All in a day’s work: Sarah Frizzell, co-owner The Lucky Taco
Sixteen months after sharing The Lucky Taco start-up experience with us through the pages of Bite, we check in to make sure that Sarah, in between serving the best tacos in town to very lucky Aucklanders, is looking after herself.
Cup of PG Tips. Full fat milk, no sugar. Brewed for three minutes exactly. Check emails and social media.
Porridge with manuka honey and chopped prunes plus a smoothie with UFC refresh coconut water, The Collective Dairy Straight Up yoghurt, 1 frozen banana, 1 green kiwifruit, slice of rock melon, slice of pineapple, blueberries and chia seeds. A piccolo double shot using Kokako organic coffee beans.
Ham, cheese & pickle sandwich on dark rye, with Lucky salsa verde and a splash of Lucky habanero hot sauce plus small handful of corn chips with Lucky spicy avocado cream and UFC refresh coconut water. I drink three litres of fizzy water most days.
Following a 5K run, crack open a Kopparberg Naked Apple cider to share over ice.
Aged organic eye fillet from Grey Lynn Butcher cooked medium rare. With roasted balsamic beets, and roasted cauliflower with toasted walnuts and wilted garlicky spinach with chilli flakes and lemon zest. A bottle of Frizzell merlot (shared between two).
A nip of Islay single malt with a splash of water and two squares of Lindt salted dark chocolate (three if feeling naughty) while watching current HBO/Netflicks series we’re addicted to.
Mikki Williden’s nutrition quick fix
You’ve a great fluid intake. Water is involved in almost every metabolic process in the body, therefore if you fail to drink enough throughout the morning you end up feeling fatigued and experiencing headaches due to dehydration later in the afternoon.
Sparkling water is a great idea for those who get bored of drinking water and slicing some lemon or orange slices, cucumber or mint, or even popping berries in it can help flavour the water slightly to change it up a bit. I’m often asked if sparkling water is a good choice for your teeth as the pH of it will create an acidic environment in the mouth, causing the erosion of tooth enamel. While it does have a lower pH level when compared to water, according to dentist Rob Beaglehole who presented at the FIZZ conference this year (a conference focused on reducing sugary beverages), there is minimal difference compared to water. It’s the soft drinks (both full sugared and diet varieties) that are best avoided.
There is, however, a distinct lack of appropriate recovery fluid after your run. I always encourage clients to drink a non-alcoholic beverage to recover lost fluids after training - that way you don’t end up drinking that first drink alcoholic drink too quickly.