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Protein for the Endurance Athlete

Protein is essential for building, maintaining and repairing muscles. And protein requirements for endurance sport athletes, like runners, cyclists and triathletes, can be from 25 to 50% greater than for non-active individuals. Did you know the most complete proteins come from animal sources, like eggs?

How Much Protein do You Need?
Competitive athletes require anywhere from .5 to .72 grams of protein per pound of body weight daily. To calculate your daily protein requirement, just follow this simple equation:

Protein  x  Your body weight  =  Grams of Protein per Day

.6g  x   lbs  =  


Power Protein Raspberry Shake
Ingredients: Serves 1

  • 6oz. Raspberry Lowfat or Fat Free Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup Egg Beaters® Egg Whites
  • 1/4 cup of orange juice
    1. Place all ingredients in blender.
    2. Blend on medium speed until smooth.
    Nutrition Information per Serving: 179 calories, 13 g Protein, 32 g Carbohydrates, 0 g total fat, 0 g saturated fat, 4 mg cholesterol, 202 mg sodium

    BreakFAST Burrito
    Ingredients: Serves 4

  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh basil (or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves)
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and grated (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons Fleischmann's® margarine
  • 1 cup Egg Beaters® product
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 (8-inch) flour tortillas, warmed
  • 1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
    1. Mix tomato and basil; set aside.
    2. Cook potato and onion in Fleischmann's® margarine in nonstick skillet over medium heat until golden and tender, stirring occasionally.
    3. Add Egg Beaters and pepper; cook until done, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
    4. Divide egg mixture evenly between tortillas; top with cheese. Fold up one end of each tortilla over filling, then fold in sides like an envelope. Serve immediately topped with tomato mixture.
    Nutrition Information per Serving: 226 calories, 14 g Protein, 40 g Carbohydrates, 6 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 364 mg sodium

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