Ah, Saturday mornings. Once the home of coffee dates with my Nan (whose ailing health makes these less possible), they now see me donning my trainers, shuffling my iPod and heading to the park for my local Parkrun.
I've mentioned before that I don't consider myself a proper runner. However much I'm told that actually doing it makes me a runner by default, I don't think I'll ever enjoy it. I'm competitive and get a bit obsessive about numbers, which is why I won't get any kind of timing device for runs, but I do like it if my Parkrun time has gone down (it rarely does).
Once done, I run, jog or walk home, depending on how much energy I have left and whether my knee is sore (a recent thing, possibly from a recent run down a hill). I get home, take off my trainers and drink a glass of water and have a protein bar of some description. I tend to keep one in my gym bag, too, for post-workout boosts as I'm invariably off to somewhere else directly from the gym.
My most recent try has been these organic protein bars from BodyMe and I have to admit, I really like them. Having tried all three, my favourite flavour has to be the cacao mint ones (I'm a mint chocolate chip ice cream girl, for sure!) and unlike so many flavoured proteins I've tried, the flavours actually do taste of the flavour they're supposed to.
Again, unlike many of the protein bars out there, these are completely plant-based and totally organic. They use a mixture of pea, rice and hemp plant proteins and they're completely suitable for a vegan diet. I'm trying hard to get my food intake up lately and I think these will be super helpful for this too, not just after exercising. I'll factor one into my diet as a mid-morning snack.
For me, what sets UK-based BodyMe apart from the others, is their clear passion for their products. I'm excited to try their Super Energy supplements next, as I think that it might help in my eternal quest to boost my Vitamin B levels.
Have you tried any supplements worth shouting about?