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Running on Veggies Recovery Smoothie

Guest blog by ​Running on Veggies

​Recovery starts from the second you walk in the door after your run or workout. Smoothies are a great way to boost your recovery because they get nutrients into your body quickly and even on-the-go. Often we find ourselves running directly from a workout to work, meetings, and carpools. And this means recovery becomes an afterthought, if at all. I am all about making things easy and simple so that this doesn't have to happen. No need to over complicate nutrition. It can be as simple as this smoothie!

It's no secret - I'm a big Nuun fan! I spend a lot of time at high altitudes and getting in extra hydration is a constant effort. I find that if I'm not hydrated enough my muscles cramp and I feel lethargic and tired. Adding Nuun to water or a smoothie like I did here is a great way to get extra hydration in. And lest you think that with winter on the horizon you won't need extra hydration, trust me - you are losing more water than you think, even if you are hardly sweating. Nuun recently came out with a new product with vitamins. If you are anything like me and are always forgetting to take your supplements, this is a great way to get all the essentials in. The new vitamin tablets include vitamin E, C, A, calcium, magnesium and much more.

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Chef Vishal: Stuffed Peppers

We all want to eat better, but let's face it: sometimes our busy schedule gets in the way. The good news: this stuffed pepper is super easy to make, and you can substitute another protein for the ground turkey. The filling provides a great ‘burrito bowl’ base for lunch during the work week!

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Chef Vishal: Curried “Rice”

When I was growing up, a staple in most meals was shok, which essentially is blend of seeds and spices tempered with various vegetables. The end product is a wonderful side dish you can eat with rice, or any type of Indian bread.

“Riced’ cauliflower makes creating classic Indian shoks very easy. If you haven’t combined cauliflower with curry, then you’re missing out. The mint-yogurt help balance the heat coming from the spices to create a truly incredible dish.

BONUS! Sore or achy muscles? This recipe contains turmeric and ginger which are rich in anti-inflammatories to help alleviate sore and achy muscles.

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Chef Vishal: Roasted Vegetable Burrito Bowl

Fall marathons are coming up, and we've got the perfect carb-loarding recipe for the days leading up to your race. This burrito bowl is packed with healthy grains and nutrient-packed veggies. And for an easy weeknight meal, you can prep everything over the weekend and assemble later when you're ready to eat. And it's vegan-friendly!

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Eat This, Not That

With Fall officially kicking off this past week, we felt like it would be a good idea to post some tips on nutrition and hydration during a marathon. I give this advice to every athlete I work with: practice your fuel strategy. There isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to marathon nutrition. You have to find what works for you, as well as give your body time to adapt, and training runs are the best time to do that. The tips below are a good place to start, but won’t do you any good unless you incorporate them during training.

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long rides are about fuel and survival

Near the end of every year, cycling apparel brand Rapha poses a challenge to riders around the world: ride ​500 kilometers (around 310 miles) between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This may seem easy enough, but once you throw in the usually less-than-enjoyable weather that time of year, holidays (and the usual travel and family obligations that come with them), and the abbreviated daylight hours, it starts to get a little inconvenient.

I usually complete the Festive 500 by chipping away at the mileage a little every day, with a few days of rest here and there to make time for family and the holidays. This last year, with more obligations than ever, I decided to get a little crazy, and try and complete the distance in one ride, and convince some of my more gullible/adventurous friends to join me.

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The Juice: Mint Matcha, comin’ atcha!

by katie rodger, ​the juice philly

It’s here, it’s finally here! That magical place called SUMMER, where the days are long, the nights are short, and the workouts are well...sweaty. So whether you're training for your first 5k or a longer race come fall, how you hydrate in the heat is as imperative to your routine as your long run.

From muscle recovery to athletic endurance, the right balance of carbs, fat, sodium and electrolytes are crucial components to maintaining your competitive edge. So as we stare down our goals and load up on our greens, we’ve added a boost of caffeine to the surplus(es) of the season, combining cucumbers (to hydrate), mint (to tame the tummy), and matcha to rev up your metabolism, steady your mind, promote concentration, and even enhance your mood .. all before those coveted cardio endorphins kick in!

Ready to sip your way to a stronger, more satisfying summer? Let’s do it!

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Fueling Your Ultra

By Vishal Patel, Chief Nutritionist

Over the past several months, I’ve been gearing up to make my ultra-debut with very low expectations on how fast or slow I’ll run. For me, my goal for my first ultra is to survive, and not have any nutrition issues!

An area I preach repeatedly to any athlete I work with is to practice, practice, practice! Which is why I finalized what I was going to eat and drink during the race many months ago, so I can practice during training, and make any necessary adjustments before race day.

For this blog, I’m focusing on what to eat, why you should eat, and what I eat and drink before a workout and during training.

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introducing nuun performance!

Science is constantly evolving, and with that comes learning. Over the past decade we’ve closely studied how the human body functions during endurance exercise, and found that hydration plays a key role in helping mitigate the stresses of endurance exercise. With that comes performance, the first sport drink mix verified by the Non-GMO Project and Informed Choice, reassuring our commitment to clean, pure ingredients.

But just what is Performance?

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You’re Invited! Join Us To Learn About The Next Generation of Sports Nutrition.

Join Nuun Hydration CEO (Chief Eternal Optimist) Kevin Rutherford, and Stacy Sims (PHD, nutrition/hydration expert, and author) for an interactive Q&A. RSVP below to join us at one of 5 locations across the country.

The latest scientific studies in the world of sports nutrition and hydration are leading us back to nature. And whether it’s a hike, a race, or to reach a feeling of health and vitality, the reaching your nutritional goals is easier than you think.

Why does a focus on clean sport, clean product, and clean planet matter, and what will the next generation of sports nutrition look like?
Kevin & Stacy will focus on the 3 C's and why clean matters to help you achieve your personal best.

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