The Post-Workout PB & Banana Recovery Smoothie and Variations

This post-workout carb and protein combination, in a 4:1 ratio, is the fitness and nutrition communities’ recommendation for promoting ultimate recovery from any and all types of physical activity deemed a “workout.” It turns out that chocolate milk is a cheap, tasty way satisfy this 4:1 balance, and thus it has been promoted enough that…

Wrapping up Thanksgiving: How to Bring Your Leftovers to the Crag

If you’re like me, your mom decided, once again, to make enough stuffing “to have leftovers” and sent two pounds home with you, along with half the turkey, green bean casserole, and half a can of cranberry sauce. It’s hard enough to get motivated for your fifth night of Thanksgiving turkey, but how can you…

Spice Up Your PB&J Life

I love peanut butter. I love jelly. And I love smearing both of them on bread, cutting the result diagonally, putting it into a plastic bag—which I wash and reuse—and finally sliding the compact snack into the top of my backpack. However, I cannot eat the same strawberry preserves on wholewheat, seed-infused bread with Teddy…

Climbing Cookies: Delicious, Nutritious Crag Fuel

Alex Honnold fuels his free-solos with cookies—his favorite are chocolate chip—and he crushes everything from 290 pitches on his birthday to biking hundreds of miles to climb all of California’s 14,000-footers.  You should give in to the cookie temptation too. Why? Well for one, you’ll be one step closer to being Alex Honnold. For another, you’ll…