April 29, 2021

Episode 39: Lentine Alexis, the Athletic Alchemist

On this episode: Le Cordon Bleu, instant pot vs crock pot, good poop, and probably a spy. We’re talking with Lentine Alexis, former pro endurance athlete, and a chef who specializes in food for athletes and adventurers — an “athletic alchemist.”


Show Notes

  • 00:40 – Introducing Lentine
  • 04:20 – Pivoting from professional endurance athlete to chef
  • 09:15 – Bikepacking in Morocco
  • 10:24 – Eating real food when traveling
  • 12:42 – Training as an endurance athlete while living on a small island in the South Pacific (and on track to becoming a spy)
  • 15:00 – The biggest misconceptions about what athletes should (or should not) eat
  • 18:40 – Working with athletes to determine what food they need
  • 20:30 – Ayurveda health and the science of how all life functions
  • 23:20 – Lentine’s secret weapon: the Instant Pot (and some of her favorite uses for it)
  • 29:40 – The truth about which rice is “healthier” for you
  • 33:20 – Thoughts on food sensitivity
  • 35:30 – Poop!
  • 37:25 – The impact of how food is cultivated today
  • 41:10 – What to eat to fuel an all-day adventure
  • 47:20 – Where she worked in LA
  • 47:50 – Lentine’s recipe club
  • 53:20 – The “bad” foods
  • 59:15 – Why Jason can just smell bread and put on five pounds
  • 64:50 – How long does it take food to work through your system?

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The Almost There Adventure Podcast is a celebration of outdoor activities both local and epic. Discussing the big topics and talking to adventurers, artists, legends and activists within the outdoor community.

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