So, I have a feeling this week is going to be full of product love and appreciation. I’ve been meaning to this for weeks but just got behind. Go figure. Ha!
But really, I want to share some of my (our) “food as fuel” product finds. You see, I am in the kitchen probably 5-7 hours a day. I’m a sherpa wife to a FULL TIME pro triathlete and running a small gluten free snack business. But my main job is sherpa wife. You might get sick me talking about the food I feed my husband (and myself) but that’s what I do. And that’s what I am passionate about. I love being able to care for husband and I love that he treats me as his queen in return. It makes the job, well, even SWEETER.
Anyway, I a getting off on a tangent here. I want to talk about a new addition to the training nutrition plan. Barlean’s Greens and Omega swirls. I can’t believe I didn’t try these earlier. They are superb!
As I mentioned last week, we are working on getting James’ recovery and immunity WAY UP as he enters into the RACE season. Last week we cut out dairy (temporarily) and some grains just in case his allergies were causing his immunity to weaken. He’s doing much better this week and feeling stronger! Therefore the organic yogurt is back in the diet along with gluten free oats.
Our focus now is to keep the nutrients DENSE in between key sessions and higher intensity training days. Well, when he trains 5-6 hrs a day, it’s hard to feed him lots of vegetables, fats, oils, protein. Meaning, he just can’t squeeze in a heavy meal before another workout, ya know?
This is where Barlean’s comes in handy. I’ve been using their berry greens (which I love!!) in protein shakes, oatmeal, yogurt, etc. I usually add it in when he has at least 1 hour or more to digest food. I’ve also been adding their omega swirls to his (our) shakes as well as to oatmeal/yogurt topping. Yes, it’s that tasty.
Example: Today I made a pre-ride shake of Barlean’s, banana, ice, almond milk, tiny bit of protein. He had it along side toast with almond butter. After his swim I added a scoop into his gluten free oats along side egg muffins and organic bacon.
You see, it’s all about SQUEEZING in the extra nutrients when you can. I go into detail here with my vlog. Feel free to ignore my grunge look.
I’ve never seen a man crave a green smoothie so much. I love it! He loves it. He feels GREAT! And I feel GREAT knowing he is getting in the added nutrients.
If you missed the video, here’s what’s in the greens.
Note: It is Gluten Free but does contain Wheat grass. Wheat grass is NOT A GLUTEN but I do know that some Celiac’s have a problem with it. Just FYI. My stomach is GREAT with these.
How about I share some now, yes? Giveaway time! Barleans’ has generously offered to send on reader a jar of the greens and the flax oil.
- Tell me what your go to smoothie combo is.
- Follow Barleans on Twitter
- Tweet about it. “@LCCotter is hosting @Barleans greens and Omega Swirls giveaway. Go enter and check it out now!.” or something like that.
- Post on their FB page. Maybe tell them what Omega swirl and green flavor you want to try. Tell them I sent you.
- And last, tell me if you have any sherpa skills. I know, corny, but I just had to.
They has a cool BLOG too. Take a peak when you can.
Open for US residents. I’ll pick a random winner next Wednesday. YEEEHAWW!
LC (aka sherpa wife)