Saturday, June 8, 2013

The GFree Athlete Is In Training!!

The GFree Athlete In Training!

One thing about living a full and happy gluten free lifestyle is there is never a dull moment!

The GFree Athlete, as you might have guessed, is my husband Pierre. He trains all year round for many different athletic events, and loves every moment of it!

His favorite events are called Hill Climbs. It is a road bike race up an incredibly steep mountain. Thankfully my part is to be supportive, drive our car to the top, and pack a delicious nutrient full picnic for us to enjoy after the race.

Pierre and I both support The National Foundation For Celiac Awareness (NFCA) and their cause. He is racing in the Whiteface Mountain Hill Climb on June 15, 2013 to raise awareness for celiac disease, gluten intolerance, the NFCA, and living a healthy happy gluten free lifestyle!

Our family will be there with us, cheering him on as he attacks the great Whiteface Mountain one week from today! If you would like to be there with us, we will be tweeting live from on top of the mountain! To catch all of the action and live pictures here are our direct links to twitter: GFREEATHLETE and GLUTENFREEAMY.

Pierre and I would like to share one of his favorite smoothies with you:

The Chocolate Power Up Smoothie
Copyright 2013 Pierre Poulin All Rights Reserved

1 frozen banana, peel removed and cut into 1 inch pieces
2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
2-3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons of organic unsalted creamy peanut butter
1 cup of fresh organic baby spinach (you get the nutrients but not the taste)
3 cups of cold milk ( we use organic 2% milk. You can substitute pure almond milk or coconut milk for a dairy free version)

With the blender off, place all ingredients into a large blender. Place the lid on the blender and turn blender on. Blend on high for approximately for 2 minutes or until all of the ingredients are thoroughly combined and the smoothie is smooth. Turn blender off and Pour into chilled glasses. Enjoy the rich chocolate goodness!

Nutrition Facts based on using 2% organic milk. Makes 4 servings.

If you would like to support The NFCA and the GREAT work they do please visit their website. Donations to them are always welcome, much appreciated, and a great way to show your support.

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Happy Cooking and Happy Training,

Pierre & Amy

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