Sunday, April 24, 2011

Facebook question

The other day I asked a question on facebook, asking how many times a week you eat animal products. I had a good response, and I would like to say something when it comes to performance ( I am taking the health aspect out).
When you train your body get acid, the more intense it is the training the more acidic your body gets. Now is proven that animal products and high processed foods make your body now the question is: Why would you eat animal products to make your body more acid? why would you cause more stress on your body after you cause a lot of stress training? don't you want to recover from the workout? Think about that.

You can make your body less acidic with a plant based diet, therefor you will recover faster conseguently you will improve faster! Think about that!
Feel good,

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Benefits of a plant based diet

·         More energy (I notice that on my training! Is crazy the amount of energy that I have)
·         Recovery faster ( I can recover from one hard workouts faster and that allows me to schedule hard workouts closer together, and improve faster)
·         Be healthier ( Don’t need to say much here, my body is working the way it should be)
·         Lose weight (lost  a lot of body fat)
·         Stay hydrated (I don’t feel my mouth dry any more after a meal)
·         Lower core temperature (This is big, my core temperature drop, therefore I can train a higher intensity and my HR don’t go as high, also on hot days when everyone is complaining about the heat, I am feeling really good about it)
·         And much more….Ask me if you need any info, I am plant based nutrition certified!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Super dressing II

1/4 cup of hemp oil (nutiva)
1/4 cup raw tahini
1/4 cup of hemp protein (nutiva)
1/2 cup of water
1 tomato
2 tb spoons of lime juice
sea salt to taste
pepper to taste
1/3 cup of nutritional yeast

Put everything in a blender and blend to desire consistency! Enjoy! 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Super dressing

1/4 cup of Nutiva hemp oil
1/4 cup of raw thahini
1/4 cup of pumpkin seed
1 cup of water
2 spoon of lime juice
1 spoon of raw agave nectar
A little bit of oregano, parsley, curry, cumin, cayenne pepper
2 scoops of raw or hemp protein (Nutiva protein, I prefer with hemp protein)

Put everything on a blender, and blend well!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011


In the past 2 years I did some major changes on my diet. First one was cutting off coffee, and with that I gained a lot of energy reducing the amount of stress that caffeine was causing my body, and my performance got better. Second change was going vegan, also performance went up and one of the reasons, again, because your body really doesn’t need the stress to digest animal products. Third and biggest change was going 100% raw (reasons below), and the performance got a lot better!
One good example of those changes can be exemplify by the following: Last year I was training for Ironman Florida and I was doing my long bike ride at average heart rate around 120 to 125bpm and average speed 20 mph and I raced at 22mph average speed.  This year I already did some long bike rides such a 120 miles, and my heart rate was 124bpm average and 21.5mph average speed. I can honestly say that there is no other reason than the different nutrition that I am doing now that made my performance improve, because of some facts like the ones listed below:
-        -  Energy: eating raw makes digestion faster, so the amount of energy spent on digestion I spend on training;
-        -  Recovery:  because I am eating raw my recovery is a lot faster since I don’t have the nutritional stress, raw foods make the body more alkaline, and when you train you make your body acid, so by making your body alkaline via nutrition you will recover faster;
-         - Health: what I figured out is that I am a lot healthier eating Raw so the adaptations from training occurs much faster.

Refreshing "chocolate milk"

Today in the morning I did a refreshing breakfast!

1 cup of coconut water
2 bananas
2 tbs spoon of raw agave nectar
2 tbs of raw cocoa powder

Blend everything on a blender, and you will have a delicious "chocolate milk"

Friday, April 1, 2011

Energy chocolate mousse

Just had my chocolate mousse (raw) and heading out to run on the sand!

Chocolate mousse:
2 bananas
4 dates
1/3 cup of cocoa powder (raw)
1/3 cup of raw protein
2 tbs coconut oil
1 little zip of agave nectar (raw)
sea salt to taste
1/2 lime (squeeze)
1 tbs of ginger juice

In a food processor blend everything, until becomes a cream!