Almost Pudding: Another Almost Good Post-Workout Recovery Snack

“Almost Pudding” is a concoction I stumbled upon when tired and mildly hangry post-workout one day. I tried adding about 6 ounces of milk to a scoop of my vegan mocha SunWarrior protein powder,* which, when shaken, immediately turned into a smooth, thick protein sludge, instead of the chocolate-milk-like consistency I was anticipating. It was “almost-pudding,” looking…

Three Incredibly Easy Ways to Eat More Protein

While we frequently hear that “the average American” gets plenty of protein in their diet, it’s important to remember that the average American doesn’t climb rocks, nor do they train to get better at climbing rocks. Most Americans don’t tax their muscles and tendons the way most climbers do, and thus most climbers need more…

The PB&J Recovery Smoothie (Aka: Childhood in a Glass)

Tired of that same old sandy blender-bottle shake? Can’t stand to chug another kiddo carton of post-workout chocolate milk? Or are you still one of those “I can’t eat anything after a hard workout even though science says I should” people? Whether or not you answered “yes” to one or more of the above questions,…

Easy Maple Cinnamon Tendon-Strengthening Granola

Here is another recipe for my foodie, health-nut climbing buds. This maple cinnamon granola, inspired by and adapted from Steph Davis’s “Homemade Granola,” takes less than 10 minutes to prepare, packs lots of healthy omega-3 fatty acids and fiber-rich whole grains (think: keeps you full for hours), and tastes amazing plain, with soy or cow’s milk, cooked as…