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NHL campers savor smoothies
hange can be good, right? I think so.
This year at Boston Bruins development
camp, we tried something new. Rather than
a presentation on nutrition, I teamed up with
Michael DePaolis, chef and founder of Paleo
Power Meals, to do a cooking and smoothie demo for the
players. It was so much fun. Michael
prepared a breakfast, lunch and dinner using only a skillet on a single
burner to mimic what a player might
have access to in a suite-style dorm
kitchen or small apartment.
From the egg scramble with free
range eggs/egg whites to the chicken
fajitas with avocado and pan-seared
wild caught salmon over summer
squash and zucchini vegetti, Michael
demonstrated how easy it can be to
prepare quick, delicious, nutrientdense meals. Michael and I had talked about cooking only
for demonstration purposes, but each meal looked so good
that players ended up eating them. Once the cooking demo
was complete, it was on to smoothies. Players sampled each
of the three flavors I made before trying their own concoctions. As you can imagine, there was plenty of good-natured
trash talking as players claimed theirs was the best and set
up impromptu taste tests to settle the score.
The most popular combination was chocolate, banana
and peanut butter, but players were open to trying all sorts
of options, including the pumpkin pie smoothie with vanilla whey protein, organic pumpkin puree and pumpkin
pie spices. That one feels like fall to me, but I love it - it's a
perfect solution to the pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin
muffins that will no doubt tempt us all soon enough.
For now, let's enjoy summer with this refreshing pina
Pina colada smoothie
1 frozen banana
1 cup fresh pineapple
1 tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
½ cup coconut water
Ice cubes if needed to make slushier
Blend all ingredients. Add a straw and enjoy.
Players and Providence Bruins coach Kevin Dean at the
2016 Boston Bruins development camp talk strategy
... or maybe they're comparing smoothie concoctions.
Dave Arnold/New York Hockey Journal
DRILL OF THE MO
TEAMWORK SINGLE-LEG DEADLIFT
* Partner players who are approximately the same height.
* Players use a long hockey stick, dowel or five-foot rope.
* Stand in athletic position: feet shoulder-width apart and
knees slightly bent.
* Both partners hold stick (or rope) with two hands
straight above head, reaching for the ceiling.
* Both players stand on right leg.
* Both players bend forward, touching stick to toes.
* Return to upright position, hands above head, reaching
for the ceiling.
* Repeat five times.
* Perform five repetitions standing on right foot, then five
on left foot.
* Execute with only one hand on stick, alternating hands.
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NEHJ August 2016
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Around the Region
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