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Pleasant Surprise Smoothie by Krissy Moehl

Pleasant Surprise Smoothie by Krissy Moehl
Unless I’m baking, I don’t follow recipes. I love cookbooks—Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. is at the top right now—and use them for inspiration and guidance, more like pulling out the gutter bumpers on a bowling alley. The beautiful pictures and precise measurements blur a bit and I add about a cup or tablespoon. If I really like an ingredient, like cinnamon, I’ll likely triple the recommended portion. So when I write a recipe for a smoothie… thos...

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Green Smoothie by Ellie Greenwood

Green Smoothie by Ellie Greenwood
I start practically every day with a homemade green smoothie. I find it’s a delicious and easy way to start the day with a punch of vitamins and nutrients. It ensures that I get a good dose of veggies without even thinking about it. A homemade smoothie also avoids the wasteful single-use plastic bottles that store-bought versions generate. If mornings are busy for you, prepare your smoothie the night before, store in the fridge, and simply blend...

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Running for the Long Haul

Healthy Habits That Are Imperative to Doing Just That I'm no stranger to the endurance realm. Having raced in long-distance ultra running events and completed in a long list of personal and challenging multi-day epics is what I thrive on. That being said, how do I keep this one body I have happy and healthy? Similar to many other endurance athletes who have been pushing their body to the limits, I have ridden the roller coaster of ups and downs...

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2 Easy Ways to Boost Your Pre-Workout Smoothie

2 Easy Ways to Boost Your Pre-Workout Smoothie
It can be tricky to eat just the right thing before your workout. Your snack has got to have enough calories to give you the fuel you need but not so much that it weighs you down. Your performance provisions should have a good ratio of protein to healthy carbs to help you operate at your best. Enter smoothies. These liquid dynamos may be the ideal pre-workout food: they’re quick, light, and yummy. Plus, smoothie recipes are flexible, so it’s super...

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Sustainable Ultra Training

Sustainable Ultra Training
In my first three years of ultrarunning, I learned many valuable lessons about the importance of keeping my training sustainable. Not only can an individual over-race, over-train, and not rest enough when training for ultras, but one can also improperly fuel the machine. I plan to race ultras for a long time and keep running for my entire life. The sustainable approach to training and racing takes much more patience than getting as fast as ...

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How I (Quickly) Became a Run Commuter

Chances are, like most of society in the 21st century, you’re simply too busy. Finding time for the things that need to get done is hard to do, let alone your own personal time. If you’re a runner like me, making time to squeeze in the miles can be challenging. But we all know that it makes us happier and healthier. Plus, it’s an essential part of working towards time and distance goals. I recently started a Ph.D. program in Applied Economics; an...

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Ditch the Gym! 5 Reasons to Exercise Outside

We know we don’t have to convince you of the health benefits of exercise. You already know it strengthens your bones, muscles, and heart—and boosts your mood and brain to boot. But did you know where you exercise matters? Yep, turns out exercising in the fresh air is better for you than running on a treadmill looking at a cinderblock wall. Which isn’t really surprising when you consider that we humans used to spend the vast majority of our time ou...

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Setting Yourself Up for Success in 2018

Setting Yourself Up for Success in 2018
Do you make a list of New Year’s Resolutions every year? It’s a list we all make with the best intentions. We really want to make these changes, but for most of us, those changes won’t last much longer than a few weeks. What keeps us from success? A few years ago I was an avid climber… Well, I was a climbing gym climber. I faithfully went to the climbing gym two or three times a week and loved it. I loved the challenge, the workout, and feeling str...

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MCTs: An Introduction

Omega Sport+™ (US/CA) is a fantastic oil blend that features a unique good kind of fat called medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs for short. MCTs and omega fatty acids have different physical chemistries. Other oil molecules need to go through a complex digestion process, but MCTs take a shortcut. MCTs are more easily mixed with water or other liquids. They have a different shape and a shorter number of molecules. Thus, they get absorbed easily int...

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How Vitamin D Keeps You in the Game

You may know we recently launched Omega Sport+™ (US/CA), a new oil blend made with active people in mind. The oil’s first run went so fast (pun intended), we scrambled to make more. Those who are intent to run a half marathon or stay active in sports won’t settle for getting sidelined; they want to know about Omega Sport+’s special attributes. We usually highlight the MCTs and special turmeric extract, but Vitamin D is the star today. Getting vitam...

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Upgrade Your Smoothie with Our Vitamin-Packed Smoothie Boosters

Let’s face it: modern life needs smoothies. They’re a great way to make sure you’re getting everything you need for your body all in one delicious sip. While smoothies can be the saving grace you need for the quick pre-work breakfast or post-workout refuel, you may not be helping yourself out as much as you think if you’re not putting the right stuff in there. Our smoothie boosters are here to help! Using our organic Red Beet Crystals (US/CA), our...

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Fuel Your Adventure with Omega Sport+

Omega Sport+ ™ (US/CA) is Flora’s latest oil blend creation. With classics like Udo’s Oil 3·6·9 Blend (US/CA) and newer formulations like 7 Sources (US) for vegan EPA and DHA, we knew that another oil blend would really have to bring something exciting and new to the table. Flora has been proud to sponsor various athlete ambassadors and trail races over the years and we wanted to iterate on a sport blend that was multi-faceted and not just providin...

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