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Supplements: The Gift of Health

Supplements: Gift Box

 

My family has a variety of interests, so finding the perfect gift for everyone can be difficult. Especially because I try and look for gifts that are simple and meaningful. So I thought, what’s more meaningful than the gift of health? This year I’ve decided to supplement everyone’s holiday with just that—supplements.

Supplements Ideas for the Whole Family

The expectant mother; aka, my wife

Supplements: Vitamin D

This year is especially exciting for the two of us because my wife is currently expecting our first baby. While a lot of what is on her gift list revolves around that, I added a couple things to my USANA shopping cart after her last checkup.

Her doctor told us he recommends women supplement their Prenatal Supplements with vitamin D—especially those pregnant through the winter months—and calcium.

Our bodies rely on vitamin D for normal bone mineralization and growth, and it also helps us maintain muscle strength and coordination, cardiovascular health, and even helps immune support. And when consumed by the mother, those benefits are passed along to the developing baby. The thing is, we don’t naturally produce vitamin D, and most people don’t get enough through food and sun exposure alone.*

Calcium is another nutrient babies need plenty of to help them develop. Like Vitamin D, our bodies don’t naturally produce it, and if the mother isn’t getting enough for both herself and the baby in her diet, the baby will leach it from her. This can lead to potential calcium deficiency. That’s where a calcium supplement comes in.*

Gift ideas: Vitamin D and Active Calcium Chewable

The active grandmother; aka, my mom

Our holidays involve a lot of family time, and that means tons of activities. I’m not going to tell you how old my mom is—mostly because that would not bode well for me—but I will tell you she has said, “at my age it’s important to stay active” more than once. Her favorite activity is most definitely playing with her grandkids. So I’m going to help her out and gift wrap a case of Rev3 for the extra energy she’ll need.

Another thing that marks our holiday festivities is a lot of food. My mom is one of those people who spends so much time cooking and making sure everyone else is taken care of that she forgets to take care of herself. And, ironically, that means missing meals.

Does this sound familiar?

This is why I’m going to include a bag of Nutrimeal™ meal-replacement shake in her stocking—for the times she says she’s too busy to eat.

Gift ideas: Rev3 Energy Drink and Nutrimeal

Supplements: Rev 3

The retired grandfather; aka, my dad

Again, like my mom, my dad is still pretty active. But through natural aging, he doesn’t move or see as well as he used to. So this year I’m helping give his joints and eyes all the support they can get.

For his joints, he’s getting a bottle of Procosa®. The InCelligence Joint-Support Complex in Procosa was created using a unique combination of Meriva bioavailable curcumin with high-quality glucosamine hydrochloride, so it is great for supporting and maintaining healthy joint function.* This will help his joints function so he can try to keep up with my mom.

The holidays wouldn’t be the same for my dad if he couldn’t enjoy the lights. In fact, one of our longest lasting traditions is visiting our local Christmas village. This is why he’s also getting Visionex®, to help protect his eyes by providing nutrients essential for eye health and antioxidants that help fight off damaging free radicals.*

Gift ideas: Procosa® and Visionex®

Supplements: Visionex

College-bound teens; aka, my nieces and nephews

Both my brother and sister have 17-year-old daughters and 15-year-old sons. I don’t know a more active group of teenagers. All four of their lives revolve around classes, school clubs, and extracurricular activities that will look good on college applications. Between them, they tick off nearly every sport and club you can think of.

Because it takes a lot to stay as active as they are, I think the best gift I can give them is BodyRox™—to make sure they get all the nutrients they need to stay at their physical and mental best.*

And, speaking of mental best, the older two are also getting Ginkgo-PS™. As they finish up their time in high school and transition into college, getting the right kind of acute memory function and cognition support is going to be extremely important.*

Gift ideas: Body Body Rox and Ginkgo-PS™Ginkgo-PS

With the help of these supplements, I think my gifts are going to be everyone’s favorites. But these are just my USANA supplement gift ideas. Which USANA supplements are you most looking forward to giving and/or receiving for the holidays this year?

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Making Waves

15 Athlete Approved Breakfast Recipes

For as long as most of us can remember, we’ve been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It helps get your metabolism going, is linked to improved concentration and gives you that extra burst of energy you need to get your day going.

Whether you’re a cook-at-home or grab-on-the-go type of breakfast person, it’s easy to get stuck eating the same thing every day. If you’re looking for some new ideas, check out how these 13 professional athletes choose to start their days. 

Natalie Spooner

  • Professional Hockey player, Canada
  • Favorite USANA Product: USANA® Probiotic 

Chocolate Protein Pancakes

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 scoop Dutch Chocolate Nutrimeal™
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 a mashed banana
  • Dash of cinnamon (optional)
  • Top strawberries and yogurt, or almond butter and maple syrup
  • 8 oz. glass of water with stick of USANA® Probiotic 

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Caroline Wozniacki

  • Professional Tennis player, Denmark
  • Favorite USANA Product: USANA CellSentials

Slow Cooked Eggs over Avocado Toast

  • 1 English muffin, toasted
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • USANA CellSentials™

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Brittany Bowe

  • Member of US Speedskating, Long Track
  • Favorite USANA Product: Dutch Chocolate Nutrimeal™

 Chocolate Banana Shake

  • 2 scoops with Dutch Chocolate Nutrimeal™
  • 1 banana
  • 2 TBSP almond butter
  • USANA® Probiotic
  • USANA AM SportsPak

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Monica Puig

  • Professional Tennis player, Puerto Rico
  • Favorite USANA Product: Booster C600™

Fresh Fruit with Cereal

  • Green tea
  • 1 ½ cup Cherrios and granola mix
  • 1 cup Organic Whole Milk
  • ½ kiwi
  • ¼ cup raspberries
  • ¼ cup strawberries
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • Splash of olive oil to heat pan
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • USANA AM SportsPak

INSTRUCTIONS: Cut up and mix kiwi, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries together in a for a nice colorful mix of fruit. Prepare eggs to your liking and top your cereal mix with some milk!

