I'm not a pink person, but I have to admit I've fallen for two pink things: my Salming Distance running shoes and pitaya smoothie bowls. Why? Because pitaya (aka dragon fruit) not only looks pretty and tastes good, but it's high in antioxidants and vitamin B. And the Salming running shoes? They are just plain fast.
Pitaya is sold both in single-serving size, frozen pouches at some grocery stores and online. If you are in NYC, you can get them from Fresh Direct or take a trip town to Chinatown to get fresh dragon fruit. I've done both--but Fresh Direct is the way to go. I tried to navigate the Chinatown sidewalk fruit stands with Maya and she ended up getting scratched by an overprotective shop cat. I'll just order online from now on!
Until last year, Salming shoes could only be found in Sweden and other European countries. But now they can now be purchased online (we love their website) and at local running shops throughout the U.S. If you are in Boston for the marathon, be sure to stop by the Salming pop-up shop at the expo. Salming also has @athletestyle-approved apparel that will make you want to get out there and run.
Athlete Food: The Pitaya Smoothie Bowl
Smoothie base ingredients:
- 1 frozen banana, broken into pieces
- 1 package frozen pitaya puree
- 1/2 cup maple water (or coconut water)
- 1 scoop Osmo Honey & Spice protein powder
- 1 heaping tablespoon natural peanut butter
- Toasted coconut
- Bee pollen
- Banana slices
- Apple slices
- Roasted, unsalted almonds
Blend the first five ingredients until smooth. Add you choice of toppings and eat right away.