Four-time Olympic medalist skis as fast as cars drive. On the highway. the “greatest big-race competitor in the annals of American Women’s Alpine Skiing,” Mancuso recently earned the in Sochi for her performance in the women’s . She won the downhill portion of the event, zooming through the 1.7-mile course in less than a minute, 43 seconds to be exact.
It takes some serious training to fly down the mountain like Mancuso, but we couldn't help but wonder what she eats to fuel her body for a 61-mile-per-hour race. So less than three weeks after Sochi, when in Crans-Montana Switzerland to compete in the World Ski Federation World Cup, Mancuso agreed to share a day-long food diary, complete with smartphone snaps of every meal and snack. With a regular workout routine that includes meditation, , and tons of plyometrics, Mancuso needs chow that packs some serious punch. Here’s what she downed in one full day.
"Steel cut oats, fruit, and nuts and a big cup of coffee to kick-start the day!"
"Boosting my nutrient intake with this mid-morning, organic "Red Ginger" juice (contains organic apple, orange, grapefruit, ginger, beet, and pineapple.)"
"Lunchtime fuel: Mesclun/arugula salad topped with organic tofu, tons of colorful veggies, and walnuts, with light oil and vinegar dressing."
"Chocolate [coconut water] and banana—potassium power duo for post-workout hydration."
"Turkey chili and a glass of red wine to unwind at the end of a long day"