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Primal Eating… Rethink how you Fuel your Body!


Christina’s


Espresso-Soaked Figs A bit of caffeine before endurance workouts paves the way for a slight boost during your training session. The quick release of sugar from the figs serves as a last-minute topping-off for your glycogen stores. Make extra and refrigerate to have on hand for your next session.


SERVES TWO 4 dried figs 4 ounces espresso, freshly brewed Soak figs in espresso for a few minutes.


Instructions Puree bananas in a food processor until smooth. Add half of the egg white powder and puree, then add the remaining powder. Puree all ingredients until well blended. Top with coconut and nutmeg to taste.


Long Haulers Many of the sports nutrition products available to athletes are little more than candy bars in disguise. This nifty snack is a great option to bring along on that century ride or an epic hike.


SERVES FOUR 2 large yams, baked


4 tablespoons almonds, slivered and toasted 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon kosher salt


Instructions


Cut yams in half lengthwise. Divide almonds into four equal portions and press into the flesh side of each yam. Sprinkle with cinnamon and salt. Cover with plastic and shape into a roll. Place in freezer for thirty minutes.


Chris’s Famous


Post-Ride Smoothie An essential part of an endurance athlete’s repertoire is the recovery drink. Replenishing glycogen stores, rebuilding your muscles, and restoring your energy are important after any workout. This delicious smoothie does it all, with fresh fruit ingredients that can be changed every time to keep it interesting.


SERVES ONE 8 ounces brewed black tea, chilled and unsweetened ó cup crushed ice


1 scoop plain egg white protein powder 2 bananas


1 scoop L-glutamine powder Pinch of salt


Books to Bite into


The Paleo Diet Cookbook Loren Cordain, Ph.D. with Nell Stephenson RRP: US $19.95/ AU $24.95


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Combine tea and ice in a blender and whip for one minute. Add protein powder, bananas, L-glutamine, and salt. Puree until blended.


Suggested Variations BANANA-MELON: banana with watermelon juice TROPICAL DREAM: mango with pineapple juice POTASSIUM PUNCH: cantaloupe with orange juice APPLE ORCHARD BREEZE: pear with apple juice


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