You probably heard this a billion times, right?
“What you do before and after your workout is just as important as the workout itself.”
And it makes sense.
Being healthy and energetic is not only about the training itself, it’s about much…much more…
But seriously, you know that by now, don’t you?
I don’t need to tell you that a pre or post workout drink should at least consist of ingredients which you can pronunciate properly.
Like, apple, banana, carrot etc…instead of artificial flavors, suclarose or N-acetyl-L-Tyronise (a pharmaceutical drug) or whatever the hell those ingredients are.
They actually put this shit in the best pre-workout drink of the year 2013 (Check the warnings).
So you get an energy boost, but at what cost?
At the cost of the overall health of the only body you have.
Luckily you can get the same results naturally.
I was actually going to show you a beautiful picture of my pre and post workout drink.
Fate decided differently…
Before I show you a picture of the final result, you probably want to know right now what it is I put into my pre/post workout drink.
The Four Natural Super Ingredients
So this is what I started off with, you might recognize some of these fruits/vegetables.
The first three are quite easy to recognize, but the last one…well, let’s get started!
Bananas, spinach, avocados and ginger in a super smoothie energy boosting combination.
These different ingrediets are a good pre workout drink, because they:
- Are complementary
- Increase the absorption of different nutrients and contain different nutrients
- Boost your energy levels and allow you to gain lean muscle weight
- Boost your brain function and muscle performance
- Reduce inflammation throughout the body, which speeds up recovery
That’s a hell of a pre/post workout drink without any chemical or modified ingredients.
Actually the 8 benefits per ingredient are not exhaustive, because there are even more…but find those out for yourself.
How To Make Your Smoothie: Super Smoothie 101
This is what you need for 1 1/2 cup:
- 1 banana
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 hand full of spinach leaves
- a small slice of ginger (don’t add too much, because it’s going to set fire to your throat and belly if you do)
- 1/2 glas of water or you can us coconut milk (make sure it’s 100% pure)
- mix for 5 minutes to make sure you don’t have any big pieces of ginger lef
Note to self: Put your mixer on a stable and horizontal underground.
How To Not Make A Smoothie: Epic Fails 101
So while I was watching how my smoothie was being prepared nicely.
I saw it happening in front of my eyes….BOEMMMM, PATSSS!!
Well at least it gave me the opportunity to show you ‘how to not make your own smoothie’, didn’t it?
Low on energy?
Feel like you need food with more nutritional value?
Try this natural energy booster!
You will be running through brick walls in no time 😉 (Don’t actually try this at home).
Now I’m going to get myself a new mixer…and a smoothie!
How about more than worth it?