Fuel Your Fall Workouts with Nutrient-Rich Plant Milks
Do you plan on spending all your spare time at the gym this fall? Are you getting started on your fitness journey and don’t know where to begin? Are you thinking of moving to a plant-based diet but worried it’ll impact your fitness goals?
Whatever your plan, situation, and the questions you're asking about Plant Milks and fitness, we will try and answer and address them all here.
The good news is that you don't need to drink colossal protein shakes before or after your workouts. Nor do you need to eat o a steak or a massive plate of chicken wings to refuel after hitting the gym.
Plant Milks are a body-loving blessing that will keep powering you though your fall workouts as you pursue your fitness goals.
Ready to learn more about why Plant Milks’ nutritional benefits make them perfect for fueling your fall workouts? Kick back with your favorite Plant Milk drink and read on!
Why Are Plant Milks So Good for Fall Workouts?
1. Your stamina will be improved
Plant Milks, in general, but particularly Unsweetened Oat Milk, are an excellent source of low glycemic index carbohydrates.
That means that if you enjoy a glass of Oat Milk before heading to the gym or use Oat Milk as the base in your pre-workout smoothie, you'll get the energy from the oats released steadily over a more extended period. If you're planning on a marathon gym session or taking a long hike in the hills or along the beach, this is a way better scenario than getting a quick boost followed by a crash.
2. They’ll leave you feeling light – while you lift heavy
What's your biggest challenge when fueling your body before heading to the gym?
If the answer is finding something that delivers substantial nutrition but doesn’t leave you feeling like a cow on roller skates, then you’re not alone. But Plant Milk can help you wave goodbye to the days of drinking a protein shake or a glass of dairy milk before heading to the gym and feeling sick almost as soon as you get started.
Plant Milk is lighter on your stomach than dairy milk, and your body finds it easier to digest, leaving you feeling fresh and energized ahead of an intense fall workout.
3. Plant Milks are packed with protein
Anyone who has ever told a friend they're going plant-based has been asked the question that's almost become cliché: “But where will you get your protein?”
If you’ve been worried about that yourself, then worry no longer. Plant Milks are packed with protein to help ensure you give your muscles the fuel you need both before and after your fall workouts.
And even better, when you choose an Elmhurst Plant Milk, our unique HydroRelease™ method means you get more of the nutritional value from the nut (or oat), with no synthetic proteins or other ingredients added.
You get the most protein bang for your buck from our Unsweetened Almond Milk but will find at least two grams of protein per serving in our Plant Milks.
4. You’ll get all the potassium you need to boost and optimize your body performance
As well as protein, nuts and oats are packed with potassium, which is essential for cell function. It also does vital jobs like regulating our heartbeat, ensuring our muscles function correctly, and ensuring our body can efficiently use the proteins and carbohydrates we consume.
With so many boxes checked, it’s starting to look like Plant Milk is the ideal choice for fueling your fall workout sessions!
5. Plant Milks can help you stay hydrated for longer
Ultimately, the most vital thing we need to achieve during any workout is staying hydrated. Thankfully, choosing Plant Milk or using it as the base for your gym drink won't leave you needing to take along an extra bottle of water or a sports drink.
That's because many Plant Milks – and our Unsweetened Almond Milk lead the way as the best Plant Milk for hydration – contain natural calcium as well as potassium. These minerals work as electrolytes to keep your body as hydrated as it should be.
5 Phenomenal Plant Recipes to Improve Your Fall Workouts – and Recovery!
Now that you know a little about why Plant Milk can be so helpful for your fall workouts, let’s look at five great-tasting, nutrient-rich recipes you can use to do just that – all made with your favorite Elmhurst Plant Milk!
1. Banana Bread Smoothie
This Banana Bread Smoothie recipe is a real gym-goers' treat – and all you need to do is throw everything in a blender for a minute or so.
It also works brilliantly as a decadent dessert if you add mini chocolate chips or other tasty toppings!
2. Mixed Berry Smoothie
Our Vegan Mixed Berry Smoothie is one of our most popular recipes. Energizing and an ideal breakfast as well as fuel ahead of your workout, you can make this one in minutes before heading to the gym or multiply the volumes in the recipe to create a batch for the whole family to enjoy.
4. Sweet Potato Protein Brownies
If you prefer to feel like you've had something more substantial to eat before hitting the gym, or you want a sweeter treat to reward yourself while giving your body what it needs to recover from a sweaty session, try these Sweet Potato Protein Brownies.
You’ll need a couple of hours to make them – but we promise they’re worth the wait!
5. Matcha Chia Pudding
While we call this recipe a pudding, we’re not going to tell anyone if you decide to have it for breakfast, lunch, or keep it purely to eat as a right before or right after the gym snack!
Power Through your Fall Workouts with Nutrient-Rich Plant Milks from Elmhurst!
Thanks to our unique HydroRelease™ method, our Plant Milks provide more nutritional value than other shop-bought brands and contain none of the hidden (often nasty) additives!