So I am out of my usual Vega protein that I really love. I have a tub of Garden Of Life though so I check to see what else I had. There it was… some Vega Accelerator. The simple equation hit me, add the two and maybe, just maybe, it’d taste like a creamsicle. Vanilla and tropical flavors should at least be close right? It worked and I am a friggin genius! (just kidding, not kidding)
Recovery done right!!
2 cups water
1 scoop Vega recovery accelerator (tropical)
1 scoop Garden of Life raw protein (vanilla)
6 ice cubes
Shake it up and BAM!! Liquid gold!
One of the absolutely most amazing benefits to eating plant based, for me at least, is the fact my recovery is virtually non existent!
I am not an elite runner.
There are many days I don’t get out for a run. When I do, it sometimes causes me soreness for days after.
On January 1st I did a small 5 mile jaunt and expected to not be pain free for 3-4 days. Here we are on day 3 and I’m good to go.
The only thing I have done differently over the past few months is go plant based. I’m no scientist but to me 2+2=4 here.
I have trained in others ways. I’ve done hours of burpees, I’ve created crossfit like workouts and more. My recovery on all of it is half of what it used to be.
Because of this, it’s time to continue pushing to see what the new thresh hold may be.
Yes, I take a couple supplements. They are all plant based though with no junk added to them. One is a daily shake to up my greens intake. The other is a hemp based protein exclusively for recovery purposes.
Blown away by the small changes and am excited to see where training can go from here.
We’ve all seen the rows and rows of energy drink cans in your local convenience store. You’ve got your Monster, your Red Bull and whatever energy drink is trendy that week. Hell, most convenience stores have a cheap version they made and market themselves, there is no lack of artificial energy for sure. You may have even seen a can of Kill Cliff in the same display case, right where it should not be!
Why do I say that it shouldn’t be there? For one, it is not an energy drink! This is what Kill Cliff is…
taken from killcliff.com: Kill Cliff is what happened when a Navy SEAL grew tired of popping pills to recover from his daily workouts. His idea was to replace them with a natural recovery drink – tastier than pills and hopefully better for you too. The result is a blend designed to be just that including Ginger Root, Green Tea Extract, Milk Thistle, Ginseng Root Powder and an enzyme mix of Amylase, Beta Gluconase, Bromelain, Invertase, Lipase, Protease 4.5, and Serrapeptase as well as B, C and E Vitamins.
Secondly, this stuff is not rife with sugar and empty calories. It was formulated specifically for the company, by experts, to bring to the market a product that helps recovery, not hinders you with unnecessary ingredients. I know it’s huge in the CrossFit world, just google Kill Cliff and you will see tons of boxes either selling it or talking it up.