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Kale Avocado Salad

Last week, I talked about powering up your performance with greens. Here’s an easy salad that will do just that! Ingredients 4-6 leaves of Locinato kale 1 avocado Olive oil Lemon Sea salt Tahini Optional: sesame seeds and/or walnuts (or your favorite nuts) Directions: Slice the Locinato kale into inch thick slices and place into a bowl. Slice half of your avocado on top and liberally douse with olive oil and then lemon and then add a little sea salt. With your hands mix and need the ingredients to break up the fibers of the kale. Drizzle tahini on top and stir. Slice the remaining ½ of avocado and place on top and then top with sesame seeds or your favorite nuts. … Read entire article »

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Power Up Your Performance with Greens!

If you are training for your next marathon, or even just trying to enhance your running speed or stamina, add more dark, leafy greens to your diet! Yes, I said “greens,” not “protein” as you might have expected! Protein is certainly an important part of a runner’s diet with respect to building, repairing and maintaining muscle. But, so often, when I look at a client’s diet log, I see that they are loading up way too much on carbohydrates and protein, but leafy green vegetables are sorely overlooked! Leafy green vegetables are a nutritional powerhouse that should be an essential part of any runner’s diet! When we don’t eat enough leafy greens – particularly when we are intensely training – not only do we lose the minerals inherent in the greens themselves … Read entire article »

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