Wednesday, December 5, 2007

An introduction (and a recipe)

US Grand Prix of Cyclocross - Trenton, NJ 11/18/07 (photo:

I'd like to thank Jen and everyone else for inviting me to contribute to Sporty Vegans. This is pretty awesome.

I've been vegan since 1999 and racing bikes more or less since 2001, though only seriously since about 2003 or 2004. I specialize in cyclocross and criterium racing, but I dabble in most every discipline of cycling.

My personal blog is not the wolverine and I also run a (very neglected) veg*n cycling blog called VegCycling.

Currently, I'm running the cyclocross team at Rutgers University. We're two-time conference cyclocross champions and headed to the Cyclocross National Championships in Kansas City, KS in about a week!

My sporting interests are primarily in vegan sports nutrition and sports psychology. When I'm not on the bike (or doing the things involved in running a collegiate cycling program), I'm a full time graduate student in English working in the British 18th century.

My goal as a vegan athlete, and particularly one working with younger, developing athletes is to show the viability of the vegan diet in the life of an endurance athlete. While I may not be as fast as I'd like (especially right now), it's not my diet that is limiting me.

Enough about me. Here's a recipe that I posted over on VegCycling for a post-ride recovery smoothie with flax seeds:

8 oz soy milk (I'm fond of vanilla)
1 frozen banana
1/2 C frozen blueberries
1/4-1/2 C frozen strawberries or raspberries
2 Tbs ground flax seed meal

Throw this all in a blender and blend until smooth.



Christie said...

I make that smoothie all the time. I use unsweetened soymilk though.

Crystal said...

i also drink a smoothie like this everyday! when i'm in heavy training mode, I use Vega protein powder in it as well. I have been on the smoothie train for about 6 months now and absolutely love it!

KleoPatra said...

Nice to meet you!! Thanks for that grrrrrrrrrrreat recipe...

Love that you run the Cyclocross team. Who knew there was such a thing? i am a sports writer, for many years now, and i hadn't a clue. How cool. Good luck in the championships! Be sure to let us know here (or on your other blogs, i can check!) how it goes...

Also fond o'vanilla here...


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