Top Fuel Essentials for Vegan Athletes

Top Fuel Essentials for Vegan Athletes

Let’s face it: fitness motivation doesn’t always come from within. Sometimes you need that extra push. If you don’t have an imaginary drill sergeant motivating you throughout the day, here are a couple go-to vegan products that will inspire you to get up and go! Who would pass up an extra boost to help you through the listless first miles of your run or the brutal last reps at the gym?

Energy:

Before your workout or when you’re on the go, have a Rise energy bar. Rise bars provide the perfect combination of delicious fruits and nuts, and come in a great variety of flavors from coconut acai to apricot goji. I don’t mind working out if I have a Rise bar to snack on between HIIT intervals.

LÄRABARs are also available in a variety of flavors from blueberry muffin to coconut cream. Fun fact: the blueberry muffin bars resemble blueberry muffin batter in texture as well as in taste. That’s all you really need to know.

Let’s not forget the hard-core cardio junkies who need an extra boost during those long runs or bike rides. Slip a pouch of PocketFuel Nut Butter Blend into your pocket. All of the nut blends are vegan except for the Chia Goji & Honey blend.

Hydration:

For hydration during your workout, Búcha live kombucha is amazing. The guava mango and blood orange Búchas are incredibly refreshing and it’s hard not to be motivated when you’re off to the gym with one of these snazzy glass bottles in hand. 

SHOTS, anyone? To boost your energy and metabolism, take a shot of Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar at the beginning of your day. Chase it with water or any type of juice. If you prefer mixed drinks, just mix it with the juice. Your body will thank you!

Off on a jog or a bike ride? Shake up a bottle of water with a packet of Vega Sport Sugar-Free Energizer! Even when you begin your jog feeling sluggish, Vega Sport will hydrate and energize you with every sip—you’ll want to the run that extra mile.

Let’s not forget about our good friend, Coconut Water. Coconut water is perfect for hydration when you’re on the trail, at the gym, or in your living room. It will teleport you to a tropical paradise—how refreshing!

Protein:

Protein after a workout is essential for restoring your energy and replenishing your muscles. Take a Probar Base Bar (20 grams of protein) or Vega Sport Protein Bar (15 grams of protein) with you in your gym bag for quick post-workout protein. Both bars look and taste like candy bars, so no excuses!

If you’re a fitness fanatic who also happens to be a cookie addict, Lenny & Larry’s The Complete Cookie is perfect for you. With 16 grams of protein in these completely moist, chewy and delicious cookies, why would you ever eat any other cookie? Eat cookies and grow muscles—not a bad way to go, right?

Make a smoothie or shake with Vega Sport’s clean vegan protein powder. Blend it with fruit and your favorite vegan milk. You can also mix it with soy, coconut, or almond yogurt for a breakfast that will keep you feeling full until lunch time. With 26 grams of protein, you won’t only feel full—you’ll feel energized! You might even be able to break the coffee habit.

For the ladies, Perfect Fit protein is another wonderful option for plant- based protein. Include it in smoothies, muffins, cookies, and pancakes. You can get creative with this wonderful protein powder. Each serving contains 15 grams of protein!

Don’t have a blender or shaker? Grab an Orgain Vegan Nutritional Shake. Try sweet vanilla bean or smooth chocolate for 16 grams of plant protein.

Svelte organic protein shakes are wonderful for protein and energy. Feeling tired? Svelte shakes will pick you up with every sip.

There you go: energy, hydration, and protein found in a variety of delicious vegan products. Who needs a trainer when you have food to motivate you?

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