Maple: Seven Steps to Heaven(ly) Energy Bars

(Seven-Ingredient Maple Energy Bars) Prep Time: 20 minutes; Bake/Chill Time: 1 hour. Let’s talk about Marc Johnson. How many other skateboarders can boast nineteen video parts (and counting) over their careers? How many of them can put out a three-song part that not only avoids the potential death trap of being boring, but is well-crafted […]

Stash Pocket Oats

(Overnight Oats with Hemp Protein Powder and Almond Butter) When I first started skating back in 2000, my parents warned me that skateboarders were notorious advocates of recreational drug use and suggested that I should be wary of idolizing them as role models.  Being the young, straight-and-narrow pup that I was, I didn’t believe that […]

Micky Papa(ya)’s “Blended” Part

(Sweet Potato and Papaya Smoothie) Prep time: 30 minutes (to roast sweet potatoes and soften goji berries/dates); Bake/Blend time: 2 minutes. Recently, I had the good fortune of getting to visit the Berrics and skating the hallowed ground I covet via computer screen daily. As is often the case when I visit a new park […]

Switch Mango Push Smoothie

(Mango and Avocado Smoothie) As much as skateboarding focuses on freedom of expression and rebuking society’s arbitrary strictures (who doesn’t love the irony of Pretty Sweet’s “Dudes in Suits” chapter?), there are a few rules in skateboarding that stick out like proverbial thorns in a rosebush.  To be frank, they don’t make a lot of […]

FOR DAILY USE

FOR DAILY USE (Common Vegan Ingredients) What does the Nike SB Janoski have in common with ingredients like flax seed, chia seeds, hemp seeds, nutritional yeast (nooch, as the cool kids say), coconut oil and almond butter have in common?  They’re both “for daily use.” I get it, these seem weird at first blush.  Remember […]

Bean Plant Shakie

Prep time: 3 minutes.  Cook time: none. I’m no skate historian.  I’ve tried to bone up on as many skateboarding history books as possible, but nothing really compares to being alive and shredding in the 70s and 80s.  Sadly, all my skateboarding history knowledge is from secondary sources, and, as such, tricks that involve grabbing […]

The Green Goblin Smoothie

(Spinach and Almond Butter Smoothie) Prep time: 3 minutes What I said in my last post—that I would stop with the puns—was a bold-faced lie.  That said, unless you’re familiar with downtown Austin, this one may go right over your head.  I’ve never had the cajones to be a rail chomper.  Sure, I’ve done my […]