Miranda Rubio: Fuel for Dancing

Ballet 5:8’s professional artists & trainees share about their favorite recipes, food, and beverages that fuel their dancing days.

Photo by Rebekah Lane

Q. What are some of your favorite snacks for rehearsal or show days?

A. I love trail mix, protein bars, and carrots with hummus for rehearsal days. And clementines are my go-to mid-show snack

Q. How do you balance a busy schedule and adequately fueling your body?

A. Anytime I have a break, I eat. I try to get more fuel in between rehearsals or classes.

Q. What is one food or beverage you couldn't live without?

A. Oatmeal! I eat it almost every morning.

Q. What is one of your favorite recipes?

A. I love Chia Pudding for lunch. Add one Tbsp of chia seeds to every 1/4 cup of almond milk (I use the vanilla kind :) and let chill overnight, stirring every 10 minutes for the first 30 minutes. I throw it in my lunch bag the next day to mix with fresh berries or granola.