If you spent the winter working out less you’re probably planning to build a base. Therefore your workouts will not be intense or terribly long, but you will probably work out more, perhaps five or six days a week. That’s my plan. And as someone who works full-time, this means early morning—before dawn—workouts, followed by a long day of work. My strategy? Fuel my body with frequent “feedings.” Lots of snacks and small meals.
Medjool Date and Sprouted Chickpea Hummus [Vegan]
- 1 large medjool date
- 1 t cacao nibs
- A dash of Himalayan salt (with a grinder, one twist)
- 1.5 cups sprouted chickpeas, rinsed and drained (1/2 cup dry chickpeas, pre-soaking)
- Tahini Paste (Grind 2 T sesame seeds. Transfer to a small bowl and add 1.5 T cold-pressed olive oil. Mash with a fork to reach a paste consistency.)
- 3 gloves of garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup leeks, thinly sliced
- 1/2 t sea salt
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup cold-pressed olive oil
- Remove the top of the date with cooking scissors.
- Combine cacao nibs and salt and stuff into the date. Place the top back on the date. Enjoy!
- Place the first six ingredients in a food processor (use the S blade) and begin pulsing. Add olive oil until reaching desired consistency.
Note that multiple grains and starches are not considered necessary in conventional base-building fitness nutrition but grains are an important part of a varied, nutritious, vegan diet. This way of eating works for me. Your mileage may vary (pun intended).