I’m loving this alkalizing, nitrate-rich green drink. Dietary nitrates found in greens are known to boost athletic performance. Yes, you heard that right! Leafy green veggies such as arugula, spinach, basil, grasses and collards may help you go harder in your HIIT workouts.
Juice from ½ lemon or 1 Tbsp lemon juice concentrate
Mix until dissolved. I use my mini frother, which works great for breaking up clumps.
Greens and Athletic Performance
If you’ve ever done a high-intensity interval training workout, you likely remember that “sucking some wind” feeling. However, when exercisers consumed nitrates three hours before a sprint cycling routine, they experienced a blood-flow boost to their muscles while they workout out. After five weeks of eating greens pre-sweat, the cyclists increased their fast-twitch muscle fibers — the ones that help you to run fast, react quickly, and jump high.
The more greens you eat, the easier it is to sustain short bursts of all-out effort, likely due to their ability to dilate blood vessels and boost blood flow to your muscles.