Do you find yourself half-asleep at 3 p.m., guzzling a cup of coffee just to get you through the day?
Are you looking for a way to take your athletic performance to the next level - your personal best?
Searching for an alternative to coffee to start your day or get you through it?
There is one combination that I use every day to perform at my peak. It combines the powerful, grass fed, hormone free protein isolate of ProEnergy with the green superpower of Greenergy to form a complete, performance-enhancing, healthy, energizing concoction.
Replenishing Whey Protein & Greens Daily Energizer
Place contents in a blender bottle. Blend together. Drink up!
This recipe is easy on digestion so it won't weight you down if you use it as part of your exercise routine. It provides natural, sustained energy, hydration, and nutrients needed to maximize performance.
Focus at your job. Perform better at the gym. Feel awake all day long. Does your busy life make these goals sound impossible? A replenishing ProEnergy & Greenergy gives sustained energy and nutrients to keep you productive all day long. That afternoon slump will be the least of your fears. This blend of nutrients provides the critical ingredients you need to optimize your performance. It works at the cellular level to boost ATP levels, improve oxygen efficiency, and reduce oxidative stress caused by exercise or daily life! Stick to this recipe for a couple of days and you'll soon see the difference it makes in your mood, energy levels, and even athletic performance!
THE WHEY TO WIN
Whey protein isolate is the highest quality protein source that offers the quickest and most complete blend of amino acids your muscles need for protein synthesis and exercise recovery. Only EnergyFirst offers ProEnergy which is 100% whey isolate, 100% natural, hormone free, grass fed, and tastes fantastic.
What can make your whey protein shake (and your exercise performance) much better? Surprisingly, most who are commited to a regular training program or sport undermine the importance of greens for their energy, performance, and strength goals. We all know vegetables are good for our health. But are they really good for boosting energy levels and exercise performance?
Yes, the veggies and herbs in our organic Greenergy Energizing Superfood Blend can affect your stamina, your endurance, your energy levels, and even your recovery. Your body depends on you to supply it with these essential nutrients. Skimp on veggies, especially greens, at your own risk. Fatigue, less muscle strength, muscle damage, and poor immunity are all signs of inadequate vegetable intake.
A simple scoop of organic Greenergy Superfood combined with a scoop of ProEnergy whey protein isolate boosts enery, performance, and even boosts your blood flow. Various nutrients and enzymes found in Greenergy dilate blood vessels, allowing them to carry nutrients and oxygen to all parts of the body for efficient and extended physical activity.
Much like your job and bills, exercise stresses your body. Exercise induces a type of stress known as oxidation. This increases the amount of free radicals furiously ravaging through your body, damaging healthy muscle cells. An excellent source of antioxidants can help neutralize these free radicals.
This is where a green drink becomes important in your workout routine and daily life. A solid source of critical antioxidants (including vitamin C and E) will scavenge those free radicals. The kale, spinach, broccoli, rosehip, berries, and other superfoods found in Greenergy play this vital role.
If you're an athlete, you'll want to mind more than just your muscles - mind your mitochondria. This is the place in a body cell where ATP is made. When it comes to energy, ATP is the major player. Your cells, muscles, and other tissues depend on sufficient ATP to function their best! The nutrients you supply your diet can boost ATP levels and, thus, enhance your performance as an athlete.
During the critical window just about 1 hour before your workout, your body could use more than just a high-quality whey protein. Athletes and regular gym-goers often overlook the power of plants and essential herbs to support their workouts.
Want your body to function at its best? Add a dose of green superpower veggies to your protein shake to maximize your training sessions, boost your energy levels, and achieve rapid recovery.
Does that seem like a job too big for the humble vegetable? Consider some of the ways that an organic Greenergy boost can help you step up your game:
• Greenergy includes organic spinach - an excellent source of magnesium. Magnesium is essential in all body processes that involve ATP (it acts as a catalyst to release energy stored in ATP molecules).
• Apples, broccoli, and peas (3 of the numerous, carefully selected vegetables and fruits in Greenergy) provide malic acid. Malic acid sets your muscles into energy-efficient mode. It boosts athletic performance by allowing your body to make ATP more efficiently. Endurance training requires more malic acid. Malic acid also improves the body's conversion of food into fuel.
• Acai berries are a leading source of resveratrol, an antioxidant that can protect the tiny energy-producing factories inside your cells known as mitochondria.
• Hidden within green tea, spinach, and other vegetable sources is a unique, potent antioxidant found in green tea - pyrroloquinoline quinone (also known as PQQ). More than just a shield for mitochondria, PQQ actually boosts the formation of new mitochondria.
• Think of ATP as energy in dollars - the cost for your body to perform various metabolic processes. Some processes are more expensive (require more ATP) while some are cheaper (require less ATP). There's a special group of vegetables, some of which are include in Greenergy (peas, spinach, broccoli), that help muscles use less ATP to produce the same amount of work. Consider it a discount on muscle use. This works wonders for exercise performance because it lowers oxygen use. This delays exhaustion and improves muscular endurance. (Your sets will get longer and longer.)
More on Mitochondria...
If you're an endurance athlete, you likely have a lot of mitochondria in your muscles - much more than your typical strength trainer. You can make the most of all the mitochondria found in your cells by making them work more efficiently. The secret: veggies. Some veggies are a good source of dietary nitrates. Nitrates may sound like a villain to your health (processed meat may ring a bell) but they are naturally found in many of the healthy foods we eat and can actually help.
It turns out that athletes who consume nitrates before an activity need to use less oxygen to do more work. If you're a cyclist or marathon runner, this message is for you. Nitrates boost the quality of your mitochondria and, thus, your endurance performance. It can delay the point at which you reach exhaustion by 15%.
You'll notice in the ingredients list of Greenergy that alpha lipoic acid is included (as well as spinach, an excellent source of alpha lipoic acid). This fatty acid repairs mitochondria that may be damaged and increases ATP (energy) production. This potent antioxidant also regenerates other antioxidants, such as vitamin C and E.
Combining Greenergy with ProEnergy won't give you a sudden, short-term "kick". We are talking about sustained, prolonged energy here. It's the kind of energy that keeps you fully awake all day long. No sluggish sessions. It's the kind of energy that you need for optimal exercise performance.
Ginseng, for example, is an adaptogen that supports a steady rise in energy levels. Rhodiola rosea reduces stress fatigue. Maca has energy-boosting nutrients, including certain B vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Like ginseng and rhodiola, it is an adaptogen that helps the body adapt to stressful situations and, thus, reduce fatigue.
The blue-green fresh water algae known as spirulina aids digestion and is an excellent source of vitamin B12 to aid metabolism and keep your body running smoothly.
Greenergy® provides the equivalent of 5-7 servings of antioxidant rich, nutrient packed vegetables in one scoop. Not only will it help you meet your fruit and vegetable quote for the day. Adding a scoop of Greenergy to your ProEnergy shake boosts your energy and performance naturally. Get the most out of your workout with this healthy, simple recipe. No rinsing, peeling, or juicing fruits required. It's as easy as that!
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