I did it. I successfully convinced the triathletes staying with us last week to go DAIRY FREE and Gluten free pre –race week. And you wanna know the best part? They didn’t even realize it until I told them. Silk Almond Milk to the Rescue!
Why the dairy free part? Well, to be honest, the mold air allergy in Austin is very high at the moment. Foods like dairy and peanuts can aggregate it more and suppress the immune system. Also, dairy contains lactose — the sugar is hard for the stomach to digest, especially when your gastrointestinal tract is already under stress from the hard training or running. So it’s best to avoid close to a big workout or race.
That’s why most runners tend to avoid dairy at least 24 hours before a big race.
I didn’t want these boys (I mean triathletes) to have any chance of that, ya know? We had to keep them healthy, and absorbing LOTS of good nutrients to fuel the body!
I fed them my gluten free and dairy free Thai Rice Salad
I MADE A TON!
I fed them smoothies with good carbs and protein and omegas!
Pumpkin puree, banana, silk almond Vanilla, protein powder, and a coconut omega swirl mixed in!
I fed them gluten free oatmeal cooked in Silk Vanilla Almond, and… nope; they didn’t even realize there wasn’t milk in there. In fact, they loved the “creaminess!” Their words! Haha, Sherpa Wife work at it’s finest!
Come race morning, everyone was healthy and ready to GO FAST! That’s a good sign!
Post race, I let them in on my SILK TASTE TEST SECRET.
Verdict is in… SILK APPROVED. My job is done!
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