THIS DISH IS A PERFECT PRE-GAME LUNCH OR dinner and is best eaten 3 to 4 hours pre-workout. It has all of the essential macronutrients, plus nitrates in the vegetables. “Some good research shows that if you have nitrate-rich arugula before you do an activity, you will perform better because it increases your muscle’s ability to use oxygen,” Nerenberg explains. You can also get those nitrates in closer to your exercise (say 15 minutes out) by juicing beets and carrots, she suggests, since juice is easier to digest in a short time.
AVOCADO TOAST AT THE WESTIN BAYSHORE: GRILLED SOUR DOUGH, CONFIT BABY HEIRLOOM TOMATO, SOFT POACHED EGG, ARUGULA, FRISÉE & BALSAMIC