Power Your Summer Workouts with Honey

Fitness and wellness expert B?Ýrbara Trujillo G??mez shares energizing honey-based recipes and simple exercises

Published on LatinoLA: June 14, 2011

Power Your Summer Workouts with Honey

Warmer weather is on its way and the time to show off your summer body is just weeks away. Whether you're looking to get fit without signing up for a costly gym membership or without a grueling, limited diet, the National Honey Board and B?Ýrbara Trujillo G??mez, certified fitness and yoga instructor and author of the exceedingly popular book "ďă¬B?Ýrbara por atras": A Latin Woman's Guide to Fitness, encourage Latinas across the nation to become more active with the help of a little sweet, golden fuel ď㢠honey!

This summer, tune in to to check out an eight-week-long series of videos that demonstrate quick and easy exercises and teach you about the unique properties of honey as a natural energy booster.

Many people use honey as a condiment for breakfast and tea. However, honey has a distinctive carbohydrate composition of natural sugars and trace amounts of antioxidants, enzymes, minerals, vitamins and amino acids that make it the perfect energizer. No matter what activities you partake in, carbohydrates are what fuel muscle contractions to help keep you going.

"Honey is a natural source of carbs and essential nutrients," says Trujillo G??mez. "Try adding a couple spoonfuls to your water for a naturally energizing drink and enjoy throughout the day or before, during and after a workout."

B?Ýrbara Trujillo G??mez is one of the country's best-loved fitness and wellness experts. Over the years, she has stood firm in one belief ď㢠that being healthy is the ultimate standard of beauty. After many years in her corporate career, Trujillo G??mez left that world to dedicate her life to her passion of promoting healthy lifestyles and fitness activities and thus founded her own fitness brand called B&B Fit.

Through this initiative with the National Honey Board, Trujillo G??mez hopes to continue inspiring women to become more active, as well as to educate them about the benefits of honey as a natural source of energy. Trujillo G??mez shares one of her favorite energizing honey-based recipes that can easily be prepared at home for an added boost of energy:

Pomegranate Apple with Honey Shot

ď㡠1 tsp honey
ď㡠2 oz pomegranate juice
ď㡠Splash of apple juice

ď㡠Blend or mix all ingredients by hand
ď㡠Pour into a shot glass or small cup for a quick energy boost

Visit [url=][/url to view Trujillo G??mez's complete menu of easy-to-prepare energy shots, snacks and drinks using honey and other ingredients.

Also beginning May 16th, visit [url=][/url to view the first exercise video with Trujillo G??mez that will introduce a simple yet effective exercise to get your body in motion. Over the course of eight weeks, there will be a new honey recipe and video each week targeting a different area of the body to provide a complete summer-long and full-body workout regime.

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