For an athlete, deciding what sports drink, protein shake, or supplement to take is a big decision when it comes down to how they want to perform. Working out and being dedicated in the gym is a great way for an athlete to take their game up to the next level. In addition, an athlete should learn the correct way to not only take their supplements, but MAKE their supplements as well. In this article, you will be able to find the best way to make a sports drink in 7 steps.
How To Make Your Own Sport Drink
Determine Your Goals
No matter what sport you’re playing in, you need to find out what your goals are and also determine your time horizon. An individual doesn’t have to find their goals on their own; they can reach out to a professional or a coach to help them with that. Either way, to get to the next steps in this process, you need to determine what your goals are, how you’re going to reach your goals, and in what time you do you want to complete those goals.
Choose The Correct Supplement
This decision can be a huge decision for anything athlete. The best way to find out what supplement you should be taking is by reaching out to a professional, and finding out what would fit your needs the best. Depending on what sport you’re in, will also depend on what supplement you should be taking. If you are trying to gain weight, then you should be take something that has a lot protein, carbohydrates, and calories to help you meet your goals. Again, the best way to find the right supplement is to follow step 1 and determine your goals, and to a health food store near you to find the right answers.
Purchase A Blender
If you don’t already have a blender, then you need to go out and purchase some sort of blender. Whether it is a Magic Bullet or another high line blender, this is a serious step that will take your sports drink from okay to extraordinary. Find the best blender that fits your needs, and be sure that it will be durable enough because you will be using it at least three times a day. The most convenient, durable, and least expensive blender would be the Magic Bullet.
This step in the process will be right before you start to make your sports drink. However, you want to go back to step one and determine what goals you are trying to make. The best way to get the most out of your sports drink is by adding other supplements into the mix. You can add l glutamine powder, amino acids, peanut butter, fruit, ice cream, yogurt, etc. into the mix as well. L glutamine and amino acids will help your muscles recover faster, and can be purchased at any health store. Peanut butter, fruit, and others are essential in making your sports drink taste like a true smoothie.
Now you’re getting to an essential part of the process that must be done in the correct order. You want to make sure you put the water, milk, or whatever liquid you will be using to mix your sports drink in first. This is a huge part of the process because the sports drink will not come out right if you do it in the incorrect order. After you add the liquid in then you can add the protein, and be sure to blend those two right away for about 10 to 20 seconds. This will start the process of making your sports drink the best you’ve ever tasted.
Finishing Your Sports Drink
The next step in the process is when you will be adding the other supplements that you’ve purchased for your sports drink. This would be the L glutamine powder, amino acid powder, peanut butter, fruit, yogurt, ice, etc. that are used to make the drink taste better. Every single one of these supplements is not necessary in making your sports drink. However, the most important one in making your sports drink taste the best is adding ice. After step six you want to absolutely add ice to make sure your drink is at a good temperature. From there you can decide whether or not you want to add or other supplements such as, ice cream, yogurt, fruit (banana or strawberries), peanut butter, or anything else talked about prior in this article.
This is the last step of the process and the most important for your taste buds. You will be enjoying your sports drink to the fullest. After you’re done enjoy your sports drink be sure to rinse out the blender with soap and water as you will be using it multiple times a day, and would like to keep it as clean as possible. There are no skipping steps in this process, but once you get the seven steps down you will be able develop your own system that works best for your goals.
Those are the seven steps in making a delicious but useful sports drink. Working out is key for any athlete if they would like to make it to the next level. However, finding and using the right supplements is another part that will help you meet and exceed your goals. Going back to step one, and figuring out what your goals are will help you determine exactly how many sport drinks you should be consuming a day. If you are trying to gain weight then depending on the supplement you purchase, you could have up to 2 – 3 sports drinks a day. Again, be sure to reach out to a coach or professional to make sure that what you are taking is perfect for you and your goals. Good luck in your future with your goals in the gym and in your sport. The elite level is in your near athletic future. You can reach anything you put your mind to.