Ever wonder what Olympic powerhouses like Hope Solo and Kathleen Hersey snack on to stay fit? We’ve got their secrets and then some!
Soccer girls Nicole Barnhart and Christine Rampone, along with former Olympic gymnast and 2008 balance beam gold medalist Shawn Johnson, are all huge fans of KIND bars. Easy to carry around and totally convenient, these all-natural bars have 8 ingredients or less. Plus, according to Rania Batayneh, MPH, Nutritionist, America’s Eating Strategist and owner of Essential Nutrition For You, they help ward off even the most intense cramps!
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches
Who knew Olympians like distance swimmer Chloe Sutton and US women’s basketball star Lindsay Whalen would be raving about how much they love a good ol' PB&J sandwich? Turns out, peanut butter packs quite the protein punch, not to mention, it’s also a fab source of energy for athletes. If they’re down, we’re definitely down too!
Olympic goalie Hope Solo apparently can’t get enough of the new tortilla popchips. Free of trans-fat and fake flavors or preservatives, these delicious chips contain only 120 calories per single-serving bag, making them a much healthier alternative than your average tortilla scoops.
Toasted Hemp Seeds
In between meets and training, USA Olympic swimmer Kathleen Hersey likes to get her fill of protein and fiber by snacking on Happy Hemp Toasted Hemp Seeds. Not only are these babies lightly toasted with a touch of sea salt, but they also taste scrumptious and pack a mean protein punch to boost muscle growth and energy as well. Yum!
Coconut Milk Ice Cream
During the summer, LUNA Pro Team member and Olympic mountain biker Georgia Gould likes to make coconut milk "ice cream" by mixing a can of full fat coconut milk with a few mashed bananas, chopped walnuts, and dark chocolate chips and then freezing it for a sweet treat. Um, we want some!