First Do No Harm

Sozo Ignite.

A friend of mine who loves multi-level marketing invited me down to see his new energy drink. I was impressed by the ingredients. It has only 45 calories per 8 ounce serving (one bottle) with the only added sweetener is a bit of organic evaporated cane juice and some stevia. What impressed me the most is that it is chock full of antioxidants from blueberries, acai berries, raspberries, grape seed extract, concentrated veggies (broccoli and broccoli sprouts, tomato, carrot, spinach, kale, brussel sprout), and even pomegranate extract. The caffeine it contains comes from the coffee fruit.

This was the most exciting part of the drink. As long as humankind harvested coffee, weíve been throwing away the fruit part and drinking the roasted seed. The fruit happens to be very high in antioxidants; 625 times that of blueberries, and the Sozo people patented a method of extracting and processing the goodness of the actual coffee berry.

Now I would never recommend anyone drinking (or eating) carbs for breakfast. Fruit juices at breakfast seem like something good for the body, but statistics show that they increase your odds of type two diabetes.

However, for those of you who are losing weight (or whoíve purchased my book Rapid Safe Weight Loss) and are making a smoothie before your workouts, adding a can of Sozo Ignite instead of water (or fruit juice) to your smoothie is probably the best darn smoothie you can have (prior to a workout). The carbs are limited; just 14 grams. Mixed with a good whey protein, youíll burn off the carbs in the first fifteen minutes of your workout, but the antioxidants will last you the rest of the day.

I wonít go into how much I dislike MLMs, only to say that the only ones who get rich are the ones who started the companies and a few who got in right away. However, the only way to afford the overpriced products of an MLM is to become a member. Sure, you can pay four bucks a bottle for this stuff, but getting a discount makes the product even more appealing, and this is one of the best; in fact, Iíll just come out and say that so far, itís the best energy drink on the market.

Many of you are aware that kids are killing themselves on the sugary energy drinks available today. Itís refreshing to find an energy drink that is actually good for you.

If you are interested in trying Sozo Ignite (I prefer the Pomegranate version; great for the cardiovascular system), you can go to my link and order it, or sign up and order a case. And I would love your feedback. Guaranteed, youíll have a great workout.

And now Iím going to give you something that only my weight loss readers would normally receive as a bonus for purchasing my book.

Pre Workout Smoothie

You will need a mortar and pestle. I found a great one, made of stone, weighs 15 pounds online. Youíll need to crush up some of the following up, store in containers and add to your smoothie.

  • L-Arginine, L-Citrulline complex and AAKG: crush equal amounts into powder and store in a container. Use one tablespoon per smoothie.
  • TMG (1,000mg) crush, and then strain into a container. The capsules come with a coating that doesnít crush, I'm not sure what it's made of, but you can strain the powder and then toss out the coatings. Use one teaspoon per smoothie.
  • Beta-Alanine: start out small, or youíll get a burning, tingling rush. Start out with just a pinch and work up to half a teaspoon (slowly) in your smoothie. This will build muscle.
  • Magnesium (250mg): crush them up, store them in a container; add a little over half a teaspoon to your smoothie.
  • Creatine: I ordered the CGT-10, a mixture of creatine, glutmine, and taurine. Itís already in powdered form. You can get it at Bodybulding.com. Add two rounded teaspoons to your smoothie.
  • Vitamin C complex (powder): add one teaspoon to the smoothie.
  • The Whey protein I use (Essential Whey Protein) is the best on the market, bar none. You can get it from www.nextfitnessevolution.com. Use one scoop.
  • One tablespoon Maca powder.
  • One 8oz bottle of Sozo Ignite.

Add some ice, shake well, and start your workout within a half hour of finishing your smoothie. Youíll find that with this smoothie, youíll be able to work out longer with a lot less muscle fatigue and a lot more endurance. (For those of you who have coconut milk powder on hand, add a tablespoon of that to your smoothie for even better endurance.)

Post Workout Smoothie

  • One scoop of Essential Whey Protein.
  • Two heaping tablespoons of Omegasentials and 8 ounces of water.
  • One teaspoon to one tablespoon of Maca root powder.

Add some ice, shake thoroughly, and drink within a half hour of your workout.

Now youíre on your way to a leaner, stronger, healthier you.


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