Turmeric, Mango + Vanilla Shake
Turmeric known as curcumin has a long history of in Ayurvedic medicine, as a treatment for anti-inflammatory conditions such as reducing pain, swelling and cramping around your period. Investing in good quality turmeric powder and adding it to shakes post work out will help with any recovery. I like to recommend this to clients who enjoy high-intensity training and may struggle with some low mood. Curcumin found in turmeric is shown to increase serotonin and dopamine
Black Pepper Adding a touch of turmeric increases nutrient absorption of turmeric. It works by stimulating the digestive enzymes of the pancreas and enhancing digestion. So amazing in your morning smoothies! Turmeric has become known as an alternative pain medication for osteoarthritis, injury, repairing bone, and Inflammatory bowel disease. I have been recommending Turmeric to my clients in their morning protein smoothies or post work out.
Protein is essential. Especially whilst doing any form of exercise and certainly when your body requires more energy such as high-intensity training, moving house or preparing for a baby to arrive.
Protein builds and repairs muscle and transports used hormones, so is essential not only for men but for women, especially during the first phase of your cycle day 1 - 14.
If you are not sensitive to dairy then whey protein would be the prefered option - post-training. This will help to rebuild and repair tissue and muscle.
Women need not be fearful of bulking up and putting on more weight when they eat breakfast and eat at the right times. Starving your body and training will only deprive your body of the energy it needs to train. In turn, this will lead to your body holding onto the food you eat as fuel. Protein transports hormones and enzymes and is involved in almost every function in the body. This is essential for energy. You will find increasing your protein intake will help you focus more throughout the day and help tone your body.
Energy boosting morning alternative to coffee in the morning!
1 tsp of organic turmeric
1 cup of milk & 1/4 cup of water 1 vanilla pod
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 a banana
A handful of frozen mango
20g scoop of plant-based protein powder
Pinch of black pepper
Half a small finger worth of fresh minced ginger
Blitz into a blender. Add fresh mint and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.