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The 411 on the Vegan Lifestyle

September 22, 2015

Vegan cutsAs we all strive to live healthier, eat cleaner and be more mindful of our impact on the environment, many people are curious about the vegan lifestyle and all that it encompasses. Read on for a peek inside what it means to adopt the vegan lifestyle. (more…)

Five Things You Should Know About Pea Protein

July 30, 2015

plant-based proteinWhether you are following a plant-based diet or are simply trying to cut back on animal protein consumption (read: Meatless Mondays!), pea protein is a powerhouse alternative protein source. There are many reasons why pea protein is a great option for those needing more protein and ultimately why Mayesa contains 5 grams of this good stuff. Here are a few more key points: (more…)

Healthy Chocolate Mayesa and Athletes – Glenn Matanza

December 26, 2014

Glenn 2 (3)I had the opportunity to visit with Glenn Matanza and discuss his passions about coaching, family and why he likes Mayesa.  Glenn has his own coaching business in San Diego, The Matanza Method, which is focused on fitness and health.  He works with elite athletes as well as those individuals looking to be healthier.

Glenn was born in the Philippines and moved to San Diego when he was in high school.  He later attended San Diego State University with aspirations to go to medical school.

Glenn’s interest in fitness and exercise lead him to start working with individuals providing fitness training.

It was also during this time that Glenn started to realize that a medical career would be focused mainly on illness which did not really fit his focus on prevention and helping individuals stay healthy. Realizing this Glenn decided to officially start his coaching business in 1998, working with clients of all ages.

Glenn’s business has evolved with time and even included a period around 2004 when he competed in fitness and body building competitions.

In 2004 Glenn met his future wife, Nike, a successful equestrian in Europe and aspiring fashion model.  They married and had their first son in 2006.  They now have 2 sons and enjoy setting good examples for their sons with nutrition and exercise.

In 2007 Glenn’s coaching began to focus more on endurance sports, especially triathletes, with emphasis on nutrition education, preventing injuries, and creating good health markers.

Nike Matanza began competing in triathlons and before long was in the elite category.  She joined Glenn and began coaching in 2008.

Glenn was introduced to Mayesa by one of his clients and her son.  He was training both of them.  Glenn evaluated Mayesa and really liked the purity of the ingredients, especially the organic, fair trade cacao and plant-based protein.

Glenn also likes that the beverage is allergen free containing NO dairy, soy or gluten, thus avoiding the side effects of these allergens.

Glenn - OceansideGlenn and his family (especially his youngest son age 4) enjoy drinking Mayesa.  Glenn recommends Mayesa post exercise to support energy and recovery or as a pre-exercise boost if needed.

When clients crave a “treat” Mayesa is an excellent choice according to Glenn.

Glenn’s passion for helping all his clients understand the importance of nutrition and right food choices to live a healthier life is inspiration to us all.

Thanks Glenn for including Mayesa as one of the food choices you recommend.

No matter what your daily performance includes (exercise, work, school) you want it to be optimal, and the best way to do that is proper nutrition choices with products like Mayesa

Life is better with chocolate!

For further information about Glenn’s coaching please visit www.glennmatanza.com or www.facebook.com/glenn.matanza.

Jane Adolph, Mayesa Co-Founder

Healthy Chocolate Mayesa and Athletes – Lacy Lynn, Ultra-Marathoner

Lacy 1Mayesa had the opportunity to talk with ultra-marathoner Lacy Lynn about her experiences as an athlete, and about how Mayesa, with its nutritional combination of dark chocolate from organic raw cacao, and pea-protein, helps her – in training, during an event, and as a mother.

Mayesa: Tell us a little about yourself, Lacy.

Lacy Lynn: I grew up as a typical farm girl in central Wisconsin and right after high school went to obtain my Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

After college, I moved to Tanzania, East Africa, to serve in the Peace Corps. When I returned to the states I bounced back-and-forth between San Diego, California, and central Wisconsin.

After 10 years of living what many have called a gypsy-lifestyle, I gave birth to my beautiful daughter and decided it was time to finally settle in one place. For the past two years now I’ve been living in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and am working at a local bank as a systems operator.

As a now 30-year-old with a darling 3-year old, I feel like my crazy beautiful life is just getting started.

M: What kind of athletic endeavors do you participate in?

LL: I am a trail ultra-runner, a tire dragger, an endurance planker, and a toddler chaser.

This year I will be defending my title as “Last Runner Standing” at Bop ‘til You Drop, a 12-hour race on a 1.25-mile loop course, and returning to Superior 50, a 52.1 mile trail ultra-marathon with a net elevation change of 25,000 feet.

I have never returned to a race before this year but am excited to further define my training for these two events, especially Superior as I fell in love with that trail during that race.

M: How did you become interested in being an athlete?

LL: This is where my stubbornness really shined for me. While serving in the Peace Corps someone mentioned other volunteers participating in the Kilimanjaro Marathon, and I thought it sounded like fun so I said I would like to join in.

I was laughed at and told I would not be able to train for a marathon in 6 months. Being laughed at burned deep and it fueled my desire to cross that finish line.

I went from not being able to run one mile to crossing the finish line at the 2008 Kilimanjaro Marathon in 4:36:00. My love for running took off and hasn’t slowed down.

Lacy 2M: What is your regimen for training?

LL: Diet – The majority of my diet is home-cooked meals made from whole (or minimally processed), local foods. Common finds around my house include nut mylk, almond-pulp tuna salad, cauliflower-crusted pizza, millet tabbouleh, granola and my own energy bars.

Training – My training is low-mileage, high-effort because of life as a single, working parent, and consists of stroller running, tire dragging, hiking while child-wearing, and core work.

Mental/emotional exercises – Daily meditation/mindfulness, Yoga practice, visualization, and journaling. These things need to go hand-in-hand with my training otherwise I feel very “off.” Running is often times a form of “moving meditation” for me.

M: How did you first learn about Mayesa?

LL: I met one of the founders during my instructor training for Stroller Strides in San Diego and was hooked on the product from first sip.

To this day I credit Mayesa for helping me finish my first 50K and 50 mile races while not experiencing any dip in milk production as a breastfeeding runner.

M: Tell us how Mayesa fits into your training.

LL: Consuming calories is vital when I go long so tucking some Mayesa into my pack gives me a much needed energy boost when the miles start wearing me down.

I’ve also enjoyed Mayesa ice-cold after a hard training session as an uplifting recovery drink.

M:  What would you like to say to other athletes about Mayesa?

LL: As a runner with a sensitive GI tract who can’t handle very many of the supplemented, manufactured drinks out on the market, Mayesa has stood the test of miles and has not caused any GI issues for me.

I am also crazy excited about plant based proteins! One of the best things about Mayesa is that it’s not only great for me – it’s also great for my daughter (who goes ga-ga for it, by the way!)

As far as the new flavors, they are a wonderful addition to the lineup. The Mixed Berry is pretty sweet, almost dessert sweet, which I think makes it a perfect recovery flavor.

The Banana is downright phenomenal. I was blown away by that flavor and excited that it didn’t have that fakebanana taste. It’s my new fave flavor! I love your product and the new look.

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Why Pea Protein in Mayesa Drinks?

December 18, 2014

plant-based proteinOne of the reasons that Mayesa’s dark chocolate  drink is so healthy is the ingredient “pea protein,” an excellent plant-based protein.

Yes, protein found in the common garden pea, as it turns out, offers many high-quality nutritional, and even disease-fighting, aspects.

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