These 3 Surf Fitness Superfoods Will Improve your Health & Wellbeing in 2016

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Happy New Year and Welcome to 2016!

NEW CALEDONIA Photo: Joli
NEW CALEDONIA Photo: Joli

For years we’ve all sought out vitamin solutions (which are on the right track) but popping a few vitamin tablets and calling it a day isn’t enough…

The answer is that every surfer’s body needs a vastly improved intake in a wide range of nutrients, and we need to have simple nutritional solutions… Solutions that will vastly improve our nutritional intake, through functional superfoods with higher nutritional values. These functional foods enable us to easily gain wellness.

To prepare you for the upcoming new year, we’re kicking off this year with 3 Surf Fitness Superfoods that we believe will help you feel more energy, feel fresher and perform better in the surf:

6a00e0097e4e68883301bb08592308970d-700wiQuinoa is fast becoming the holy grail of super-grains for its rich nutrient content, protein level and low-GI gluten-free properties. A source of antioxidants, essential minerals, protein and fibre, this complete superfood ensures complete wellness. A far superior choice compared to other carbohydrates or grains due to a recognised need to move away from traditional processed starches, quinoa has a mild, nutty flavour and can be eaten as porridge, as a rice substitute, or added to desserts and baking making it one of the most flexible superfoods around.

chiaChia Seeds are a complete super food and one of the richest plant sources of omega 3, dietary fibre and protein. Originating from South America, chia seeds have been used as a food for thousands of years by the Mayans and Aztecs, but only recently discovered by the western world. These nutrient dense seeds also contain a wide range of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, and good fatty acids making them an excellent way of supercharging smoothies, desserts and baking.

Health-Benefits-of-Goji-BerriesGoji Berries provide a natural approach to wellness for those who want to maintain a youthful, energetic lifestyle. Goji berries have been shown to have one of the world’s highest (if not the highest) antioxidant levels, as measured scientifically by the ORAC test. In fact, the ORAC value of Morlife Goji berries is a whopping 4 times higher than fresh blueberries (heralded as the king of antioxidants). These incredible fruits are perfect in cereals, for an on-the-run snack, thrown in a trailmix, tossed through a salad, stirred into yoghurt and used to supercharge other meals in order to radically increase your life essence.

Start your 2016 with one of the following post-surf smoothies:

Combine all the ingredients into a high speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately and enjoy.

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  • Mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 250ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 5-10 g Goji berries
  • 1 tsp Chia Seeds

 

Banana + Chia Smoothie Post-Surf GoodnessMuscle-Builder-652x978

  • 1 banana
  • 250ml unsweetened almond milk or coconut water
  • 1 scoop of quality protein isolate (WPI)
  • 1 tsp Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

 

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  • 250ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 mango
  • 1 banana
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 tsp Chia Seeds

 

Easy Surfing Fitness Quinoa SaladUntitled

  • 450g butternut pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Moroccan seasoning
  • 3/4 cup quinoa, rinsed, drained
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped preserved lemon
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves

Roast the pumpkin, oil and the seasoning in an oven that was pre-heated to 210 degrees for 20-25 mins (until golden). Turn if necessary. Once done, mix it up with cooked quinoa (follow the instructions on the packaging) and add lemon juice, preserved lemon and coriander. Season with salt and pepper.

If you like this article, you will love our full PRO Surfing Fitness Blueprint. It is packed with strength and fitness workouts, nutritional advice, flexibility training and exercise descriptions and video. Download It Here

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