A Quick, Easy Vegan Recipe For Pre-Training Calories


Fueling your body with healthy, nutrient dense, plant-based calories before an intense training session helps me get the most out of my workout…

One thing I am not however, is a gourmet chef! I don’t spend all day in the kitchen experimenting with food. I like things quick and easy. However, one cannot live on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches alone. Believe me, I’ve tried!

I need nutrient and calorie dense meals to fuel my heavy training sessions, otherwise I’ll end up eating Oreos all day.

Next time you need a calorie dense, nutrient packed meal try this recipe I got from my friend, registered dietitian, Matt Ruscigno.

1. Mash 3 bananas

2. Stir in 2 tablespoons of peanut butter

3. Add one medium diced apple

Mix it all together and go!


Don’t let looks fool you, it tastes great!







Nutrition Information

Calories: 598

Fat: 17.5 grams

Carbohydrates: 112 grams

Fiber: 15.5 grams

Protein: 12.5 grams

I hope you enjoy this simple and tasty recipe and be sure to let me know after you’ve tried it!

Stay Strong AND Healthy!



Vegan Fitness: Ode to Jumprope

Ella Magers with Jump Rope

I’d like to give a big shout out to one of my best friends for vegan fitness, Jump Rope!

This morning as I used you, I realized that all I do is use you, and never do I thank you. So… Thank you! Thank you for all that you are and all that you do for me. You are so small that I can take you & use you anywhere! You will never get boring because there are endless tricks I can learn with you. You’re fun!
To me, you’re invaluable, yet the stores only value you at a few dollars. You’re quite simple, yet you can bring out strong emotions in people. Crossfitters especially seem to either hate you or love you. Adults in general are intimidated by you, yet kids will play with you with joy for hours!
You bring out the best in me Jumprope, and I will forever be grateful for your place in my life!
p.s. I also couldn’t be more thankful for our home together, Sobekick Gym.. The place where we can always kick ass together!

Ella Magers Jump Rope