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Pre- and post-workout nutrition are two of the most important components to a successful fitness routine, if not the most important. When it comes to powering up—and recovering right—you need a smart combination of nutrients.
The pre-workout morning shake consists of iced coffee, milk, whey protein, plus a squeeze of SPLENDA ZERO® Liquid Sweetener. Milk provides the body with its main source of energy: carbohydrates. Whey protein helps support your muscles during strenuous exercise, and the coffee can give you a boost of energy from the natural caffeine. Adding SPLENDA ZERO® Liquid Sweetener is a great way to get that extra sweetness without loading up on unnecessary calories, carbs, and sugar.
After a workout, your body—and muscles—are depleted and require nutrients to rebuild. The post-workout shake consists of whey protein, unsweetened almond milk, flaxseed oil, a large banana, plus a squeeze of SPLENDA ZERO®. Banana and whey are the carbohydrate and protein balance to ensure rapid muscular recovery—especially after a tough workout. Unsweetened almond milk is added for texture and a thicker consistency, and flaxseed oil provides a small dose of healthy fats to regulate the body’s hormone levels. A squeeze of SPLENDA ZERO® adds sweetness without adding calories, carbs, and sugar.