. I start off by taking any nuts, seeds, and any other goodies I can find and mix them all together in a large bowl. From there I just transfer the mixture into a 1 liter (1 quart) mason jar and I have a great snack I can easily take anywhere. As you know there is nothing worse than a hangry triathlete, so make sure you always have this snack around! Depending on what you use, this snack can provide a great source of fat, protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, leaving you feeling Continue reading