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
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