Andrea Nunez-Smith

Elite Triathlete

Austin, Texas

andrea nunez smith in now attireHi, I am Andrea Nunez-Smith, and I am a 24-year old competitive triathlete from Austin, Texas. I am currently training and working in St. George, Utah where I get to ride in the mountains, run on the trails, and swim in incredible lakes. I grew up swimming competitively from 4-18 years old and switched over to triathlons.

I have competed in tri’s for five years now. When I started triathlons I was eager to race a 70.3 (half ironman), so jumped right in and was able to qualify for the World Championships as the youngest athlete there. I went to compete at The University of Arizona for triathlon and also ran on their Division I Cross Country team. I graduated with a communications major and nutrition minor.

andrea nunez smith biking ambassAs an athlete and someone who loves health, nutrition is a critical component of success. I fuel well for not only my sport, but for my health, happiness, and just because I feel better. As a nutrition minor I have learned how important it is to be able to fuel your body with the best and highest quality foods/products. Training 20 hours a week, it is crucial that I am fueling my body with clean and quality food. I have been using NOW® products for four years now and absolutely love them. Knowing that what I am putting into my body is clean and safe is super important to me, and NOW is a brand I can trust.

Accomplishments

andrea nunez smith swim inlineProfessional Triathlete

Division I Cross Country Athlete

2013 Youngest Female Competitor at Ironman 70.3 World Championships

2014 Aquathlon National Champion

Multiple 1st place/2nd place age group places at local races

2nd at Age Group Nationals in 2014

5th at Age Group Nationals in 2016

2nd at Collegiate Conference in 2016

All American Triathlete 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

All American Aquathlon 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Favorite Recipe(s)

 

Recovery Antioxidant Smoothies

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup cherries
  • dash of tumeric
  • dash of salt
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (eggwhite or pea)

Blend all together until smooth.

 

Recovery “Milkshake"

  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk 
  • 1/2 cup banana
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • honey or stevia
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (eggwhite or pea)

Blend all together until smooth.