West Coast Paleo

Hello! If you have been looking for recipe ideas and tips check out my new site West Coast Paleo at www.westcoastpaleo.com! I will be still posting nutrition articles on our Rocky Point Nutrition page, but I created a new site that is easier for you to navigate through my recipes.

Check it out at www.westcoastpaleo.com

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at jen@rockypointcrossfit.ca



Vega Update

Over the summer I have been testing out different Vega products. I dished out most of the protein powder to the other coaches, as I don’t do well with pea protein. They have all said that the performance protein has been very delcious. As for myself my favorite product I tried was the Recovery Accelerator. I consumed this post wod with protein. The taste for this plant based product is pretty good. I personally liked the Tropical the best. Check out Vega for more information!

Here is some infomation I took off the Vega website:

Recovery Accelerator

Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator is the first all-natural, plant-based recovery drink mix specifically developed to address all six key elements of post-workout recovery, including: Muscle glycogen replenishment, muscle tissue repair and protein synthesis, hormonal support, soft-tissue repair, immune function, inflammation-reduction and rehydration.

The unique formula of Recovery Accelerator features an innovative blend of 23 synergistic plant-based ingredients, like glucosamine, MacaSure, devil’s claw, L-arginine and American ginseng, specifically selected to:

  • Replenish energy and electrolytes
  • Reduce inflammation, muscle and joint pain
  • Support immune system function and protein synthesis
  • Reduce recovery time between training

Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator also features a 4:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein, a combination shown to increase muscle glycogen re-synthesis—a crucial component of post-workout recovery.

Take Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator within 20 minutes immediately after training.

Available in Tropical and Apple Berry flavors.


Whistler Farmers Market


First of all I want to tell you how much I love Whistler!  A couple of weeks ago, I conveniently stumbled upon the farmer’s market when I was up in Whistler for Cranxworks. It’s sad, but I literally never make it to the farmer’s market … for some reason, I always forget or don’t prioritize it. They are usually on Sundays which is literally my only day that I don’t have to get up and out of the house by 6am. But I guess I choose this lifestyle so I shouldn’t complain. This time, it worked out like a charm! I left the market with a few goodies and I think it’ll help me to go regularly from now on.

The farmers market featured local produce from the Pemberton Valley and beyond.So many local fresh items! Everything from potters to carrots. There were food vendors, artist, and of-course face painting for the kiddies. My purchases included fruit and coffee, two of my favorite things. Make sure you get out to our local tri-cities farmers markets before the end of the summer season. We have one located in Coquitlam, that runs on Sundays from 9:00am – 1:00pm at Dogwood Pavilion parking lot (Poirier and Winslow Streets),  624 Poirier Street. The Coquitlam farmers market will be open till October 28, 2012.