Spinach: I throw a bunch of fresh spinach into my smoothie for energy! It’s a great source of iron which is a key component in red blood cells that fuel muscles with oxygen for energy.
Strawberries: Better than throwing them into a smoothie, use them in a homemade facial to help improve your complexion.
Asparagus: This is a great source of folate, a b vitamin that helps improve your mood!
Leafy greens: A great source of iron and rich in beta-carotene.
Vital adapt: This helps keep you from getting to your fight or flight level.
Ginger: Springtime usually brings change in diet and increased activity. Ginger is great to aid digestion and decrease inflammation.
Maca: For a nutty flavor add maca powder to juices and smoothie blends. Maca is an energizing root from the radish family and perfect for spring!
Avocados: Avocados and avocado oil are high in monounsaturated oleic acid, a “heart-healthy” fatty acid.
Almond Butter: You can get more omega 3 fatty acids, essential for maintaining metabolic and heart health, from almond butter than from peanut butter. Almonds are known to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and control blood pressure.
Hot sauce: Hot sauce is usually made up of chili peppers which are loaded with Vitamin C – good for your skin, teeth, and bones. Spiciness also adds to boosting your metabolism. Most importantly, capsaicin is the active ingredient in peppers, which is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Hot lemon water: I like to stay hydrated and it really gives my immune system a boost, a natural detox, and gives my skin a glow.
Matcha: I’m not a coffee drinker, but sometimes I need that pick me up so matcha is the way to go. It helps with boosting my concentration and also increases my energy and endurance levels.
Pomegranate seeds + non-fat greek yogurt: For when I’m craving a late night sweet. This is my substitute for ice cream!
Salmon: My favorite kind of clean protein! Plus, great for an omega-3 fix.
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7 Sources: I add 1 tablespoon to my food for essential fatty acids!
Wellwell water: I drink this post-ride to fight inflammation and get in some anti-oxidants and natural sugars.
Electrolyte tabs: I throw these in my water to stay extra hydrated!
The Mantra Mashup smoothie: Soy milk, a frozen banana, isopure chocolate protein and PB2 to refuel after a challenging workout!
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