Pre-Workout Energy Juice
One of the most confusing elements of diet, is what to eat and when surrounding your workouts. There are some basics to this, however there are many variants between individuals. So enter the trial and error in which we bring you our latest secret performance weapon. This is what we have found to provide an increase in performance, improve hydration, and maximize endurance for our longest and toughest days. No pills, no powders; just whole food. This mix is especially helpful when the temps are high and your body is pouring out the sweat!
Nothing tops coconut water for hydration and the chia seeds maximize the uptake as they hold over 12x their weight in water! Recent scientific studies have shown the incredible effects of red beet juice and their effect of increasing the bodies utilization of oxygen through the high content of nitrates in the red beets. We will let Dr. Greger explain this one:Doping with Beet Juice
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(avoid mouthwash to receive the benefits!). You will never view beets the same again as they increase the mitochondirial efficiency in the muscle fibers. And finally, ginger for it’s anti-inflammatory effects and some lemon for a crisp, fresh taste!
This is easy to make and requires a juicer. We use Mila, which is a commercially processed chia seed. The benefit of this product is the nutrient value and the cold milling technique, increasing the absorption and digestibility, crucial for a pre workout mix.
Ingredients (2 servings)
- 1 medium -large Red Beet
- 1 Lemon
- 1 Finger of Ginger (1 inch piece, or to taste)
- 2 tbsp Mila (chia seed)
- Coconut Water
Rinse and slice up red beet to fit into juicer. Trim skin from lemon and cut into a size that will fit into the juicer as well. Juice ingredients with ginger root.
Stir and then pour between 2 tall glasses.
Add Mila (chia seed). Then top off with the coconut water.
Allow to sit for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. This will allow the chia seeds to thicken the drink. The ground chia seeds make this easier to drink than the chia seeds in the whole form and create a drink that is easier on the stomach and digestion, especially before a workout!