Wellhaus’s Dietitian, Leah Silberman speaks to Soul Cycle about What A Nutritionists East On Days She Rides at Soul.
She’s quoted saying:
FIRST THING IN THE MORNING
I drink 1 cup of iced coffee with soy milk. Coffee first thing in the morning is not optional for me! I need a cup to wake up while I read my email. I prefer the consistency of soy milk versus other milks in my coffee, plus it tends to be sweeter than nut milks so I don’t need to add sugar.
My pre-workout snack is usually half of a frozen banana and a small handful of almonds. The almonds give me just enough protein to keep me going, and the banana is loaded with potassium, which helps to keep my muscles from cramping during a workout. Why a frozen banana? Honestly, I think it tastes like banana ice cream!
I went with a Greek yogurt bowl with about 6 ounces of nonfat Greek yogurt, 1 cup of mixed berries, and about 2 teaspoons of coconut flakes. Sometimes I’ll throw in a handful of fiber cereal for the crunch factor. This is a complete breakfast for me because it combines protein from the Greek yogurt with fiber from the berries and healthy fat from the coconut flakes.
My go-to at home lunch is an omelet with 2 whole eggs, spinach, tomatoes, and onions with whole grain toast or Bavarian health bread. Eggs are a great source of complete protein, which is important for muscle repair post-workout. I love breakfast foods, so I sometimes have them for lunch too. I’ll also make a side of sautéed spinach with a touch of olive oil and apple cider vinegar. It’s simple and so delicious.
I’ll usually have piece of fruit, like a sliced apple with almond butter and cinnamon. Sometimes I’ll switch it up and slice a crispy yellow pepper (or two) and dip it in salsa. This is usually accompanied by a handful of Mary’s Gone crackers, also dipped in salsa.
On any given night, there’s a good chance we are having dinner together. And there’s a really good chance we’re dining out. Dinners tend to begin with a glass of rose to unwind. We both love seafood, so Mermaid Inn in the West Village has become a favorite. On this day we had a grilled octopus dish and yellowfin tuna crudo to start. For our mains, we split the roasted Atlantic salmon and sides of shishito peppers and sautéed kale.
When I got home I went for two pieces of ALOHA dark chocolate and a green tea Mochi ice cream. I know it’s random, but it’s my favorite treat!
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