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Pre-workout Protein Power Shakes

May 3, 2016
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For all those times when I’m  in a rush and want to hit the gym but need some fuel to give me the energy to have a great workout – shakes are my saving grace. They are super simple to make and absolutely delicious, especially with Bioglan’s Skinny Greens Vanilla protein powder which is made with pea protein meaning it’s suitable for any diet plus it’s easy to digest. Apart from being delicious, quick and easy to make, the beauty of shakes is that you don’t have to wait an hour or more to digest them – you can go and workout almost immediately after consumption and the protein also keeps you fuller for longer than if you just had a shake without the protein. Have a look and and see what my favourite shakes are and why. I’d love you to try them too and let me know your thoughts.

1. Berry Burst

Ingredients:

1/2 punnet blueberries

1/3 punnet strawberries

1/3 punnet blackberries

1 scoop Bioglan Skinny Greens vanilla protein powder

Splash of almond milk

Why I love it:

Berries have a host of impressive health benefits. They’re loaded with fiber, which helps you feel full (and eat less), are high in antioxidants protecting your body against inflammation and free radicals (molecules that can damage cells and organs). Studies in aging animals even show that mixed berries improve cognition and motor performance and protect against arthritis.

People become more susceptible to the damaging effects of free radicals and inflammation as they age. Berries help prevent those effects by turning off the inflammation signals triggered by cytokines and COX-2s, making them an ideal part of your diet.

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2. Banana Blast

Ingredients:

1 medium banana

1 scoop of Bioglan Skinny Greens vanilla protein powder

Sprinkle of cinnamon

Splash of coconut water

Why I love it:

Bananas are loaded with digestible carbohydrates and are packed with potassium, which aids in maintaining nerve and muscle function. The body doesn’t store potassium for very long, so a medium banana before a workout will help keep nutrient levels high. I love having this shake in the morning before I exercise. Just blend a medium banana with one scoop of Bioglan vanilla protein powder. Wait about 30 minutes and then hit the gym. Your body will need the carbohydrates and protein.

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3. Vanilla Iced Coffee Hit

Ingredients:

Ice

Cinnamon

Coffee (espresso or instant)

Almond milk (your choice of milk)

1 Scoop of Bioglan Skinny Greens vanilla protein powder

Why I love it:

Consuming caffeine pre-workout can help boost your performance, raise your metabolism and theefore maximise calorie burn and positive gains from your workout. Plus, with summer coming up – this is the perfect cool pick me up and tastes so indulgent without actually being “naughty” at all.

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