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Pre-workout Smoothie Ideas

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Pre-workout smoothie ideas

You can substitute a pre-workout snack with a pre-workout smoothie. It’s down to personal preference what you choose to consume prior to training. Generally, they are easy to digest and you can still pack loads of nutrition into them to support your workout plan and goals. Smoothies also tend to save you time as they don’t involve any cooking time – just a few minutes chopping and then straight in the blender for a minute or so. Of course – they can be made a few hours before and kept refrigerated until needed.

Here are some great smoothie examples to try pre-workout. The same goes for each one, once chopped, all ingredients should be blended together in a blender machine.

Protein smoothie

You can add supplements to your smoothie for an added protein boost. Depending on your training regime and goals, the supplements will vary. The berries give the drink an alternative sweet taste to vegetables. Here is an example of supplementing with whey protein.

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop of Whey protein
  • Handful of ice
  • Frozen berries

Superwoman smoothie

Frozen spinach tends to work better in a smoothie, rather than fresh spinach, as it helps to create the froth.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of frozen spinach
  • 2 bananas (chopped)
  • 1 cup of apple juice

Classic Green Monster

Packed with ingredients that will provide you with the energy and nutrients you need for optimum performance.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¾ cup of spinach or kale
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2-4 ices cubes

Banana oat smoothie

Bananas are great pre-workout, they provide your body with the required energy and nutrients. Oats are a simple whole grain carbohydrate that can be help to increase glycogen levels before exercise.

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop of your chosen supplement
  • 1 banana (chopped)
  • 300g fat-free yoghurt
  • 50g oats
  • 5g chia seeds
  • Honey
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