Our kind of recipe - Quick, Healthy, Delicious! High in fibre, a source of plant based protein, packed with recovery compounds from the greens and plant based omega 3 from the walnuts - AMAZING!
This loaf really hits the spot - whether it’s for fuelling before a session lasting longer than an hour, during a bike ride or run, or as your recovery snack after training with some extra Greek yogurt (see below). Long lasting energy in bounds, natural sweetness from the ripe bananas, protein and fibre from the ground nuts and seeds, and a nice texture that isn’t dry that really works as a snack on the bike or in the bush trail blazing.
A new study* has found that stress fractures are a whopping 4.5 X more common in athletes suffering from RED-S, or relative energy deficiency in sport, due to inadequate nutrition.
Over time, underfuelling leads directly to depleted energy levels, menstrual cycle irregularities in females, low testosterone levels in males, stress fractures, and for many, repeating cycles of injury and recovery.
Hydration needs are highly individualised due to variations in sweat rates between people, and even for the same person exercising in different conditions. Sweat rate is influenced by a number of factors including:
Body size – larger body sizes tend to sweat more
Fitness level – fitter athletes generally start to sweat earlier
Genetics – some people naturally sweat more than others
Temperature – hot and humid conditions increase sweat rates
Wind – air flow over the skin improves body cooling and reduces sweat rates
Exercise intensity – as intensity increases, so does sweat rate
If you're interested in plant based eating but unsure if it's right for you or, if you need some guidance then you're in the right place! We have lots of experience in both vegetarian and vegan diets for athletes