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Taylor Fletcher

  • Member of US Ski & Snowboard, Nordic Combined
  • Favorite USANA Product: Vitamin D

Overnight Oats

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 1 scoop French Vanilla Nutrimeal™
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Diced up apple
  • Raisins
  • USANA AM SportsPak

INSTRUCTIONS: Mix it all together and store overnight.

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Bryce Campbell

  • Member of USA Rugby
  • Favorite USANA Product: USANA SportsPak

Avocado Toast and Sriracha Eggs

  • Avocado on whole grain toast
  • 2 eggs over medium with a drizzle of Sriracha
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • French Vanilla Nutrimeal™ with stick of USANA Probiotic
  • 2 mandarin oranges
  • USANA AM SportsPak

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Austin “No Doubt” Trout

  • Professional Boxer, USA
  • Favorite USANA Product: Dutch Chocolate Nutrimeal™

Banana and Raisin Oatmeal

  • Steel cut oats with sliced banana, raisins and honey
  • 2 slices of whole grain toast
  • 2 scoops Dutch Chocolate Nutrimeal™ with 12 oz. of water
  • USANA AM SportsPak

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Devin Logan

  • Member of US Ski & Snowboard, Freeskier
  • Favorite USANA Product: USANA SportsPak

PB&J Smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • 5 strawberries
  • 2 scoops French Vanilla Nutrimeal™
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 TBSP of peanut butter
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • ½ of an avocado
  • Add ice and blend
  • USANA AM SportsPak

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Genie Bouchard

  • Professional Tennis player, Canada
  • Favorite USANA Product: USANA CellSentials™

Eggs, Turkey Bacon and Oats

  • 3 eggs, scrambled
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • A dash of salt & pepper
  • 2 pieces of turkey bacon
  • 2 cups of steel cut oats
  • Handful of raspberries
  • 1 ½ cups non-fat milk
  • USANA AM SportsPak

INSTRUCTIONSHeat frying pan until it is warm; add olive oil; heat until olive oil is hot then add eggs. Scramble eggs and add a dash of salt and pepper to taste. Microwave the bacon as instructed on the packaging. For the oatmeal, I bring the non-fat milk to a boil and add the oatmeal, stirring as necessary. Top off the oatmeal with fresh fruit of your choice!

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Alex Deibold

  • Member of US Ski & Snowboard, Snowboardcross
  • Favorite USANA Product: Booster C600™

French Vanilla Oats with Berries

  • 1/2 cup (per serving) steel cut oats
  • 1 scoop French Vanilla Nutrimeal™ added to oats before cooking (adds protein and thickens it just the right amount)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, quartered
  • 1 TBSP chia seeds
  • 1 TBSP real maple syrup
  • USANA AM SportsPak

INSTRUCTIONS: Bring water to a boil and add mixture of oats and Nutrimeal™ – this adds protein and thickens the oatmeal. Top with toppings of choice.

Almond Butter Toast (snack)

  • 1 slice multigrain bread, lightly toasted
  • 2 TBSP almond butter
  • 1 half banana, sliced
  • 1/2 TBSP raw honey

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Meaghan Mikkelson

  • Professional Hockey player, Canada
  • Favorite USANA Product: Prenatal CellSentials™

Lentil Porridge with Banana

  • 1/2 cup red lentils
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • Agave nectar
  • Cinnamon
  • 1/2 banana sliced on top
  • 2 TBSP sliced almonds

Spinach and Banana Smoothie (snack)

  • 2 scoops French Vanilla Nutrimeal™
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 banana
  • Add ice and water and blend

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Zheng Saisai

  • Professional Tennis player, China
  • Favorite USANA Product: French Vanilla Nutrimeal™

Ham and Cheese Scramble

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 red or green pepper, diced
  • 3/4 cup of ham, diced
  • Handful of cheese
  • 2 pieces wheat bread

INSTRUCTIONS: Mix together eggs, diced peppers, ham, and cheese and add to pan. After the bottom side gets a little bit brown, flip. After browning the other side, spread some sauce you like. Pepper, salt, salsa, whatever. Fold it and place on top of one piece of bread, and add the other piece of bread.

Raspberry Oats

  • 3 TBSP oatmeal
  • 1 TBSP raisins
  • Handful of raspberries

Add in a Nutrimeal™ shake with milk and USANA AM SportsPak.

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Chris Mazdzer

  • Member of USA Luge, Doubles
  • Favorite USANA Product: Rev3 Energy™

Smoked Salmon, Eggs and Fruit

  • 3 eggs, over medium
  • 2 pieces of toast with almond butter or a slice of avocado
  • Smoked salmon
  • Bowl of fruit
  • USANA AM SportsPak, BiOmega™, Gingko-PS™ and Vitamin D

Looking for more health-conscious recipes to add to your day? Try these out and let us know your thoughts.

**NOTE: USANA’s SportsPak is a custom and NSF-tested MyHealthPak supplied to USANA’s sponsored athletes. Its contents include USANA’s Vita-AntioxidantCore MineralsMagneCal D™Procosa® and Proflavanol® C100.