Will CTP give me Gas or Bloating?

We had a great session last night talking sports nutrition with the athletes from our Hockey camp. We even brought in CTP Smoothies for them to try (thanks Dorothy!). What I didn't realize was, before I could tell them to drink them slowly, they're cups were pretty much empty. I suppose I don't realize that most people chug their smoothies which causes issues like gas, bloating and indigestion. We often get the question, does CTP cause gas or other digestive issues? And the answer is, CTP can...
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What is Maca and why should I use it?

What is Maca? FUN FACTS: Maca is a superfood that is grown in the Andes Mountains. It is the highest growing crop in the world. The two biggest reasons we chose to incorporate this superfood into our protein powder was: 1- INCREASED ENERGY 2-HORMONE REGULATION FOR WOMEN But as you can see from the information written on the bag there are a TON of benefits to incorporating maca into your diet.  Boosts energy, endurance, strength  Reduces Stress  Improves Memory  Increases libid...
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The End of a Season with the Broncos

It’s been a bit of an emotional week for us as we wrap up the college season and have to say good bye to many of the athletes we’ve been working with all year long. I think it’s a common misconception that ‘trainers’ train, go home and that’s it. When you work closely with individuals or teams, it doesn’t exactly work that way. Not only does each individual have a different personality but each team does as well. You have to figure out which is the best approach when dealing with each one of ...
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Ratatouille

Ingredients 2 small onions sliced 2 red bell peppers cut into strips 1 med egg plant cut into chunks 2 med zucchini cut into rounds 5 whole garlic cloves peeled 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary 4 med tomatoes cut into chunks 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil Instructions Position racks in the top and bottom thirds of the oven and heat the oven to 400 degrees. Line two large rimmed baking sheets with foil and top with a sheet ...
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Vegetarian Rice Paper Wraps

Ingredients 2 sheets Rice paper 1/4 avocado, sliced lengthwise 1 carrot, grated 1/4 red bell pepper, sliced lengthwise 2 inches cucumber, sliced into long strips 1/4 cup spinach 2-3 sprigs fresh cilantro 1/4 cup vermicelli salt/pepper to taste Soak one piece of rice paper in warm water until soften. Pull out of water carefully, allow excess water to drain and lay out on flat surface. Arrange veggies in a row along center of rice paper. Add noodles first if using and greens last....
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Zucchini Pasta with Red Sauce

  Ingredients 4 medium sized zucchini 2 tbsp. coconut oil ½ cup onion ½ med sized onion 2 clove of garlic 1 green pepper 1 cup mushrooms 1 can diced tomatoes 1 can tomato sauce 1 can tomato paste 1-2 cup spinach 1 Tbsp. oregano 1 Tbsp. parsley 1-2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast Himalayan Salt Pepper Instructions Use a spiralizer or grater to "chop" zucchini into noodles. In a medium size pan melt half the coconut oil. Add 1 clove of min...
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Clover Salad

We created this Clover Salad recipe for Saint  Patrick's Day but it can be enjoyed anytime of year. Haven't tried fruit in your salad, boy you're missing out! This kiwi/grape combination will have your taste buds jumping like a leprechaun on St. Patrick's Day! Did you know there are unlimited forms of salad? It's true, you can add any combination to make a salad different so it has different nutrients, so it has different flavour and even so it has different colours. You can have a salad f...
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Irish Protein Balls

These Irish Protein Balls are nothing short of amazingly delicious. Perfect for a healthy treat or snack especially if it's an event or holiday like St. Patrick's Day or even Halloween! Healthy Snacking can be a challenge for many, especially if you have children. What to give them, what will they eat, what's healthy and what will they enjoy? All questions parents struggle with on a daily basis. And what about if you're active and working out. Need a boost of energy? Look no further, these...
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Emerald Pancakes

This delicious Emerald Pancakes recipe is the perfect treat for Saint Patrick's Day. The ingredients are clean, healthy and they taste delicious. How do we get these Emerald Pancakes naturally green you may ask. Well SPINACH of course. Don't worry, spinach does not affect the taste. They still taste delectable. In addition to being made without any dye or colouring, these Emerald Pancakes are made without any toxic ingredient like sugar. Only real food. They are gluten free and dairy free ...
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