While we were at the Real Foods Market Food Fair we came across U.S. speedskater, two time Olympian, and multiple time U.S. Champion Maria Lamb. She was sharing with everyone one of her favorite smoothie recipes that she uses as a post-workout recovery drink, breakfast smoothie or afternoon snack. We were excited to see that some of her favorite proteins she likes to use are Super Vital Foods NewZ Whey Proteins and our plant based Sacha Inchi Protein. She also loves our Raw Heirloom Cacao Powder which is a powerful antioxidant and nutrient-rich superfood that adds extra nutrition to her shakes and smoothies.
Maria's passion for sports, nutrition and life is inspiring. On her website www.marialamb.com she expresses her commitment to the pursuit of excellence in speedskating and life. She states that "hard work, perseverance, passion, and determination to beat all odds are what have carried me to the top of my sport. I think that how success is achieved - in sports as well as in life - is more important than the results themselves. Success cannot be measured by results alone, but by the integrity and passion with which you pursue your goals, the perseverance and optimism you show in the face of adversity, and the humility and gratitude you show upon reaching them. Knowing that you have done your best and given your all - whether in training, competition or life - should be valued above all else."
- 2006, 2010 & 2014 Olympic Team Member
- Finished 11th in the 5000m at the 2013 World Championships
- 2010, 2013 & 2014 U.S. Champion in the 5000m
- 2010 & 2013 U.S. Allround Champion
- Highest placing American distance skater at the 2013 World Championships
- Medalist at three World Junior Speedskating Championships
- Junior American Record Holder in the 1500m, 3000m and Allround
- Nine years on the U. S. National Team—Member since 2004
Maria loves to eat real whole organic foods since she understands the importance of fueling her body properly to perform at the top of her game. We LOVE to see athletes like Maria Lamb choose the highest quality and pure superfood nutritional products to support their athletic performance and overall health.
Here is the recipe she was sharing with everyone at the fair. It was delicious!