Ignite your workout with Skoop Ignite Beet Blend. This organic pre-workout blend will get your body ready for optimal performance, aka #BeetMode!
This post is sponsored by Skoop.
You all know I like to try new products. Even when I find a product I love, I’ll never say no to trying something new. Variety is the spice of life, right?
As a morning workouter (check out my tips for how to get out the door quickly in the morning), I need a little boost before I can go all out and work up a good sweat. I’m a fan of Vega’s Pre-Workout Energizer (<– affiliate link), but when Skoop reached out to me about trying Ignite, their Superfood Endurance Beet Blend, I thought – why the heck not?
I’m careful about pre-workouts. I don’t want anything that will make me feel like I just downed a bunch of chemicals, that will give me the jitters or that will make me crash later. I once tried N.O. Xplode and felt like my heart was going to N.O Xplode right outta my chest. No good.
While I haven’t tried Ignite, I am familiar with Skoop products and was fairly sure I’d be happy with the ingredient list, but before I agreed to try it, I checked out nutrition label. Fortunately, Ignite is made with good-for-you organic, vegan, non-GMO, gluten free and caffeine free ingredients you can pronounce and is totally jitter free. Consensus: Let’s beet it!
Why the pun? Well, young grasshopper, Ignite’s main ingredient is beets. Why beets? Apparently they have naturally occurring nitrates that cause your veins to dilate, which means more oxygen rich blood can reach your muscles faster. This helps reduce recovery times DURING your workout. I’m not talking post-workout recovery – more like rest time during speed intervals or CrossFit EMOM workouts (find out what the heck that means here).
Pair the beets with the other ingredients in this powdered blend (organic pomegranate, organic agave, organic stevia, and D-Ribose) and you’ve got yourself one antioxidant rich pre-workout drink.
All you have to do is mix a scoop… er… Skoop… of Ignite with 8-12oz of water, shake it up until smooth and down it 30 minutes before a workout.
I’ve tested out both flavors (Sweet Beet and Berry Beet) before runs and WODs. Like every energizing product I’ve tried, the taste takes a little getting used to. I like beets, but I’ve never had straight up beet juice, which is pretty much what this tastes like. After a few guzzles, however, I think I like it! It definitely tastes more natural than other products, even my beloved Vega.
My new TomTom Spark watch (stay tuned for that review on Wednesday) tells me that my recovery between intervals is great, so it must be working, but if you’re curious, try it for yourself! You can shop here, or if you’re feeling lucky you can ENTER THE GIVEAWAY below. That’s right, Skoop is going give one of you 2 tubs of Ignite Superfood Endurance Beet Blend (1 in each flavor!). Simply cross you fingers and enter below.
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Do you take a pre-workout?
Ever tried beets for endurance?
This post is linked up with Meatless Mondays & The Wednesday Giveaway Roundup.