Food for Thought
How to Perform Your Best When it Matter Most
Many athletes choke in competition compared to their performance during practice. In my work as a mental game expert, this is a common challenge for athletes. If choking affects an athlete’s sports performance, it’s a mental game issue and not physical.
If athletes can perform well in practice, but can’t take it to the field, course, or court, it’s likely that anxiety, tension, or fear is getting in the way. The ability to take your “practice game” to competition is critical to your success sport.
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Lemon Chia Seed Protein Muffins
∙ Whey Isolate or other vanilla protein powder 80 g
∙ Baking stevia or sugar 2/3 cup
∙ Almond flour 1/2 cup (if subbing allpurpose or gluten-free baking blend, add 2 tbsp. oil) ∙ Baking powder 1 tsp.
∙ Baking soda 1/2 tsp.
∙ Salt 1/4 tsp.
∙ Nonfat plain Greek yogurt 1/2 cup
∙ Egg whites 1/2 cup, approx. 4 large.
∙ Unsweetened apple sauce 1/2 cup
∙ Lemon zest 3 tbsp.
∙ Lemon juice 2 tbsp.
∙ Vanilla extract 1 tsp
∙ Black chia seeds (or poppy seeds) 2 tbsp.
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Whisk together dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- 3. In a separate mixing bowl, beat together wet ingredients.
- 4. Mix dry and wet ingredients until just combined, then stir in black chia seeds or poppy seeds.
- 5. Line cups of a muffin pan with paper, silicone, or foil liners, and lightly spray insides with cooking spray. Alternately, you can skip the liners and lightly coat the inside of each cup with cooking spray.
- 6. Divide batter between cups, filling almost to the top.
- 7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick or knife comes out clean. 8. Cool 10-15 minutes before attempting to remove liner. Enjoy with butter if desired