Smoothies are a great way to pack in a whole lot of nutrients very quickly, especially if you don’t have time to prepare or eat a whole meal. It makes sense then, that we should utilize the power of the smoothie to increase our intake of natural testosterone-boosting ingredients.
With that in mind, we wanted to give you a recipe to use for the purpose – and it’s a delicious one. Ready to skyrocket your t-levels? Here’s our recipe for a super fast t-level boosting smoothie which will fill you up for several hours:
Super-quick chocolate and banana testosterone-boosting smoothie
You will need:
- 2 tbsp unsweetened dark cocoa powder
- 1 scoop hemp protein powder
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp maca powder
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- ¾ cup vanilla almond milk
- ½ cup yogurt (or dairy-free substitute)
- 1 whole apple, sliced and seeded
- ½ tsp honey
- 1 whole banana
Preparation is simple. Just blend all of the ingredients above in a food processor or smoothie maker, and serve instantly. This makes a great breakfast or lunch smoothie – and literally takes less than 10 minutes to prepare (including the cleanup operation). To make the mixture really smooth, we recommend first adding the banana and yogurt, creating a ‘paste’ consistency, then adding the rest of the ingredients to create a more liquid consistency.
Always buy organic ingredients for this and every recipe – chemicals and pesticides in foods play a huge part in the modern phenomenon of dwindling t-levels in men. Simply washing your fruit and veg won’t solve the issue sadly – pesticides become ‘ingrained’ as part of the produce, making it impossible to remove them. Play it safe, and opt for organic every time.
Further ways to naturally increase testosterone levels
Diet is obviously an incredibly effective way to promote higher t-levels naturally, but another method which can have a huge impact is exercise.
There are various testosterone boosting exercises you can try out, such as:
The key to increasing Testosterone with strength training is to focus on the larger muscles. Particularly the legs and core. A quick browse of any bodybuilding forum will quickly show you that there is a close correlation between an intense squatting session and an increase in sex drive that very same day! This just goes to prove the theory of heavy strength training increases your t-levels naturally.
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
HIIT has been proven to actively increase muscle power and free Testosterone in male athletes – and what makes it even greater is the fact that it doesn’t have to take long to do. Your local gym probably runs HIIT sessions, but if not, you can find some simple workouts on Youtube to get you started.
Sprinting can be done at your local running track, or even just in the park. You can make it a group activity as part of a ‘bleep test’, or you can go it alone. Sprinting has been proven in studies to not only increase t-levels 6-fold during the exercise but also after you finish working out. Because of this, fitting in a sprinting session 2 – 3 times per week can help you to keep t-levels flying high all week long.
Exercise is a great Testosterone booster
There’s no doubt about it – when we exercise hard, Testosterone levels shoot up naturally. All of the exercises mentioned above work because of the fact that they increase the amount of muscle mass your body holds. The more muscle mass you have, the higher your Testosterone levels will be, plus the very process of creating more muscle forces your body to produce more Testosterone to make it happen. So get squatting, lunging, deadlifting and bleep-testing! Your t-levels will thank you for it.
Increasing your Testosterone levels naturally through diet and exercise will certainly bring you many benefits. From an increased sex drive to an elevated mood, more energy, and better mental performance, there is no shortage of advantages.
The key to success is consistency. We recommend you exercise a minimum of 5 times per week and increase your intake of Testosterone-boosting foods on a daily basis. This, coupled with a natural Testosterone boosting supplement will see your t-levels hitting the roof in no time!