Mindful Eating Part 3: Stop Crash Dieting For Long Term Health

What do you think of when you hear the word diet? Does being hangry (you know that constant hungry angry feeling) come to mind, or having to cut out entire food groups because it’s part of the “rules,” or feeling like you have to say goodbye to your social life because everything at the party […]

Mindful Eating Part 1 – Food That Can Help Manage Stress and Anxiety

The world is changing as we know it. Collectively we are experiencing the impact of this pandemic. There has been disruption in some individuals’ work, school, and daily routine forcing us to create a new sense of normal, with very little certainty. But one thing we all have control over is how we choose to […]

Cookie-ish Nuggets

Cookies will always have a place in my life but more often than not I’m looking for something that is more cookie-ish.  Something that satisfies my sweet tooth, but is also a good source of nutrition.  Well, these little nuggets fit the bill.  The recipe is based on this recipe, but I’ve tweaked it a […]

Golden Milk Protein Shake

My inspiration for this smoothie came from a recipe for Golden Milk, an Ayurvedic staple that has been part of Indian culture and medicine for thousands of years.  Incorporating cinnamon, ginger, turmeric and cardamom, this recipe is full of ingredients that are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.  Plus – adding a little Gnarly protein […]

Gnarly Vegan Chia Pudding

This amazing recipe is from Gnarly Athlete and slackliner extraordinaire Heather Larsen!!  Heather started slacklining in 2011 and has been all over the world exploring new highlines in places like Tasmania, Bosnia and Jerusalem.  In addition to slacklining and highlining, Heather is also a fairly accomplished yogi and climber.  In her spare time, Heather whips up […]

Gnarly Vegan Protein Pancakes

We love this recipe as it includes a good source of complex carbohydrates as well as a whopping 20g of protein per serving, making it a great recovery breakfast following a long day in the hills or a hard gym session.   Ingredients (makes 2 x 6-8″ pancakes) 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup nut […]

Protein pancakes

This is the easiest recipe EVER and these protein pancakes make a great breakfast, snack, pre-workout fuel or even dessert (think drizzled chocolate).  The recipe below is gluten free and although we use Gnarly Whey in the video, these can also be dairy free if you use Gnarly Vegan. I like to top them with […]

Gnarly Whey Macaroons

Because I make so much homemade pasta, I always have an abundance of egg whites. One great way to use them instead of dumping them down the sink is to make Macaroons. Turns out, they are great anytime of day, easy to share, have a relatively long, low maintenance shelf life, and travel well. I’ve […]

Gnarly Butter Berry Smoothie

This is a calorie and nutrient dense morning smoothie to fuel you from morning until mid-day.  High in protein, carbs, and fats, this smoothie provides a great way to curb hunger and provide both fast and slow burning energy sources to fuel the first half of your day. The ingredients can always be played with […]

Gnarly Energy Bites

This is my go to snack for pre-workout fuel.  They’re quick to make, hard to mess up, fairly nutrient dense and generally delicious (2 year old approved).  I’ve done a hundred variations, but have shared the basic recipe here.  The recipe below is gluten and dairy free (if your oats are certified gluten free), but […]

How to Incorporate More Veggies into Your Diet

Even as adults, vegetables can be a tricky thing. You know (hopefully) that you should be getting plenty of vegetables on a daily basis. But, are you actually doing it? Probably not, as it turns out. According to a 2013 survey that looked at the dietary habits of 373,000 American adults, only 13 percent of […]

Ditching the Diet. Stop “Dieting”…Just Eat Right

Is dieting really the way ? There are about a million diets out there. Some promise fast weight loss and others guarantee rock hard abs in just one week. Some diets are low carb, some are low fat, others are gluten free or are vegan…some even tell you that you can lose weight fast without […]

Top 10 Most Nutritionally Rich Foods

Sadly, the common modern diet is less than ideal – for lots of reasons. In fact, several studies have found that not only is obesity on the rise, but so is malnutrition. Which is sort of an interesting confusing. If people are eating enough food to develop obesity, how can they also be deficient in […]

Gluten-Free, Vegan Brownies with Gnarly Vegan Protein

This past weekend, I put together these super quick and easy to make four ingredient brownies that were pretty fantastic. They contain zero refined sugar, are gluten free, and vegan friendly! – 2-3 medium size Bananas (ripeness of which are to your taste) – 1/2 Cup of your favorite nut butter (smooth or chunky…up to […]

What to Eat Before and After a Workout

What you eat before…and after your workouts is a huge part of how your workouts will go and how effective they will be. You need the proper foods to fuel your workouts and to recover from them. So let’s talk pre-workout fuel. Eating something to prep for your workout about an hour or two previous […]

Sugar Substitutes: Natural vs. Artificial Sweeteners

You’re trying to eat healthy, we know that. And, on your quest to clean up your diet, you’ve likely made an effort to limit the amount of added sugar you take in on a daily basis. Good job! But, often, in their effort to banish sugar from their diet, people turn to artificial sweeteners as […]

50 Different Ways to Take Your Whey

You might be surprised to hear this but there are tons of things that you can do with that fantastic grass-fed whey protein – Gnarly Whey – you just picked up. Recipes and ideas can be found all over the internet, even filling entire cookbooks dedicated to the subject. But, to save you some trouble, […]

Which Whey Protein Is Best?

You’ve likely heard that whey protein is incredibly good for you – regardless of your exact fitness goals. Want to lose weight? Whey protein can help with that. Want to build muscle? Whey has you there too. Even when it comes to less obvious things like boosting your immune system, balancing your blood sugar or […]

7 Reasons Why Natural Supplements Are Better

Let’s just put this out there: Supplements have a ton of junk in them. A huge variety of artificial additives get tossed into pre-workouts, protein powders and meal replaces for any number of reasons. And, sometimes, these chemically stuffed products are the most readily available option. At Gnarly, though, we don’t mess with that stuff. […]