Do you work out early in the morning or as soon as you get home at the end of the day? Are you looking for an easy-to-digest drink idea that will give you the energy you need to surpass yourself? Think of maple water!
This slightly and naturally sweetened water is worth trying: it contains 25 calories per 250 ml, which corresponds to a concentration of 2.5% in carbohydrates (compared to 6-8% for sports drinks). It is therefore suitable for a light yoga-style workout, or for a short training (<1 hour). You will notice that the texture is slightly smoother than plain water, and nutritionally, it contains bioactive compounds including polyphenols, vitamins and minerals such as manganese, zinc, potassium and riboflavin.
* Note that these compounds are found in greater quantities in maple syrup, which is maple water in a concentrated version!
Make sure that the maple water you buy has NAPSI Certification, which means:
NATURAL: comes directly from the sap of the tree
AUTHENTIC: no GMOs or added ingredients
PURE: no additives or preservatives
STERILE: process which guarantees the absence of microorganisms or potentially pathogenic elements
INTEGRAL: quality control during bottling
For your more vigorous workouts lasting more than an hour, we recommend that you use maple water in your smoothies. Here is a recipe developed in collaboration with Marikym Hervieux, which was very popular during the After Work Yoga & Smoothies Evening, Lolë-Oïkos. This recipe contains, among other things, chai tea.
Why chai green tea
For its comforting and stimulating taste thanks to spices such as cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and pepper and / or chili! Also because tea contains a moderate amount of caffeine (about 50 mg per 250 ml of brewed tea), which is three times less than for the same amount of coffee, and eight times less than the maximum daily dose suggested by Health Canada (which suggests not to exceed 400mg / day = 8 cups).
Caffeine is known to stimulate the central nervous system, reduce glycogen use and the perception of fatigue in long-term endurance sports. Green tea is also recognized for its anti-oxidant power, which makes this infusion very interesting on a daily basis!