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High-Octane Eats: Top Chef Angelo Sosa's Recipes

Chef Angelo Sosa and Porshe factory driver Patrick Long prepare high-performer's milkshakes. (Mark Dye/newscast)

Get revved up with a sip from a high-performer milkshake. (Mark Dye/newscast)

The New York International Auto Show just wrapped up, and among the cars and new technology, wellness was on display. Porsche and one of their race car drivers, Patrick Long, hosted the Healthy Intelligent Performance event, which discussed how to kick your health into high gear. Apparently, there's a lot more than sitting and steering that go into being a good race car driver!

Patrick stays fit with a mix of cardio (running, cycling, kayaking), strength (core work with a stability ball and resistance band) and balance (single leg exercises). He fuels up with well-balanced meals like oven baked cod and chilled ramen with wasabi and citrus. When he wants a sweet treat, he grabs one of these delicious beverages, created by Top Chef veteran and Social Eatz owner Angelo Sosa.

High-Performer's Milkshake (Serves 4)

  • 5 oz. Wheaties (about 5 cups)
  • 3 pieces cardamom
  • 1 piece star anise
  • 2 cups non-fat soy milk
  • 2 tbsp. agave nectar

Bring the milk to a simmer in a pot and add all other ingredients to let them steep, like a tea. Remove the spices and blend the liquid mixture, chill and serve.

Nutrition facts per serving: 200 calories, 1 g. fat

Pineapple & Mango Lassi

  • 1 lb. pineapple, diced in large cubes
  • 8 oz. mango (about 1 1/3 cups)
  • 6 oz. non-fat Greek yogurt (one small container)
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Toss all ingredients into a blender, mix until smooth and serve.

Nutrition facts per serving: 147 calories, 0.25 g. fat

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Now tell us: What foods or drinks help power you through challenging workouts?