BCAA slushie (iBCAA from myprotein)

Phew-eee it’s hot today! Not complaining, like. It’s lovely.
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What better on a warm day than icecream? Or sorbet? Or a tall glass of slushie? Yeah… except that I’m dieting for a bodybuilding show.

Hang on… there’s a way to get your aminos in and enjoy a summertime slushie treat, y’know. Just make a BCAA (or iBCAA in this case) ice slush drink! It’s easy as 1-2-3.
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Gather your ice, your water, your BCAAs. I used these iBCAAs from myprotein, they’re a new product and in “berry blast” flavour which is a sweet/sharp berry combo taste.

Put it all in your blender.

Blend it up.

Pop it in a glass, grab a straw, take a break in the sunshine and enjoy.

Return to work feeling refreshed and full of amino acids. (And ice)

The myprotein iBCAAs are basically instantised BCAAs (branch chain amino acids) which you mix in with water – easier and tastier than taking a load of tablets/capsules and very refreshing in this weather. If you’re watching your sweetener intake, you should know that it’s sweetened with Sucralose.

You can have them during the day, intra-training or they’d be a great choice if you’re someone who does fasted training/fasted cardio, too. On days when I take the dog out for a powerwalk before breakfast, I make sure I have two things: BCAAs, and a black coffee.

This product gives a 2:1:1 ratio of isoleucine, valine and leucine (the current mega-star of the amino world) – amino acids which can’t be synthesised by our bodies.

How do you beat the heat?

BCAA slushie (iBCAA from myprotein) is a post from The Fit Writer blog.

Nicola Joyce – the Fit Writer – is a freelance copywriter and journalist who writes for the sport and fitness industry. Her main website is here.

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4 Responses to BCAA slushie (iBCAA from myprotein)

  1. Tara says:

    That’s a great idea! I miss my BCAAs 😦

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  2. Dedicated you are! I had a smoothie with shakeology for breakfast, ick.
    http://katrinemartine.wordpress.com/

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