It’s a new year and many of us have new year’s resolutions! This year I am focusing on my health! Last year was a pretty healthy year for me, but this year I am stepping it up in my health game! I want to eat cleaner than I did before, workout more often and be more positive! Who’s with me?
As far as my workout routine goes, I have used Gnarly Nutrition products in the past. Now that I am dairy free, I wanted to test out some of their dairy-free options. Gnarly Nutrition sent me some products that I have been using to help me with my workouts and keeping my body powdered, energized and hydrated! I am really impressed with their clean workout supplements – A+!
Why You Need Protein
Did you know that protein is responsible for muscles, hair, hormones, blood sugar levels, connective tissue, enzymes, metabolism… and more? Protein is an essential for you and me. Everyone from the average joe to the weight lifter needs protein.
Protein is used in every single cell in our body. I told you it was important!
Gnarly Vegan Feast – Vicious Vanilla
This vegan protein powder is awesome! It goes well in smoothies or in my (non dairy) milk. I prefer it in the mornings when I don’t have a sit down breakfast. It keeps me full and satisfied so I don’t snack during the day.
The protein packed ingredients in the Gnarly Vegan Feast include: pea protein, chia protein, and cranberry protein. It definitely is packed with protein, but also has a ton of daily vitamins and minerals. It is a plant based protein powder than provides the fuel of protein, without the whey. I’m not vegan, but dairy has a terrible effect on my tummy, that’s why this vegan protein powder rocks! Whey-free!
Why You Need BCAA
Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) are amino acids Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine. BACCs increase muscle, help you lose fat and strengthen the immune system. These amino acids are great for the gym-goer because they are proven to reduce muscle soreness and recovery time. BCAA’s make those new New Years Resolution daily workouts easier – because you are not limping around being sore each day!
Gnarly BCAA – Berry Lemonade
I am no body builder, but I find BCAAs to be a nice addition to my diet when I do workout. I especially like using Gnarly BCAAS powder when we go on ski trips. When we are up in the mountains for a week long vacation, I don’t want to skip out on a ski day because my legs are achy – I want to be skiing! This BCAA powder really has a great affect on my muscle recovery time!
Clean sports nutrition is Gnarly’s catch-phrase and this stuff fits right in! I choose this over others because it is cleaner! There are no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. It is non-GMO, soy-free, gluten free and vegan. The Berry Lemonade tastes great simply mixed with water!
Why You Need to Hydrate
Everyone knows water is important, right? But did you know staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy? Water can combat fatigue, reduce high blood pressure. help allergies, aid weight loss, flush out unwanted bacteria and more. Water with electrolytes is even better! Electrolytes are minerals that carry electrical charge – sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphate. Any time you lose fluids, you also lose electrolytes. Drinking electrolyte water prevents dehydration, making it a good solution for when you sweat.
Gnarly Hydrate – Passion Fruit
Instead of sugary sports drinks, I prefer to get electrolytes in a less sugary format. Gnarly Hydrate is packed with electrolytes and B vitamins to keep the body sufficiently hydrated and energized. The individual packets are handy to use, whether I am working out or just staying hydrated around the house. Again, just like all the Gnarly products – it is free of the bad stuff! It has no GMO’s, artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners!