What do I need before I start?
Consume easily digestible forms of carbohydrates before each workout as a means of raising blood sugar.
The best source of simple carbohydrates such as glucose and fructose are fruit and sprouted seeds. When seeds are sprouted, their starch components convert to sugar. The body cannot make use of starch without first converting it into sugar. The sprouting process does it for us, saving our body energy and significantly improving ability. Sprouted buckwheat is a particularly good whole food fuel for peak athletic performance.
When fueling up for longer workouts make sure to consume a small amount of protein, soluble fiber, and fat. This will help slow the rate at which carbohydrate will be realized into the blood stream, there by allowing its energy being spread over a longer period of time. Simply put this approach will increase endurance
Sprouted grains like buckwheat, for example, contain 20% protein and a small amounts of soluble fiber for staying powder. Dates supply the simple carbohydrate for an ideal pre-workout formula. The ideal ratio of carbohydrate to protein to ensure optimal energy release for a longer workout is about 3:1. Meaning that the pre-workout snack should contain 3 grams of carbohydrate of every gram of protein.
Alkalizing Lemon Lime Sports Drink
2 large Medjool dates
2 cups coconut water
1 tsp coconut oil
Juice from ½ lemon
Juice from ¼ lime
Sea salt to taste
If you prefer your drink smooth, strain out any pulp from the lemon and lime.
Blend all the ingredients together in a blender