Perfect Pre-Workout Green Smoothie

Perfect Pre-Workout Green Smoothie

This is the perfect pre-workout smoothie - this will give you all the goodness you need to power through a workout.

Typically I workout on an empty stomach.  

But if I start doing too many things and get to my workout mid morning I need to have something in my tummy to stop the fuzziness and be able to make it to the end of my workout.  

So here is what I make.

This smoothie is actually carefully put together to give you the maximum amount of energy and carbs that you need.  

See why I choose the following ingredients below!

Perfect Pre-Workout Green Smoothie:

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

  • 1/2 cup water (or more depending on the consistency that you like)

  • 1 frozen banana

  • 3 dates (optional - add if you want it to be sweeter)

  • 1 cup (packed tightly) greens - for this I use spinach usually

  • 1/4 – 1/2 avocado

  • 1/2 cup ground oatmeal

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

  • 1 tsp maca powder

  • 1 drop of cinnamon essential oilBlend for 2 min and enjoy

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Why these ingredients (*source found here):

*Avocado:  can provide valuable healthy fat for that energetic boost when carbohydrate depletion occurs.

*Bananas: one of the most perfect pre and post workout foods as they are full of complex carbs, minerals such as potassium and fiber.

*Oatmeal: carbohydrate energy necessary for quick, intense workout sessions.

*Chia Seeds: loaded with omega-3 fats for sustained energy, protein, and antioxidants. Having chia  before a long, intense workout can help provide fat for fuel after the carbs burn off.

Dates (source found here): high in glucose, so they work quickly — your body even begins to absorb some of the sugar from dates underneath your tongue as soon as you put one in your mouth. So if you’re in a pinch and need energy quickly, dates are where it’s at.

Maca powder(source found here): great for helping the adrenal glands recover from the stress of a workout