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EXPERT TIPS: BEATING THE WINTER TRAINING BLUES

It's dark, wet and cold outside and quite frankly you'd rather be tucked up with some mulled wine and a mince pie than heading out to complete those nasty miles that have been hanging over your head all day. You are not alone. Winter training is tough but winter miles make summer smiles so here are my tips to get you out the door this festive season. 

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EXPERT TIPS: BEATING THE WINTER TRAINING BLUES

It's dark, wet and cold outside and quite frankly you'd rather be tucked up with some mulled wine and a mince pie than heading out to complete those nasty miles that have been hanging over your head all day. You are not alone. Winter training is tough but winter miles make summer smiles so here are my tips to get you out the door this festive season. 

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Beetroot buckwheat risotto

This simple vegan buckwheat risotto recipe is a great winter warmer, and a fantastic alternative to rice risottos. The earth flavours of buckwheat and beetroot complement each other perfectly, creating a delicious red bowl of comfort food.

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Beetroot buckwheat risotto

This simple vegan buckwheat risotto recipe is a great winter warmer, and a fantastic alternative to rice risottos. The earth flavours of buckwheat and beetroot complement each other perfectly, creating a delicious red bowl of comfort food.

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NUTRITION TIPS: MAXIMISING YOUR ATHLETIC POTENTIAL THROUGH POST-EXERCISE NUTRITION - PART 2

For optimal post workout recovery it is not a case of trying to choose between eating carbohydrate or protein. Research has found that by adding protein to a carbohydrate snack stimulates the release of the hormone insulin. Insulin helps to push more carbohydrate into the muscles, giving you the same rate of muscle glycogen restoration as you would with a pure carbohydrate snack, with the added benefit of protein repairing the muscles!

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NUTRITION TIPS: MAXIMISING YOUR ATHLETIC POTENTIAL THROUGH POST-EXERCISE NUTRITION - PART 2

For optimal post workout recovery it is not a case of trying to choose between eating carbohydrate or protein. Research has found that by adding protein to a carbohydrate snack stimulates the release of the hormone insulin. Insulin helps to push more carbohydrate into the muscles, giving you the same rate of muscle glycogen restoration as you would with a pure carbohydrate snack, with the added benefit of protein repairing the muscles!

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The Beetberry Recovery Smoothie

This is one of our favourite post-exercise snacks as it fulfills all our nutritional needs, is super quick to make and tastes delicious! It is just as good when blended prior to a workout, so that it is ready to drink immediately afterwards.

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The Beetberry Recovery Smoothie

This is one of our favourite post-exercise snacks as it fulfills all our nutritional needs, is super quick to make and tastes delicious! It is just as good when blended prior to a workout, so that it is ready to drink immediately afterwards.

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