Fuel Your Body

legs up the wall

My running soul sister is named Nicole {learn more about her here}. She’s not my sister and I’ve never met her, but damn, I’m attracted to that mighty fine soul of hers.

I’ve been following her online and watching her grow for 4 years — that deserves a holy cow. How time flies. Anyways, Nicole has been involved in a number of cool projects over the years, but these days she’s coaching runners from 0 to 13.1 {miles!}, building out badass online resources and truly living… a life less bullshit.

Nicole has been talking about how she was going to blog about her diet and what she’s eating while she trains to run across America. Yep, AMERICA. So anyways, I woke up this morning to find the post in my inbox {!!!}.

The post is very well thought out and details how she evolved to a plant-based diet, her pre-run rituals, the challenges with mid-run eating, post-run smoothies and a few of her favourite go to’s for dinner. {I tried her Coconut Curry & Chickpea Noodle Soup last year and it’s oh so good. All time fave.}

If you’re interested in running, cooking or learning a thing or two about how to fuel, I highly recommend her post:

Run Across America Training – What I’m Eating

When I finished today’s run, I whipped up a recovery smoothie.  Tweaked Nicole’s recipe a bit as I didn’t have kale {shame!} or frozen mango {double shame!}.

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 scoop Vega Protein in Viva Vanilla 
  • 1/2 cup frozen peaches 
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp maca powder 
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric

Full disclosure: the smoothie was a bit… swampy, but still very much delicious. :)

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