22Dec 2018

This smoothie is the second in the series of recovery smoothies that provide (dairy-free) calcium and anti-inflammatory properties. Pineapple is high in an enzyme called bromelain, which can reduce pain and swelling. If you’re sitting by the beach with this one you can almost fool yourself into thinking it’s a Pina Colada. Ingredients 300ml Sanitarium […]

28Nov 2018

Greenie Smoothie

November 28, 2018 Recipes

With summer heating up, and the triathlon season in full swing, it’s important to remember re-hydration and refueling as a major part of your recovery and adaptation to training. A recovery smoothie can tick a few boxes in terms of providing fluid, nutrients such as protein for repair, and carbohydrate for refueling, anti-inflammatory fats, and […]

31Oct 2018

I was inspired to write this short blog by a recent trip to China to compete in Shanghai 70.3. With worsening post-race hip flexor tendonitis (irritation and inflammation of the tendon) my Allsports Physio made, what I assumed at the time, a flippant comment, about drinking more green tea to help the tendon healing. Being […]

29Sep 2018

Did I hear somebody say BBQ? As the summery warmth creeps back into the air BBQs come back on the socialising agenda. Most of us are quick to head to the butcher for some snags or steaks but if you’re looking for a way to improve your health this summer why not bring along some […]

21Aug 2018

Flick onto Instagram at any moment of the day and you’ll see picture perfect meals; plates dripping with colourful foods, perfectly proportioned and contrasted against clean, white serving dishes. You would be forgiven for thinking that every second person is a MasterChef competitor in the making. After practising as a dietitian for over seventeen years, […]

20Jul 2018

Dietary nitrates, which are found in large quantities in beetroot, leafy greens and rhubarb, have been shown to reduce the oxygen cost of exercise and improve cycling TT performance. To read more about this please see our blog “Beet your best this season“. (Read it over a cup of tea and a large slice of […]