This Grapefruit Iced Tea is a refreshing and invigorating beverage to be enjoyed as is or as a muscle recovery and muscle growth supplement. That’s because this Grapefruit Iced Tea is filled with branched-chain amino acids (BCAA)!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe:
You will love this drink because it’s sweet, electrifying, and can be ready in 10 minutes! The freshly squeezed grapefruit and lemon add a perfect subtle tangy flavour that you will make you want seconds!
Another reason you’ll love this iced tea beverage is because it includes vegan BCAA so you can reap the benefits of its natural electrolytes and hydration promotion.
What is BCAA?
In this paragraph, I’ll explain what BCAA is. First, BCAA contains three amino acids: leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Your body cannot produce these amino acids, yet they are essential for your health. Therefore, BCAA must be obtained through diet.
Secondly, it is important to know that it can be harder to obtain these 3 specific amino acids on a plant based diet. As a result, some vegans choose to supplement, especially those that weight train or do body building.
Benefits of BCAA:
- increases muscle growth
- decreases muscle soreness
- reduces tiredness and fatigue
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How To Use BCAA
Q: What to Mix BCAA With?
A: You can mix BCAA with a variety of liquids such as water, sparkling water, juice, kombucha… the list goes on and on!
Q: Can I Mix BCAA With Juice?
A: Yes you can mix BCAA with juice! In this homemade bcaa recipe we mix bcaa with freshly squeezed lemon and grapefruit juice.
More Drink Recipes To Enjoy:
Grapefruit Iced Tea
- ½ tbsp BCAA
- 1 cup grapefruit juice freshly squeezed
- ¼ cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 1 cup sparkling water
- 1 tbsp agave nectar or your choice of sweetener
- fresh rosemary optional for garnish
- In a pitcher, combine the grapefruit juice, lemon juice, sparking water, BCAA powder, and agave
- Whisk until well combined
- Next add ice cubes and enjoy
- keep cool in the fridge
- good up to 7-10 days
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