Chefs Picks tracks down what the pros have been eating as good as cooking from seashore to coast.Whether youre gearing up for the spin category or the bike race, the jog around the retard or the marathon, getting the right nutrients can have all the disproportion when it comes to actually starting the distance. Your pre-workout fuel doesnt have to be flavorless, though, as the following chefs prove. Read upon to find out which of their power-packed meals have been undiluted to devour before any persperate session.A Deceptively Delicious SmoothieFor Chef Kelly Liken of Harvest in Colorado, where there have been so most opportunities for outside adventure via the state, practice as good as food have the natural connection. Liken plucks her examination fuel straight from the Harvest pantry menu. The POW POW POWER Smoothie is my go-to fuel, or refuel, for which matter, she says.It has the good sip of gaunt protein as good as only the touch of caffeine jolt.The flax as good as banana yield the little essential element to help stay full longer, as good as its brimming with antioxidants. And whats arguably the most appropriate partial of this winning smoothie? Its decadent as good as tastes like the treat, Liken says.POW POW POWER Smoothie1 crater ice1 tablespoon cacao1 stand in shot espresso1 total banana1 tablespoon flax seed1 scoop organic whey protein1 teaspoon agave syrupPlace all of the mixture in to the blender in the order which they have been listed.Blend until smooth.A Simple Yet Supercharged CombinationJeff Mahin, prepare of M Street Kitchen (Santa Monica), Summer House Santa Monica as good as Stella Barra (Santa Monica, Chicago as good as Bethesda, Md.), knows the few things about prepping for the workout. The prepare is an zealous biker who can mostly be found cycling when hes not in the kitchen. For his pre-workout fuel, he keeps it elementary with two tablespoons of pistachio, honey as good as orange bulb butter. This is the good approach to start your exercise, because when we eat fat before to operative out, we start to sight your body which fat is the good fuel source, he says. There have been 9 calories of appetite in 1 gram of fat, as opposed to 4 calories of appetite in protein as good as carbs. Since the bulb butter contains so most good fats, as good as the little carbs as good as proteins, Mahins deceptively elementary multiple is packaged with sufficient appetite to keep we starting for up to 90 mins of the workout, he says. It seems counterintuitive, though I assure we it works also splash water!For Mahin, the nutrients dont stop after the examination ends, as he considers what we eat in liberation mode an one more constituent factor of any fitness plan. Recovery is something overlooked by the lot of people, he says. We strike the gym, the bike, the beach as good as push ourselves to the indicate of exhaustion. What we eat next will determine how we feel after the fact.For his post-workout recovery, Mahin whips up the Kick Ass shake. This post-workout shake up combines protein, elementary carbs, complex carbs, fats as good as coffee any of the mixture plays an constituent role in to getting we good fed, recovered as good as ready to face the world, he says.Kick Ass Shake1 banana4 tablespoons protein powder1 tablespoon bulb butter almond or cashew (chef suggests Justins)1 teaspoon cinnamon6 ounces iced coffee1/4 crater organic oats2 datesWater as good as iceBlend all of the mixture together.A Vegan ApproachChef Anoosh Shariat of Noosh Nosh in Louisville, Ky., has the menu full of healthy breakfast equipment (along with the full lunch as good as dinner menu), though he points to one vegan plate in particular as the pre-workout winner. The Tofu Florentine is the unique take upon breakfast as good as provides an exciting choice for the vegan (and even non-vegan) diners, he says. The multiple of spinach (a superfood), protein-packed tofu as good as nutrient-rich asparagus provides all the fuel we need for the powerhouse workout.Tofu FlorentineServes 12 tablespoons olive oil1 unit onion, diced1 unit red pepper, diced1 unit asparagus, diced2 ounces tofu1 unit Thai curry1 unit baby spinachSalt as good as pepper, to tasteHeat oil in the saute pan over medium-high heat. Saute onion, peppers as good as asparagus for 1 minute. Add tofu as good as curry as good as saute for an one more 2 minutes. Season with salt as good as pepper. Add the spinach as good as stir only until wilted. Serve with potatoes.Vegan is also where its at for Chef Tal Ronnen of Crossroads. A longtime expert in plant-based cuisine, Ronnen serves up beautiful versions at his popular Los Angeles vegan restaurant. Much of his cuisines philosophy lends itself good to performance athletes, though his own adored examination fuel is the mushroom farro burger. The burger packs in nutrition with beets, broccoli, shitake mushrooms, as good as farro for an extra sip of essential element as good as protein.Mushroom Farro BurgerServes 42 cupscooked farro4 broccoli florets6 shitake mushrooms2 cloves garlic2 shallots1 medium red beet (chopped thin so it cooks fast)1/8 teaspoon xanthan gumSaute garlic, shallots, mushrooms as good as broccoli for 5 mins to recover flavor, then add farro as good as beets. Cook for 2 mins until the beets have been cooked (you competence need to add the little stock) as good as we start to see which red beef color. Take which mixture as good as put it in the food processor. Add xanthan resin as good as beat to give it the appearance of ground beef.Use the large ring distinctive nature to have patties of your preferred weight (they dont cringe when we prepare them, so an 8-ounce patty will sojourn an 8-ounce patty).Grill or saute for 4 mins upon any side.POW POW POWER Smoothie print pleasantness of Ric Stovall as good as Chef Jeff Mahin print pleasantness of Davey Wilson