Two key items arrived in the mail today for the trip to Brasil:
The all-you-can-eat meat (Churrascuria) and pizza restaurants were two of my very favorite things about Brasil, but, sadly–mostly about the pizza–neither one works with gluten-free vegan eating. And I’m not about to make myself sick pre-race.
Sooo I will bring as much of my own stuff as I can. Last year Amanda and I lived off of acai bowls, and I will have to take credit for turning them into protein acai bowls by adding the Tropical Tango Vega that I had with me—the flavor combination is perfect.
My challenge this weekend is to avoid consuming three orders of Healthy Bites before my departure on Monday. The idea was to take them with me so that I have gluten-free, vegan protein goodness to snack on while I travel, but I have definitely already made a dent in them today . . . So good and handmade by Lindsay Cotter, wife of pro triathlete James Cotter, in Austin; she created these bites as a healthy snack for him! I sent a little Cotter Healthy Bites Friday surprise to Mini Biscuit (also gluten-free and vegan) at the office today and she loved them too.
Here is where you can order them. I know I will be back for seconds!