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
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
and order it, or sign up and order a
case. And I would love your feedback. Guaranteed, youíll have a
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
- 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
- Magnesium (250mg): crush them up, store them
in a container; add a little over half a teaspoon to your
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
Now youíre on your way to a leaner, stronger, healthier you.