Kinetica Sports

24/05/2016

Green Tea

Green Tea has been known for thousands of years to have many benefits. Read about them here. Green Tea comes in many guises, mainly from the East. Chinese and Japanese green teas have similar benefits. Green tea is just black tea without the fermentation process. Black tea contains many benefits too, just not as many as green tea, plus milk blocks the flavanoids (active health promoting components in green tea). Green tea contains antioxidants, polyphenols (active plant components) catechins and EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate), these are the bits which give Green tea... Read More

20/05/2016

Coconut, Chocolate & Strawberry Protein Truffles

These are delicious. Check them out! Thanks to the Nutritionista for the recipe. Ingredients: 227g of fresh strawberries 50g of oats 60g of cocoa powder 1 tbsp of honey 2 scoops of strawberry whey protein powder Method: Puree and drain the strawberries of any excess liquid. Place this along with the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and blend together. The ingredients may be wet so place into the fridge for 10-15 minutes. Roll ball shapes out of the mixture and roll in some desiccated coconut. Place into freezer for... Read More

18/05/2016

Chocolate Protein Beetroot Brownies

Try these tasty, high protein chocolate brownies with a twist! Taste great and make the perfect pre gym snack. Thanks to the Nutritionista for the recipe.   Ingredients: – 90g of dates – 150g of shredded beetroot – 2 tbsp of coconut oil – 1tbsp of honey – 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract – 200g of ground almonds – 2 scoops of chocolate/vanilla whey protein powder – 20g of cocoa powder – 1 tsp of baking powder – 1 tsp of baking soda – 1/2 tsp of cinnamon Method: In... Read More

04/05/2016

Smoothie Recipe

Why not try this simple tasty smoothie loaded with protein and healthy goodness!   Just add the below ingredients to your blender and blitz until it becomes a smooth texture:   Low Fat Milk 200ml Avacado 50g Grapes 75g Frozen Berries 25g Vanilla Whey Protein 1 1/2 Scoops Spinach 25g A few ice cubes   This makes two servings. 1 serving contains: 214 calories    23g Protein    16g Carbohydrate  and a whole lot of antioxidants!

01/04/2016

Kinetica Protein Deluxe Bar

Read all about our NEW High Protein, Low Sugar, Protein Deluxe bar here. Available in Chocolate Brownie and Cookies and Cream flavours the Protein Deluxe bar is an indulgent yet healthy protein bar packed with 20 grams of protein and only 2.3 grams of sugar. Protein Deluxe is a great tasting and convenient multi-layer bar. This indulgent yet nutritious bar provides a low sugar, high protein snack option with a superior taste and texture. It contains a flavoursome crunchy core with a delicious layer of caramel and a milk chocolate... Read More

16/03/2016

Green Protein Smoothie Recipe

To celebrate Paddy’s Day why not try this delicious high protein, high energy, green protein smoothie. Quick to make and unbelievably good for you! Ingredients: 1 small ripe banana, peeled and broken in half 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 cup fresh baby spinach 1 scoop Kinetica Vanilla protein powder  1/2 cup ice   Instructions: Combine all ingredients in the blender and blend on high speed until pureed.   Nutrition:  27 grams carbohydrate, 5 grams fiber, 30 grams protein.       Credit: https://www.healthyseasonalrecipes.com/vanilla-green-protein-smoothie/

07/03/2016

Fuelling a Professional Rugby Player: Andrew Browne

In the last installment of Fuelling a Professional Rugby Player we check out what Connacht Lock Andrew Browne keeps himself fuelled with. Player Name: Andrew Browne Position: Lock D.O.B: 21/01/1987 (Age: 29) Morning routine / Breakfast: A smoothie with oats, Kinetica Whey protein, peanut butter, spinach, banana, mixed berries and milk. Mid Morning Snack: Post weights I’ll have another protein shake and some creatine. Rice cake. Lunch: An Omelette with ham, mushrooms, goats cheese and some brown bread. Afternoon Snack: Post training I like to have a Kinetica Oat Gain shake. Dinner:... Read More

TeamKinetica: Chris Grievson Q&A

  What is your athletic background? I have played cricket at a very competitive level through university and the North East Premier League.   How did you get into training? I loved playing rugby at school, but I was too small and skinny to compete physically with the other guys in the team. That spurred me on to start working out in the gym when I left school and went to university. Two of my housemates were pro rugby players so they helped introduce me to the basics and I... Read More

04/03/2016

Dark Chocolate Protein Bounty Bars

  Makes 20 bars   Ingredients: Filling 55g of coconut oil (melted) 250g of  light coconut milk from a can 4 tablespoons  of honey 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence 240g of unsweetened desiccated coconut 2 scoops of Kinetica vanilla whey protein powder   Coating 200g of dark chocolate   Method 1. Place the coconut oil and coconut milk in a bowl and mix well. 2. Add the honey and vanilla essence. 3. Finally add the desiccated coconut & protein powder and mix well. 4. Pour the mixture into a square... Read More

29/02/2016

Fueling a Professional Rugby Player: John Muldoon

This week we check out how Connacht backrow John Muldoon stays fuelled. Player Name: John Muldoon Position: Backrow D.O.B: 30/11/1982 (Age 33) Morning routine / Breakfast: Usually some multivitamins, a pint of water, 3 eggs, toast or brown bread, avocado, and a piece of fruit either a banana or an apple Mid Morning Snack: A Kinetica Protein shake after weights. Lunch: A high protein sandwich with a mix of carbohydrates   Afternoon Snack: After a pitch session or for a snack I have some leftovers from the previous night. Dinner: Balance... Read More