Even before you plan your next workout bout, before you put on those knee-high socks and don a shirt with a call to action slogan, first, call up a little tiny scoop of something zingy and fruity from Rootz Nutrition. This raspberry lemonade powder goes into a glass, stir stir stir, then down the hatch. BOOM. It's a superfood powder packed with energizing herbs and natural foods to get your motors running and your brain humming. Your next workout just got some paleo-friendly wings, no silvery-blue can required.
We've all tried the blue and silver can by now, right? It's not horrible stuff, but then again, it is made with some well-known uppity additions, not to mention some obligatory sugars and of course the artificial colors and flavors. Not that great, after all. Something better was bound to come along.
Now, what if someone hip to to the paleo lifestyle built an energy drink from the ground up? Indeed, along came a guy named Harrison, who made that very energy drink: a paleo-friendly pre-workout energy boost made from real ingredients. He called his company Rootz, and it was only after years of experimenting with ingredients and ratios and flavors until it was just right, just perfect, and perfectly energizing. One flavor, one recipe, one perfect way to set yourself up for a great exercise routine.
Harrison started his blend with some energizers like Yerba Mate and Guarana. Next up, some metabolism support, like citrus, green tea, and yohimbe. All of these are great for perking up your system without a hyper-stimulating and uncomfortable buzz.
This raspberry lemonade flavor comes only from real fruit, with extra zing from a bit of the anti-inflammatory root ginger and some turmeric.
Rounding out the whole package are superfoods, because they just go great with everything. Berries, maca root, bee pollen, and royal jelly. Together, they not only help with that workout, but they can leave a sense of well-being that lasts for hours.
Here is the whole laundry list of real ingredients in this Energizing-Superfood:
First, this can simply be stirred into water. It will need to be stirred rather vigorously, as the real food ingredients can be tricky to dissolve with ease. Shaker bottle, perhaps?
You can also add this powder to a quick pre-workout fruit smoothie, light on the stomach but with some simple nutrition to make sure you're on top of your game.
From Harrison, the founder of Rootz: "The inspiration for Rootz came when I had taken up the Paleolithic diet in 2011, and was left with virtually no options for pre and post-workout supplementation. I began to realize that most of the products on the market were loaded with chemicals and artificial ingredients, often times dangerous, and almost never Paleo-approved.
One morning while I was a student in Ann Arbor, Michigan, I decided to try a little experiment. I went to a local health food shop, and bought a bunch of different ingredients to make my own pre and post-workout supplements. That first batch I made on day one left a lot to be desired, but it had ignited my mission to create my own pre and post-workout supplements made from real, wholesome foods.
After four years of extensive research, testing, tweaking, and feedback, I am confident in saying that I have come up with the best tasting, healthiest, and most importantly, most effective pre and post-workout nutritional supplements available. Now, I want to share them with you. I hope you enjoy."