Hello and welcome everyone to another episode of Cooking with Fey.
Today I thought I would share my pre-workout breakfast with all of you. This meal is eaten before I arrive at the gym so my body has the fuel it needs to rock a stellar workout. It is easy to make and contains a dense nutritional profile.
First let’s take a look at the Amazing Grass Green SuperFood blend in Sweet Berry. The brand Amazing Grass has a wide array of high-quality plant based nutrients that I find is a great addition to my workout shakes when I know I’ll be hitting the weights or doing a particularly hard cardio routine.
This is what the Amazing grass website has to say about this product.
“Antioxidant Green Superfood is a powerful blend of nutritious greens, phytonutrient-packed fruits, veggies and cereal grasses, digestive enzymes and probiotics. The added antioxidant blend made from high quality fruits, vegetables, and herbs to support healthier skin, brain function and immune system. Just one scoop contains a whopping 15,000 ORAC units”
And there is the exact nutritional information on this product:
The next item I add to my pre-workout drink is some Matcha Booster from Maedaen. This stuff is so tasty! If you’ve never heard of matcha, it is green tea on steroids. One cup of matcha has 10 times the antioxidant profile of a single cup of green tea. I’ve listed below what some of the benefits of drinking matcha are.
- Loaded with antioxidants, including the powerful EGCg
- Great for boosting your metabolism and burning calories
- A well known for detoxifying the body in a safe, effective and all natural way
- Calming for both the mind and the body
- Rich in fiber, chlorophyll and many vitamins
- Great for enhancing mood and aids in mental concentration
- An excellent source of vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
- Powerful for helping prevent disease
- Amazing at lowering cholesterol and reduicng blood sugar
Next is coconut water. Coconut water is amazing because of its high electrolyte content, and that it h as more potassium than two whole bananas. Potassium is important to muscle function, and heart health. So if you’re ever feeling dehydrated or experiencing sore muscles, I recommend reaching for some coconut water.
Last, but not least, I add pea protein to my drink. I love pea protein because it is well digested by the body, and its nutrients are highly bioavailable. This means your body is getting the most bang for it’s buck in terms of how much is can absorb and use from the digestion process. Pea protein is also easier for most people to digest. Some people are sensitive to powdered proteins, and items like whey cause stomach upset or gas. This isn’t the case with pea protein. Because it is plant based the body as an easier time breaking it down into usable nutrients.
Pea protein also has a “complete protein” profile that is desirable to many weightlifters or athletes.
Here’s how pea protein stacks up against whey protein:
|25 Grams of Pea Protein||25 Grams of Whey Protein
*Exact numbers will vary depending the product.
That’s it for today’s post. Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments and I would be happy to assist you.
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