Protein, Chocolate & Cookie Dough Awesomeness

Well done, Pre Tea Samurais…it’s been a long week, but the weekend’s here at last!

We reckon you’ve all earned yourselves a cheeky little treat. And to be honest, we’ve been waiting to bust out this sweet as, 6-ingredient protein-packed delight of a recipe for days. Consider it a little somethin’ to go down smooth as hell with a hot flask of satisfying pre-workout Sencha. Plus, melty chocolate is just so…phenomenal.

Ingredients
Makes 4 small pre-workout snacks:

1. Cashew nuts (¾ cup | 90 grams)
2. Flaxseeds (1 generous tablespoon | 18 grams)
3. 100% Natural Honey (3 tablespoons)
4. Hemp seeds (½ cup | 80 grams)
5. Chocolate chips (½ cup | 90 grams)
6. Vanilla essence (½ teaspoon – it’s the same thing as vanilla extract)

Steps

  • Use a blender to whizz the hemp seeds, flaxseeds, and cashew. You’re after a healthy powder that looks like flour, but natural!
  • Put this mix into a medium bowl along with your honey and vanilla essence, and you should have a (healthy!) cookie dough.
  • Bang in about a third of your chocolate chips (30 grams) and swirl the whole thing around. We know, ‘swirl’ is probably not right for a mixture this thick, but we know you’re strong enough!

Now you’re ready to press the mixture flat into a smallish tray. Put it in the fridge to chill for a couple of hours. More is fine, feel free to brew up a Pre Tea ;)!

  • Melt your remaining 60 grams of chocolate chips. Microwave is fine, but stir them!
  • Pour the chocolate over your chilled bars and put them back in the fridge.

After four hours, these beauties are ready to cut and enjoy with your heavenly Pre Tea. If you choose to make 4 bars, each will have a whopping 12 grams of all-natural protein. Yay!!!

Did you notice it’s also flourless? Unfortunately, ours didn’t actually make it as far enough to take a photo, and we were sticky-fingered yet satisfied before realising this. If you’ve got a photo, we’d love to see it alongside your favourite cup of Pre Tea.

Get brewing Ninjas, and keep checking in for the latest on our upcoming Kickstarter campaign. We need YOUR help to make our two new amazing flavours a reality, so watch this space!

How To Make Your Pre-Workout Tea

Just received your brilliant, spanking new Explosive Workout Kit? Ripped open the box and ready to get started? We’re here to help you kick off your Pre Tea journey with our easy as pie instructions—with a few simple steps you’ll be ready to tear it up at the gym.

But first, how mind-blowingly zen does it smell? Pure verdant freshness, a masterpiece of tart grandeur flecked with roughish tints of turmeric and cherry. Utterly remarkable, hey?

1. Take the filter out of your Pre Tea Infuser – your premium loose-leaf pre-workout green tea goes inside the flask. This keeps it brewing as the water you pour in flows freely around. Plus, while we’ve gone above and beyond to pick out the highest-quality Sencha, you don’t want to be gulping down leaves during your workout!

One teaspoon is a good amount, although you might find you like it stronger or weaker. If you’re using a smaller cup or a teapot at home, you may want to try out different amounts and discover what suits you best.

2. Sweeten with honey. If you (or whoever you’ve blessed with Pre Tea!) just opened one of our special package offers, it’s frigging excellent with honey. Half to a full teaspoon of your 100% raw honey is a good amount to drizzle directly into the flask.

3. Splash in some cold water – because your stainless steel Pre Tea infuser is so damn cleverly designed, it keeps your pre-workout tea hot as hell for 12 hours straight. Which is fantastic—except when you want to drink it soonish. Got a crazy-tough workout coming up? You can make your Pre Tea the night before and pour it chilled into your infuser, where it will stay cold for 24 hours. Not that you won’t be downing it in seconds…

4. Boiling water goes in. Just like making regular tea, except green tea isn’t so flash with milk. Pop the filter back in and it acts like a strainer, keeping the leaves out your mouth while you sip.

5. Infuse – Close the lid, and sit back or get on with whatever else you were doing. Your tea takes around 4 minutes to reach maximum deliciousness. In a hurry? You can tip your bottle upside down for faster infusion.

6. ENJOY! For the most effective workout, enjoy your Pre Tea 20 minutes before you start. It’s the best way to get your metabolism kick-started for maximum results. Or, just keep that metabolism going on and on by sipping it all day long.

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