Author Archives : Suzanna McGee


About Suzanna McGee

A former Ms. Natural Olympia Bodybuilding champion, currently performance coach, injury prevention specialist, plant-based nutrition coach, author, speaker and raw vegan athlete. Loves to help others by sharing her knowledge, and to hang out with her favorite chocolate Labrador Zuzi. Find Suzanna on , Facebook and Amazon.


Vegan Smoothie: Banana, Spinach, Almond

Vegan Smoothie: Banana, Spinach, Almond   This vegan smoothie is super simple to make, contains only 3 ingredients, and is delicious and yummy. If you don’t have time to create some advanced meals, or if you have sweet tooth to satisfy, you won’t go wrong with this vegan smoothie heaven     Ingredients 5 bananas 1/2 pound spinach 2 cups […]

Vegan Smoothie: Banana Spinach Almond

Align hips with straight-leg hip twist

Align Hips with Straight-Leg Hip Twist

Align hips with straight-leg hip twist stretch—an important stretch for tennis players, as it rotates and relaxes the muscles of the spine while the muscles of the hip are contracted. The hips are the power center of your body: they connect the lower body and the upper body to work in unity while providing stability, strength, and flexibility to both upper and lower body.


Vegan Smoothie: Banana, Coconut, Cacao Nibs

Vegan Smoothie: Banana, Coconut, Cacao Nibs     Beauty lies in simplicity. 5 bananas (around 600 grams) 1/2 oz cacao nibs for crunchiness 2 cups of coconut/almond milk or plain water Blend the bananas and coconut/almond milk in the Vitamix. At the end, add cacao nibs and pulse a couple of times, so you still have pieces of the nibs […]

Banana, coconut, cacao nibs smoothie

Get Healthy Shoulders with Chest Myofascial Release

Why Chest Myofascial Release   There is probably no person who doesn’t have tight chest. Some more, some less, but the lifestyle we live these days makes it almost impossible to have a nice stretched out chest. Of course, unless you actively work on it with chest myofascial release. Tight chest muscles also cause rounded shoulders, tight neck, tension headaches, […]


acidic and alkaline foods

Why Maintaining an Alkaline Body Matters for Athletic Performance and Health

An athlete with an overly acidic body will recover more slowly and consequently will experience fatigue. As with any stressor, the acidity will cause the cortisol levels to rise, which will impair sleep and make the problem worse. A sleep-deprived athlete has high cortisol levels and produces lower amounts of the growth hormone, which causes a loss of muscle mass […]


6 Simple tips how to release your painful neck and feel better

How often do you feel that your neck and upper back are tight? Almost like there are hard knots that don’t want to go away… Unfortunately, many people have this discomfort quite often. Some have it chronic, feeling the dull pain daily. You may have an upper trapezius repetitive stress injury. This happens because of performing repetitive (thus the name) motions, […]

Trapezius muscle

Plant-based athlete on the tennis court, strong and lean

Importance of food for health and performance

Staying healthy and fit appears to be more complicated than it should be. Even though there are many factors involved, not too many people understand the power of food in healing and performance. The majority of people don’t realize how important food choices are for their health even though they all know that health is critical to performance. They don’t […]


The Athlete’s Simple Guide to a Plant-Based Lifestyle Interview

Just a few days ago, I have been interviewed by this amazing lady,  Michele Martinez, at www.TheFruitDoctor.com. Some questions may be a little bit more toward the fitness and physique builders and competitors, but any person, athlete or non-athlete can benefit from the information. I thought I would share it with you, my sweet subscribers, as well. Enjoy. I love […]


Suzanna's past bodybuilding times, double biceps pose

Natural Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma with Curaderm BEC5

Today’s post is going to be slightly different. It is not directly about fitness training or nutrition (both important elements of your optimal performance), but rather about your skin and how to heal it naturally if you get some issues. We, tennis players and other outdoorsy athletes, spend so much time in the sun, and many of us have gotten […]