Our Instructors’ Favorite Ingredients for Spring

Jennifer Jacobs

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!

Jess King

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.

Robin Arzon

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!

Steven Little 

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.

Ally Love

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.

Cody Rigsby

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.

Hannah Marie Corbin

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.

Christine D’Ercole 

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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