I love making this banana bread for brunch on a rest day after a big adventure in the mountains or for dessert after a long day of hard training. The duo of complex carbohydrates in the whole wheat flour and simple carbohydrates in the honey and bananas is a perfect way to replenish glycogen stores in your muscles. Additionally, the protein in the Recovery Protein Powder provides the building blocks for repair and growth of your muscles after exercise. Enjoy this healthy and delicious treat as you recover from one adventure and refuel for the next!
We've posted a few Beta Red recipes, but this one from Erin Weber is our new favorite. The addition of protein makes it a great post-workout recovery meal after a strenuous workout. The combination of beet juice, amino acids, and protein make it great following cycling, triathlon, trail running, mountain biking, or whatever other training you prefer.
It’s a not-so-well-kept secret in endurance sports that more and more elite athletes are loading up on nitrate-rich foods like spinach and beets to improve performance. We take a look at some of the research behind this, and give a simple and tasty recipe to get you started on improving performance through better nutrition.