As I begin my fall marathon training, I am excited to be a part of the Generation UCAN family!
Generation UCAN is a great training tool for me as their SuperStarch helps to teach my body to burn fat. Important to avoid hitting that wall in the marathon! Generation UCAN provides steady energy, keeps me lean, and most importantly for me- no stomach distress! Check out Generation UCAN here. They have also just come out with a zero calorie electrolyte drink mix called UCAN Hydrate which I like to drink throughout the day.
Pre-run, I have been using a mix of either the Generation UCAN Tropical Orange or Lemonade (my two favorite flavors) mixed with the Vanilla Protein in a shaker bottle about 45 minutes prior to running. I no longer have to fret about figuring out a pre-run breakfast. Yay!
Immediately after my run I drink a shaker bottle of the Generation UCAN Chocolate Protein to help rebuild my muscles and to continue fat burning. Easy and portable for my drive home or to the gym.
At home, I love to experiment with using UCAN in my breakfast smoothies.
Orange creamsicle recovery smoothie using Tropical Orange Ucan, Vanilla Protein UCAN, 1 banana, almond milk, fresh orange juice, and banana.
On Monday, I participated in a Twitter Chat with some awesome female athletes. UCAN check out the thread here. (see what I did there?)
During the chat, I shared my recipe for my Generation UCAN Lemon Poppy Seed Smoothie. Recipe below.
Lemon Poppy Seed Smoothie: 1 banana, 1 scoop Lemonade UCAN, 1 scoop Vanilla Protein UCAN, 1 1/2 c almond milk, 1 TBS almond butter, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, squeeze of fresh lemon, 2 tsp Poppy seeds, pinch of salt and ice. Blend together.
I also love mixing some of the chocolate protein with some Greek yogurt for dessert.
A few days ago, Generation UCAN held a ‘Nutrition and Fitness for Women Athletes’ webinar as part of National Women’s Health Week. Have a listen here.
Generation UCAN is a great tool to have in your running toolbox and definitely worth trying. Let me know if you have any questions about using UCAN!
UCAN Run happy friends!