The older I get, the more I notice that my body needs some help when it comes to preparing for a workout and recovering from a workout. Energy has become a rather elusive and certainly unpredictable thing in my life, which poses quite a challenge when it comes to working out. I can’t simple wait for my energy level to be up, I have other things to do besides working out, as much as I wish it were my only responsibility. And recovery is super important for anyone but especially those of us past 40 (did I say that out loud?). Our bodies just aren’t as efficient as they used to be.
My new favorite workout is riding my bike, and around here I deal with rural farm roads with a lot of hills and wind that seems to come from all directions at once, making it critical that I have the energy boosts I need, when I need them. That last hill before I get back to my neighborhood is brutal!
Thankfully, I have a couple of workout buddies that not only help provide much-needed energy and help me recover, they taste delicious too!
My new workout buddies are Vega® Clean Protein and Vega® Clean Energy.
Even the most perfect diet doesn’t always enough to provide your body with the fuel it needs and there are plenty of options that claim to provide the extra fuel your body needs and craves but many of them are filled with artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives. Why would you want something that is supposed to help your body be ready for anything to be filled with ingredients that are less than ideal for a healthy body?
Vega® Clean Protein and Vega® Clean Energy are premium and clean plant-based sources of fuel that give you energy and help build and repair your muscles. Vega® Clean products don’t have anything artificial, are non-GMO and they don’t contain soy or dairy either! They help me be ready for whatever my day may bring.
Vega® Clean Protein is perfect for before or during a workout. It has 25 grams or complete, premium, plant-based protein and contains all essential amino-acids including 4 grams of BCAAs. Plus it is only 130 calories! Vega® Clean Protein comes in Chocolate or Vanilla and is easily mixed into water or your favorite non-dairy beverage. Vega® Clean Energy is ideal to enjoy mid or post-workout to top off your tank and make sure you recover well from your workout. It has 80 mg of caffeine (from green and black tea) and has electrolytes to help hydrate you. Vega® Clean Energy comes in Berry Infusion and Citrus Iced Tea flavors and is best enjoyed blended into water.
You can enjoy Vega® Clean products simply by mixing them up in a shaker bottle. It tastes delicious! Vega® Clean Protein can be mixed with water or your favorite non-dairy beverage while Vega® Clean Energy can be mixed with water. But you can also get creative and add Vega® Clean Protein to a smoothie or you can make my latest creation, a Dairy-Free Strawberry Parfait Protein Smoothie. It is simple to make with non-dairy milk, water, and a scoop or 2 of Vega® Clean Protein.
The first thing you need to do is to freeze your favorite non-dairy beverage overnight in an ice cube tray.
Then you blend the ice cubes, Vega® Protein and some water in a high powdered blender.
Layer into a glass with sliced strawberries and YUM!
It’s amazing to enjoy this knowing it is actually a healthy, protein-packed treat that is fueling your body!
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Dairy-Free Strawberry Parfait Protein SmoothiePrint Rate
- 16 frozen cubes of your favorite dairy-free beverage
- 1 cup water
- 1-1/2 to 2 scoops of Vega® Clean Protein
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- Add the cubes, water and Vega® Clean Protein to a high powered blender and blend until smooth.
- Spoon into a glass and layer with strawberries.
- Serve with spoons!