Are Vegan Athletes at a Disadvantage in Pro Sports?

Are Vegan Athletes at a Disadvantage in Pro Sports?

Are Vegan Athletes at a Disadvantage in Pro Sports? Vegan diets are gaining popularity, largely due to promising health benefits and positive environmental impact. Those who follow a vegan diet abstain from the consumption of all animal products including meat, fish, eggs and dairy. Research confirms that a plant-based diet,...

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Get to Know Gunnar Peterson

Get to Know Gunnar Peterson

Want to know what it's like to be a trainer for professional athletes and A-list celebrities in Beverly Hills? Get the inside from #TeamBioSteel’s Gunnar Peterson. Q: What do you do? I’m a trainer for professional athletes and celebrities in Beverly Hills, CA. Formerly the Director of Strength and Endurance for one of the...

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Artificial vs Natural Sweeteners

Artificial vs Natural Sweeteners

Artificial vs Natural Sweeteners by: Andy O’Brien, Sports Science Expert/BioSteel’s Director of Product Innovation There are numerous situations in training and competition where athletes are looking for a palatable beverage to support their hydration and energy without added sugar or calories. When an athlete opts for a sugar-free sports drink,...

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Electrolytes 101

Electrolytes 101

Electrolytes 101 By: Brian Galivan, Director of Sports Science at USA Hockey What are Electrolytes? Electrolytes are minerals that function as electrical transporters when dissolved in water. These transporters create electrical currents, allowing fluid to pass through our cell membranes. Electrolytes are needed in the proper balance to ensure optimal...

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Branched Chain Amino Acids

Branched Chain Amino Acids

By: Matt Price What Are BCAAs? Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are essential to the body, meaning they cannot be produced internally and therefore must be consumed. The BCAAs consist of Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine and form the largest pool of essential amino acids in the body (35-40%) as a...

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The Best Protein to Meet Your Needs

The Best Protein to Meet Your Needs

  By: Matt Eiden; Head Strength and Conditioning Coach; Washington Nationals    Protein is an essential nutrient for building and maintaining muscle mass. The truth is that most people do not get enough protein in their diets for their daily needs. Amounts vary per person and lifestyle, but there are...

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What Are the Benefits of Hydration?

What Are the Benefits of Hydration?

What Are the Benefits of Hydration? By: Matt Price – Strength Training Coach, LA Kings, NHL The body is about 60% water and our biological functions depend heavily on it, which is why it is crucial to drink enough water to stay hydrated each day. During exercise, we sweat, losing...

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What Are the Signs of Dehydration?

What Are the Signs of Dehydration?

What Are the Signs of Dehydration? By: Matt Price – Strength and Conditioning Coach, LA Kings, NHL Dehydration can occur when the body does not have as much water as it needs to function properly. It is normal to lose a certain amount of water each day by sweating, breathing,...

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Double Chocolate Brownies

Double Chocolate Brownies

These Double Chocolate Brownies are a quick bite-sized snack that keeps you full, while snacking healthy and meeting all your chocolate cravings! These brownies are the best way to satisfy our taste buds without the unhealthy sugars and additives in your normal pantry snacks. A great sweet treat or snack in...

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Protein Balls

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Protein Balls

Sometimes, there is nothing better than a quick bite-sized snack that keeps you full while snacking healthy! If you're a constant snacker, peanut butter + chocolate lover, this recipe is for you. The great thing about these bites is that they are customizable, whatever item you don't currently have in...

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Oatmeal Cookie Dough Protein Bars

Oatmeal Cookie Dough Protein Bars

Dig into your pantry this weekend and try these deliciously healthy Oatmeal Cookie Dough Protein Bars! Ingredients: 2 scoops of BioSteel's Plant-Based Vanilla Protein Powder 8 Medjool Dates (Pitted) 1 1/2 cup Rolled Oats 1/2 cup Almond Butter 1/4 cup Almond Milk 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 1/2 tsp Salt    Directions:...

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Chocolate Banana Protein Pops

Chocolate Banana Protein Pops

These healthy chocolate banana popsicles are a perfect snack to have when you need to cool down. It is easy to make a batch of these popsicles with limited ingredients.  Keep yourself fresh and satisfied with these chocolaty popsicles. Ingredients 1 ½ Frozen Bananas 1 cup of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk...

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Mixed Berry Vanilla Protein Balls

Mixed Berry Vanilla Protein Balls

Our BioSteel Mixed Berry Vanilla Protein Bites incorporate the sweetness we love from out Mixed Berry Sports Hydration Mix while also creating a protein-filled snack. These protein balls are loaded with protein and can be made with your favourite sports mix so that you’ll never get bored with the delicious...

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Recovery Rice Crispie Treats

Recovery Rice Crispie Treats

These Rice Crispy Treats are perfect for any post workout recovery or for a mid-day snack! These treats are packed with protein and will satisfy your sweet cravings. Ingredients  1/3 cup of Raw Honey 1 tsp. of Pure Vanilla Extract ½ cup of BioSteel’s Vanilla Recovery Protein 1 ½ cup...

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Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles

Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles

These yogurt pops are perfect to have as a mid-day snack. They even can be had as a refreshing on-the-go breakfast. Both refreshing and sweet, these blueberry yogurt popsicles are an easy way to sneak in a bit more protein into your diet. Instead of your average morning yogurt, spice...

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Staying On Track When Life Gets Busy

Staying On Track When Life Gets Busy

Staying On Track | When Life Gets Busy – Championship Lifestyle When summertime hits, between our off-season hockey program, podcast/breakdowns, and the onslaught of weddings and events – not to mention wanting to enjoy the beautiful weather – it can get pretty tough to get our workouts in. Some of...

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Green Smoothie Popsicle

Green Smoothie Popsicle

Not only is this snack perfect for hot days when you want to cool down, but this popsicle is also loaded with protein and greens. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to traditional popsicles that are often filled with sugar, this recipe is absolutely for you! Ingredients   1 cup...

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Double Chocolate Fudge Protein Balls

Double Chocolate Fudge Protein Balls

Are you a chocolate lover? I mean, who isn’t? These protein balls are perfect for all chocolate lovers! Not only are they packed with protein, but each bite will satisfy your chocolate craving. This healthy, chocolatey snack is ideal for curing your mid-day hunger pains. Ingredients ¼ cup of BioSteel’s...

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BioSteel's Yogurt Drops

BioSteel's Yogurt Drops

Our BioSteel Yogurt Drops will quickly become your favourite and easiest snack to make. They’re fun to make and eat! Plus, who doesn’t love sprinkles? These snacks are also filled with protein and act as a sweet treat with some great added protein. Ingredients:  ½ cup of fat free Plain Greek Yogurt...

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Cinnamon Roll Protein Squares

Cinnamon Roll Protein Squares

A healthy and portable protein-packed no-bake treat – Cinnamon Roll Protein Squares. Ingredients: 1 scoop BioSteel Vanilla Whey Protein Isolate 2 tbsp Coconut Oil ¼ cup Honey 3 tbsp Cinnamon 1 cup Oats ½ tsp Vanilla Extract 1 tbsp Water ½ cup natural almond or nut butter A dash of...

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