The idea behind motion nutrition is that it is all organic and natural. So the pre workout is a natural stimulant using ingredients like matcha green tea to get that caffeine in rather than a sugary pre workout powder you might find in the sports nutrition section of your local health store. The post workout is designed to deliver carbs and protein to the body quickly to aid recovery and muscle building. The base for this is dried coconut water, a great source of potassium and carbohydrates.
I was really excited to try these products as I had seen there was quite a buzz about Motion Nutrition all over social media. My favourite fitness food stop Protein Haus also sells it so this only fuelled my excitement.
So what’s in these products?
Ingredients:sea buckthorn juice powder*, lucuma powder*, beetroot juice powder*, baobab fruit powder*, maca powder*, matcha green tea*, guarana powder*, unrefined coconut palm sugar*, panax ginseng powder*.* certified organic ingredient.
Vegan Post Workout Recovery:
Ingredients: red banana powder*, freeze-dried coconut water powder*, pea protein*, maqui powder*, pomegranate juice powder*, coconut flour*, rice protein*, wheatgrass powder*, maitake mushroom extract*.
* certified organic ingredient.
Unfortunately for me, used as recommended, these products are not for me. I read the list of ingredients and everything sounds wonderful but they taste too earthy for my personal preference. They are smooth and the Post workout is better than the Pre, but where I’m used to sweeter Pre and Post workout shakes, they are just too earthy for me. However I have found that they are nice blended into smoothies for example:
Pre Workout Breakfast Smoothie:
- 1 scoop Motion Nutrition Pre Workout Energiser
- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen berries
- 200ml coconut water
- 1 handful spinach
I found that the fruit added in sweetness and made it much more palatable to my personal taste preferences. I obviously cannot speak for their other non-vegan products, and imagine the whey protein is obviously creamier and sweeter than these products so if you aren’t vegan it would be worth giving the Organic Whey Protein a try as its free from nasty artificial additives. Head to their website here.
The Shaker is great, it is slim enough to fit comfortably in your hand, not too dissimilar from a coffee flask. The spring to shake the protein with is attached to a straw inside the bottle- can’t lose it-GREAT! There are two ways to drink from the flask, through the straw and there is a normal sip through hole too you can open. It also has a non slip bottom so you can’t accidentally nudge it over while trying to scoop your shake into it. I love this shaker!