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5 Best Pre Workout Drinks

Audrey Herndon | Mar 24 2021 | Tags: Pre-Workout Smoothie

Pre workout drinks are a great option for your extra energy needs whenever you intend to exercise. Consuming a protein packed smoothie 30 minutes before your workout will give your body the extra energy drive needed to ensure endurance at the gym or in the field. 

This article gives you a list of the best pre workout drinks that are a perfect substitute for commercially manufactured and processed energy drinks and pre workout supplements.

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A smoothie has several advantages over pre-workout supplements. To begin with, you can make one for yourself at the comfort of your home using readily available ingredients, some of which you will not even have to purchase. Secondly, you can choose the ingredients that will enable you to make a pre-workout smoothie that not only suits your taste preferences but also serves your specific body needs. 

If you're in a hurry or running late for your gym session and you happen to be unsure about commercial pre workouts, then a smoothie is the way to go. They do not require any cooking time, and all you need are your ingredients and a food processor, and you're good to go. You also have the option of making your smoothie early and then refrigerate it until needed. 

Here are five homemade smoothies that you can try at home before your workout: 

1. Apple Vanilla Smoothie 

Usually, apples are not given a lot of attention in making homemade smoothies. But you can try out this recipe with a tart apple combined with milk, orange juice, banana, and vanilla protein powder. These ingredients are then blended into a smooth paste that is guaranteed to energize you. The combination of tart apple and vanilla protein powder will deliver an exquisite taste, making you want to make this your favorite pre workout drink. 

2. Matcha Coconut Smoothie 

This is not your typical green smoothie! With an attractive bright color that comes from a combination of kales and green matcha tea powder, this smoothie is the perfect pre-workout drink for vegans. Its distinctive sweet taste comes from a mixture of coconut, banana, mango, and a protein component from a highly unexpected source:-white bean. To create this smoothie, all you need to do is mix the above ingredients in a food processor and blend them to your preferred texture. 

3. Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie 

This smoothie features an appealing pink color and a rich, creamy texture. We highly recommend it for vegans. If you find yourself frequently in a rush for your early morning runs, then strawberry oatmeal is the perfect smoothie for you. All you have to do is to blend a mixture of oats, banana, strawberry, and milk, and you're good to go- This recipe would pair great with a Berry SmoothieBox smoothie pack! 

4. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie 

The mixture of banana and peanut butter is classic for a good reason. It not only gives you all the nutrients that you require for your workout, but it also has an appealing taste that will get you to consume this smoothie in large amounts (which is slightly recommendable). To make this smoothie, blend a combination of honey, milk, banana, and peanut butter. 

5. Creamy Banana Strawberry Split Smoothie 

Packed with banana, strawberry, chia seeds, flax, protein powder, and almond milk, this smoothie is guaranteed to give you an unforgettable workout experience. Try this recipe using a Berry SmoothieBox smoothie pouch! 

Ultimately, you can’t go wrong with a pre workout smoothie.  They are customizable to your needs and likings and guaranteed to help you feel your best!

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Audrey is a summer intern for SmoothieBox working in the marketing and social media department. She is a rising junior at Elon University with a marketing major and strong passion for health, wellness and fitness! In her free time you can find her going for a run or at the beach with friends.

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