Confession: I used to be a meathead. Keyword: Used to. Seriously…it was an obsession. I would not eat anything unless it had at least 10 grams of protein, and I ate 150 grams of protein a day. Nowadays I average about 100 grams of protein with three meals and one snack all high in protein. I honestly do not know how I did it. What I do remember was eating LOTS of protein-filled “treats” like homemade protein poptarts and protein powder mug cakes (and things of the likes). They seemed delicious and nutritious at the time—if only I knew then what I know now.
The sad fact is, most of the protein powders on the market today are everything but nutritious. Sure, grass-fed whey and egg white protein powder are healthier alternatives for up-ing your protein intake, but they lack the vitamins and minerals found in meat and poultry.
Unfortunately, with our busy, modern-day lives, sometimes we desperately need pre & post workout nutrition on the go. With that said, I have GREAT news for you all! The recently launched brand Rootz Nutrition has changed the supplement game! Rootz offers both pre- and post-workout superfood powders that will help fueling for, and recovering from, your intense workouts.
The pre-workout combines plant-based ingredients including teas, roots, and fruit powders to create a perfect supplement. These superfoods stimulate energy and metabolism while preventing and healing inflammation.
The post-workout is nothing short of amazing, either. By combining three different types of proteins, two forms of electrolytes, greens, and superfoods, you are sure to get all of your post-workout nutrition needs in.
I was lucky enough to be able to sample these new products, and I am so excited to share what I think of them:
I mixed the pre-workout with 12 oz. of water (as recommended). Rootz is a lot thicker than the pre-workouts I’m used to—that’s because it’s made with REAL food and not just caffeine mixed with artificial flavors / sweeteners. The day that I tried this for the first time, I was SUPER tired. Even though I didn’t finish the entire drink, I was still filled with energy by the time my workout came!
The first time I tried Rootz protein blend, I used the recommended 12 oz. of almond milk. Alone, the shake was decent and reminded me of other plant-based protein shakes that I have had. There is a slight banana flavor, but it reminds me of a vanilla shake for the most part. Just like the pre-workout, it was thicker, but it is also filled with tons of superfoods. The drink filled me up until I could get my post-workout meal in, and that’s a big thing I look for in a protein shake! My second time using it was in the chunky monkey smoothie bowl to follow, and this recipe is my FAVORITE way to enjoy Rootz’s post-workout!
Be sure to try out Rootz for yourself to reap the benefits of these amazing products!!! You can use my coupon code “ellieeats” on your order for 10% off! And once your powders arrive, be sure to try the most delicious Chunky Monkey Smoothie Bowl recipe found below. 🙂