Green Tea X50

Green Tea still being top of most people’s healthy drink list .  I am not sure about you but I physically cannot stomach Green Tea, the taste is well, to be polite, awful.  I have tried the ready flavoured, the flavour yourself and plain and no matter how much I tried to convince myself they still tasted awful.

Green Tea X50 from Tribeca Health is something totally different.  Available in 9 different flavours: Mango, Peach, Raspberry, Lemon and Ginger, Tropical, Passionfruit, Original, Pina Colada and Chocolate there really is something to suit everyone’s taste buds.  Supplied in single serving sachets of powder which you simply add to chilled water and shake it could not be more convenient.

Each serving of X50 has the polyphenol equivalent of up to 20 cups of regular green tea, it is gluten free and vegan friendly.  Containing electrolytes and essential amino acids and vitamin C, X50 is the perfect after workout drink repairing your body efficiently, perfect for busy lifestyles on the go.

Helping you along with any detox, increasing your energy and metabolism, burning fat, and aiding digestion the benefits from these little sachets are immense.  Just 1 a day and you will feel amazing and containing only 10 calories per sachet where can you go wrong?

Originally lauched and widely available in Australian Health Clubs and Spas X50 was introduced to me by my best friend, who on a visit was drinking this very odd looking liquid, on questioning what it was she promptly disappeared to mix me my own little cocktail and then my love for it started.  I cannot believe that the dreaded Green Tea is the main make up of this drink as it tastes so good and when you put that with the massive health benefits X50 has become part of my every day routine.

For the last year or so my friend has shipped X50 to me, but now thankfully it is available to order within the UK so gone are my huge shipping costs.

http://www.greenteax50.co.uk

 

 

Perfect Start to a Day

What an absolutely perfect start to my day.

4am wake up, well 4.10am after 2 snooze hits….zzzzzzzzz, not being 100% sure what the weather would be doing I slid out of bed with trepidation.  Dry outside, well that was a bonus and my phone telling me it was 2 degrees, not too cold.
I started the day with a 30 minute easy pace run from my training plan, whilst I still struggle staying in easy I did do loads better and got 65% within Zone 2 (easy), and 34% in zone 3 (steady).  I ran for 37 minutes, covered 3.69 miles and had a pace of 10.07 min/mile.  It was fresh outside, cooler than I expected and a little slippy underfoot in places but I had a great run.

I am not quite sure whether it is the lure on tonight’s pancakes and wanting to be able to eat them and not feel guilty, the red wine I intend to drink later, (pre birthday treat), the meal tomorrow night at my mom and dads, hopefully with cake, the deep seated desire not to have to get the bus or just sheer madness that pushed me to make the decision to walk to work.  Whatever is was I am so glad that I did, I got to see the most incredible sunrise, heard the birds singing and just gave myself the best possible start to the day.

My walk covered 4.05 miles in exactly 1 hour at a pace of 14.51 min/mile and I spent 53% in Zone 2, how does that work then?

I really have set myself up for a great day, I feel, revived, calm and extremely happy.
Just goes to show that exercise really does release happy endorphins, here’s to a truly great day. x

Fats Me Up Smoothie

What a fab start to any day.

Nutritious, filling and so tasty. 

My son just loves this smoothie frozen as as lollipop. (Little does he know it contains his arch enemy The Avocado!!)

Taken from Joe Wicks, Lean In 15.  It is one of his low carb recipies perfect for your rest days.

It surprises me that a liquid drink can actually full you up and keep you full until lunch time and without the addition of any nasty bulking agents. 

100% natural and fresh so all of the nutrients from the avocado, Greek yogurt, limes and fruits are at their best.