Healthy Workout Essentials

Jan 9, 2024
Finding clean-ingredient workout supplements can be very hard. For something that is supposed to help your health, there are many questionable ingredients that go into them. In this article, we found some healthy picks for everyday workout supplements, such as pre-workout, hydration powder, protein powder, and protein drinks. Make sure to read to the bottom for a healthy, protein-filled smoothie bowl recipe as well!
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Hydration Powder

Hydration powder is something that is used to remedy dehydration. These powders contain electrolytes that help to restore hydration in your body. When sweating through intense workouts, it is very important to stay hydrated, and these powders can help.

Goodonya Hydration Powder

Goodonya HYDRATE powder is one of the only electrolyte powders that is certified organic. The ingredients in this powder are super clean and still provide the same hydration benefits as all of the other “worse” options. To read more on HYDRATE, click here!

Protein Powders

Protein powders are used as an excellent source of protein and help aid muscle growth in the body. Strength training, combined with the use of protein powder, is shown to increase muscle growth results. For more protein powder recommendations, check out our full list of protein picks.

Sprout Living Epic Plant Protein and Superfoods

Sprout Living is a great choice made of whole, clean ingredients. Made with organic plant protein and superfoods, this product is the perfect addition to a smoothie!


Pre-workout is recently all the hype for people who regularly work out. It is used as a way to boost energy before beginning your workout to keep the momentum up while doing intense workouts. Although there are more natural ways of obtaining energy in the gym, here is a safer swap for people who consume pre-workout.

Just Ingredients

Just Ingredients is a pre-workout with no artificial sweeteners or ingredients. Includes citrulline malate, taurine, beta-alanine, and BCAAS for increased performance and recovery. This powder contains 150mg of caffeine and will for sure assist your workout!

Protein Drinks

Protein drinks are a great way to supplement protein on the go. If you don't have the time to make your own protein-filled meal, protein drinks are perfect to throw in your bag wherever you're going. Protein drinks are perfect after a workout as they help with muscle recovery and growth.

Rebbl Dark Chocolate Plant-Powered Protein Elixir

Full of organic, plant-powered protein, Rebbl Dark Chocolate Plant-Powered Protein Elixir is a great choice for a pre-made protein drink. While many protein drinks are full of natural flavors and added sugars, Rebbl offers a cleaner ingredient list. For more protein-filled snacks that would be perfect post-workout, add these products to your shopping list.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowls (serves 2)

1/2 cup almond milk or coconut milk
3 cups fresh spinach (or any other greens)
1 cup frozen cucumber (or frozen zucchini)
1 frozen banana
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
2 tbsp organic peanut butter (or any other nut butter)
2 tbsp chia seeds
1-2 ice cubes (optional)
Granola and Cacao Nibs to sprinkle on top
Add the milk to the blender first, then add the spinach, cucumber, banana, protein powder, peanut butter, and chia seeds.
Blend until smooth. If you have trouble blending everything, you may need to stop the blender a few times to push everything into the blades or add a little extra milk. It should be very thick though, so don’t add too much unless you’re more of a smoothie-drinker.
Pour into a bowl and top with granola and cacao nibs. Feel like a badass that just ate veggies for breakfast.
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