At Manitoba Harvest we love sponsoring elite athletes who incorporate hemp foods into their training and active lifestyle. One of our hemp fuelled athletes, Team Canada Beach Volleyball member Kristina Valjas has been having an excellent season so far, which is significant since it’s the beginning of the Olympic qualification process.
Earlier this year, Kristina and her partner Jamie Broder won the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Fuzhou Open 2015 in China, and earned the first women’s beach volleyball medal in Canadian history!! After that, they won bronze at an event in Switzerland, and now they are currently ranked first in the world for women’s beach volleyball!
Kristina contributes a big part of her success to maintaining her body while on the road and competing. When she’s busy travelling all over the word, she makes sure to bring along a mixture of seeds, grains and Hemp Hearts to have for breakfast. She also brings our new Hemp Heart Bites on the road with her to have as a quick and healthy snack on the go.
Here’s what Kristina had to say:
“As an athlete, I am constantly on the road, travelling for tournaments all over the world. Just this year we have been to Fuzhou (China), Lucerne (Switzerland), Prague (Czech Republic), Moscow (Russia), Porec (Croatia), Stavanger (Norway) and St. Petersburg (USA). Our environment can change week to week as we live out of our suitcases in hotels. One essential thing that I pack no matter where I go is a homemade mixture of breakfast seeds and grains that always includes Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts. Having a familiar breakfast that I know is packed with healthy nutrients is key to helping my body be in peak condition for competition day.”
Congratulations Kristina! We’re so proud of you and happy that you’re #fuelledbyhemp! To learn more about Kristina, visit her hemp fuelled athlete profile on our website. Are you an elite athlete in your sport? Apply to be a hemp fuelled athlete today!