Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake

How To, Meal Planning, Recipes, Veggie of the Month
Pumpkin became our obvious choice October’s vegetable of the month. Mmm, pumpkin spice lattes and breads.  Pumpkin waffles from Trader Joes and of course, pie with pumpkin ice cream no less.   That's all well and good, however, in our quest to get folks eating vegetables in a healthy way, this  one is too often simply associated with lists like the one above.  In reality, Pumpkins are a great base for healthy eating.     While containing not a lot of calories it's packed with nutrients. In fact in 1 cup of cooked pumpkin there are only 49 calories but it has 245% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A, 2 grams of protein, and 3 grams of fiber.  The high amounts of beta carotene that converts to vitamin A in our…
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Thoughts on Beet Juice for performance

Challenges, Veggie of the Month
Jason's thought after trying out Beet juice to help with athletic performance.... Juicing itself is a pretty well documented and solid idea when it comes to getting a strong nutrient balance into our bodies.  As a juice-able food source, beets aren't too bad of a choice.  It's a sweet vegetable and generally tastes similar to doing carrots although a little more so in terms of sweet-ness.  To offset a little with some tangy citrus flavor, Hillary added an orange.   It was proposed by the experts that one should consume the beet juice 2 hours before a workout.   Workout number 1 - I drank the juice mid morning as I was going running later.  At that point in the day I had not eaten since breakfast about 2.5 hours earlier.  On…
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