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Maple chicken pitta pocket post-time Created with Sketch. 15 minutes

This recipe is a variation of the classic chicken sandwich. By replacing mayonnaise with Greek yoghurt, you’ll ben...

Maple energy jujubes post-time Created with Sketch. 40 minutes

Maple jujubes make a great snack when you are exercising – and because they are so small, they are easy to carry. ...

Maple energy squares post-time Created with Sketch. 45 minutes

A great snack for refuelling after a workout – or for popping in a lunchbox. The squares are packed with fruit, nu...

Sports drink with cranberry, maple and star anise post-time Created with Sketch. 1 hours 02 minutes

This is a homemade energy drink with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and is a pure and natural energy s...

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Nutrition

Pure Canadian maple syrup not only tastes better than processed sweeteners made from corn syrup, it is also better for you. Discover why maple syrup’s nutritional value is superior to other common sweeteners, such as honey, sugar, and even brown sugar

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A 60ml portion of pure Canadian maple syrup contains

100%

of the recommended daily intake of manganese - a mineral that provides vital nutrients for muscle recovery

A 60ml portion of pure Canadian maple syrup contains of the recommended daily intake of manganese - a mineral that provides vital nutrients for muscle recovery

Meet the Pro

Jodie Stimpson

Jodie, 28, is a double Commonwealth champion triathlete, having won gold in both individual triathlon and mixed triathlon team relay representing England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

She won her first major title in 2011 when part of the GB team which took gold at the World Mixed Relay Championship.

Q&A

Q. What inspired you to take up triathlons?

A. My dad taught me to swim when I was four years old and then he and my uncle took me to my first triathlon when I was nine and that was it; I fell in love with triathlon.

Q. What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

A. Never try anything new on race day; what you do in training, do in the race so you will have no surprises come race time.

Q. What is your favourite piece of sports kit and why?

A. My Specialized Amira comes to mind. I’m lucky enough to be on the Gold Coast at the moment, and riding around the Runaway Bay crit circuit brings back some good memories.

Q. What is the biggest challenge for you in your sport?

A. Being away from my family is the biggest challenge in the sport! Wish I could just pack them up everywhere I go.

Q. Proudest moment in sport?

A. Commonwealth Games gold; winning a title on home soil with so many of my family, friends and people who have supported me, there with me.

Q. If you weren’t a professional athlete, what job do you think you’d be doing?

A. I can’t see myself doing anything else!

Q. What is your advice to someone who wants to turn professional, or at least try to?

A. Find people who you can learn the most from. I have been very lucky to have some amazing mentors in my career so far, and am still learning so much every day and when I stop learning it’ll be time to move on. There is always more to learn.

Q. What is your favourite pre-race meal?

A. The night before I always have thin crust pizza.

Q. What’s your favourite way of using pure maple syrup?

A. I have a real sweet tooth and the meal I most enjoy is breakfast. I love adding maple syrup to banana pancakes which I make by combining banana, egg, oats, cinnamon and then serve with not a small amount of maple syrup, yoghurt and fruit. :-) yum