Wellness Wednesday: Pre-Workout Fuel!
It is officially that time of year... Pre-swimsuit season! The gym memberships are primed, you've completed your Spring Detox and you are ready to take the next step to a healthy, strong, swimsuit-ready body! What ever workout you are about to embark on (or already do consistently) it is extremely important to make sure you give your body the proper fuel before you start. Pre-workout fuel is all about the carbs and sugar (natural sugar that is). We love prepping our workout with Energize Me Harmonized Water. It's the perfect start to hydrating and prepping your body for some work. Once we have taken our Energize Me we like to start with something simple like whole wheat toast with sliced bananas and cinnamon. The carbs from the toast will provide consistent energy throughout your workout, while the banana will keep your potassium levels balanced (we lose potassium when we sweat) and cinnamon, of course helps rev up your metabolism. Another great and tasty recipe we love is an overnight oats smoothie.
The night before your workout combine:
1/2 cup gluten free oats
3/4 cup milk, water, or dairy-free milk (like almond or coconut)
8-10 whole pecans
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
Place all ingredients in a blender or sealed container and pop in the fridge overnight.
Once you are ready to fuel up (1 -1/2 hours before your workout) blend the ingredients, eat from a bowl, or drink from a cup. This little pre-workout gem gives you plenty of fuel by gradually releasing sugar to your body for an extra kick of energy while the water content from the bananas will help keep your body hydrated.
After your pre-workout meal, take an Elevate. This will kick your metabolism to ready mode, provide sustained energy throughout your workout, AND help improve muscle tone and function. Elevate also keeps your brain sharp, helping you stay focused during your workout.
Between Energize Me, Elevate, and a healthy pre-workout meal, you have a trifecta of awesome just waiting to help you obtain a healthy, strong body. Now put on your 'tennies' and hit the pavement!
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