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Making some chocolate

In Triathlons on February 28, 2013 at 7:07 PM

I found this recipe for raw chocolate and since then I’ve made it twice. It’s very simple, and I’m hoping healthy as I have become somewhat addicted to it.

The recipe calls for:

1/2 cocoa powder

1/4 coconut oil

1/4 raw agave

Sprinkle of Pink Himalayan Salt

Mix all the ingredients, spread the mixture on a parchment paper and freeze for at least an hour. Yes, that simple. I can even make it. When you begin mixing the ingredients you might think “This will NEVER mix.” but it will.

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Last night’s batch I added some crushed cashews. I didn’t go crazy because I didn’t want to ruin it. But it ended up being good.

Now, this is not a chocolate you want to leave outside the fridge. Nor take with you on a road trip. It will melt.

I know the pictures don’t look too appetizing, but they don’t look that good either from the site I pulled the recipe from. But believe me this is good.

Now, I need my friend and teammate My Multipersonality to try this and give me her blessings. She’s a kick-ass triathlete, playwright and awesome cook.

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Juicing

In Triathlons on June 2, 2012 at 2:53 PM

It’s been a while… since last I wrote. But I don’t want you to get excited because I’m not sure if tomorrow I will come back to continue here. Let’s play it by ear and hope I do come back. But I’ve been keeping myself very busy aside from training, so writing is not in the back of my mind… it’s more like in the basement.

BUT, I do want to share with you my new addiction… juicing. I bought myself a masticating juicer for my 47th birthday, which is next June 5th, and I’ve been juicing (or is it milking?) that thing every morning, and sometimes at night. If I could live from juicing, that would be the only thing I would ingest. But I highly doubt athletes can sustain endurance this way… or maybe I’m wrong? I need to research this extensively!!!

Anyway, I wanted to share a recipe that’s got my own juices in heaven… I call it “Carola’s Morning Delight”, and this is how it goes:

  • 1 peeled orange
  • 1 apple
  • 1 kale leaf
  • 1 little piece of ginger
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1/4 of a cucumber

Today I made a variation that had me up there in the stratosphere… I added to the recipe above:

  • Parsley (small amount)
  • Wheatgrass
  • Green Grapes

I wish my Alien Endurance teammate mymultipersonality would be in town so she could try this elixir. I know she would appreciate it. But I guess we will have to wait ’til fall for that to happen.

Enjoy my friends! If you do this and you like it, or not, just drop me a note! Love to hear what you think!

Thrive

In Run on January 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM

A friend of mine who has in the process of converting to a vegetarian wrote me recommending the book Thrive by Brendan Brazier, a vegan professional triathlete that has done several Ironman races. When I went to look it up, I saw he had three books. Being the practical, straight to the point person I am, I went to Facebook, liked his fan page, and left him a note as to which of the three he recommended I go for, because quite frankly I will not read all three books. I need the short cut to the real thing. His response was: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life. The beauty of Social Networks! Don’t you love it? I’m still in awe with technology these days… So I already downloaded the book to my iPad and am looking forward to seeing what there is to discover in order to feel better before, during and after training.  

Just so you know, I’ve been hurting badly from my IT bands during the long runs and I know it’s a combination of many things… poor strength leg training (I really find it hard to do this on my own at home), new shoes which implies changing my running posture (I got these awesome Newtons that make you fly up a bridge. Seriously), no post-training/racing recovery discipline (I know I should ice, etc), don’t get much supplements into my diet and, something I came to terms with, I’m not getting enough protein into my body (so poor muscle repair). Nutrition is important, period. And if on top you are training and racing, it’s even more so.

I can only hope positive changes are coming my way in the next weeks… On the meantime, I just want to get through the half marathon pain free.