As you know, I am a big advocate of people pushing their limits and getting out of their comfort-zone. For those who know me well, you know that I never feel more out of my comfort-zone than when I am the center of attention. So filming a 20 minute cooking show was massively pushing my limits! But when The Performance Kitchen asked if I’d be interested in doing a Live Loosley takeover episode, there was no way I could pass up the opportunity. Even though I hate being the center of attention and can be known for blushing when someone just looks at me too long, I always get a sense of satisfaction after spending some time out of my comfort-zone.
The Performance Kitchen is a YouTube channel that focuses on professional athletes, their sport/training and how their cooking impacts their performance. What better way to learn about fueling your body than from some of the best athletes in the world – straight from the source.
My episode was filmed right after World Champion Swimmer, Katy Sexton and right before Professional Basketball Player, Tayo Ogedengbe. The call sheet for filming that day also included: Sophie Papps, Chris Gregory and Vanessa Raw. All amazing athletes in their own right.
For the takeover episode, I chose to prepare my favourite go-to meal: a Butternut Squash + Quinoa Power Bowl! It is a perfect mixture of fresh ingredients and roasted goodness that keeps me fueled throughout the day. I often prepare this recipe in bulk and then portion it out for lunches during the week. This was also the meal I ate before racing the Zell am See Half Ironman last year so I have a bit of a soft spot for the dish.
It was such a fun experience filming with TPK. In the takeover episode we talk about my blog, how I got into sports and eventually into triathlon, and the natural progression of my interest in nutrition to fuel such an active lifestyle. It was a lot to think about while also preparing a meal!
I can’t wait to share the episode with you all. It will be uploaded to The Performance Kitchen YouTube Channel next week, Monday 17th of October. Once it is posted, I’ll also write out the instructions and post it on Live Loosley as well.
In meantime, there are loads of great videos and recipes on their YouTube Channel now that are definitely worth checking out! You’ll find everything from meals to fuel a rugby season, to a recipe recommended by a professional ballerina. There’s also a TPK takeover episode posted with London Paleo Girl – Tessa serves up a salmon recipe with a butternut squash, carrot & parsnip rosti. It looks delicious!!