These 5-minute drinks will help supercharge your workout


These 5-minute drinks will help supercharge your workout

Diet guru Namita Jain opened her pandora’s box for us

By Hasina Khatib  February 22nd, 2017

Wipe that Pringles dust off your mouth and listen: it isn’t too late to restart your fitness resolutions for the year. Need a little pick-me-up to power you beyond the first five minutes of your workout? We lassoed in dietician and author of The Four-Week Countdown Diet, Namita Jain, for a little extra help. Cue these DIY smoothies that you can whip up in less than five minutes.


While working out

Shut down your selfie cam and instead, use those stolen breaks in between reps to refuel. Before you head to the gym, boil a pitcher of water with a sprig of lemon grass. Once cooled, add lemon and honey (sorry, no sugar for you) to taste. Finish off with some mint leaves to cool down your heated muscles and flush out toxins. 


After working out

Don’t let those hunger pangs undo all the hours you put in at the gym. Blitz together banana cubes, one tablespoon of yoghurt, one teaspoon honey and five almonds in the blender. Bananas are potassium-heavy and almonds pack in a hearty nutrient punch; together, they will power you through the day. 


Before working out

Your mind may take some convincing to hit the gym, but prepping your body is thankfully easier. Throw together diced carrot and orange slices in the blender. Add some ginger shavings and honey to satiate your sweet tooth. This little baby will flood your body with beta-carotenean antioxidant that helps oxygenate the blood and body tissues, thereby increasing your stamina and energy for a long session on the treadmill.