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How to Make a Caffeine Free Pre Workout Smoothie

Audrey Herndon | Mar 8 2021 | Tags: Pre-Workout Smoothie

Caffeine is not the only way to get a quick boost of energy. An energizing smoothie can be just as beneficial, if not better.  You do not need to put coffee or fast acting supplements in your smoothie to make it energizing, all that matters is what ingredients you use.

Ultimately, the smoothie ingredients depend on the workout you want to do. If you are an endurance runner, for instance, you may not go for the smoothie that will provide a large burst of energy at once but rather a smoothie for long-lasting constant energy. Different combinations of fruits and vegetables in the smoothie decide if it provides energy for a long run or a shorter workout in the gym.

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Here is a great recipe for a caffeine free pre workout smoothie:

  • Handful of pineapple
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup oats 
  • Handful of peaches
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1 SmoothieBox Green Smoothie Mix 

While preparing the smoothie, the spinach, coconut water, oats, and smoothie mix are blended first. Once the smoothie becomes as smooth as possible, add in the pineapples, peaches, banana, and coconut oil. If you are hoping to get a cold smoothie, you can use frozen fruits instead of fresh.

Each ingredient provides countless benefits and will give you the energy you need for your workout, while skipping out on the caffeinated add-ins.

The Perfect Pre Workout Smoothie

Bananas, for instance, are rich in tryptophan which the body metabolizes to serotonin, the happiness hormone. Combine this with carbohydrates in your smoothie to get loaded with energy. Oats, take longer to digest, which means they provide long-lasting energy for the body to handle long runs.

In addition to these ingredients, dark chocolate, beetroot, strawberries, and raspberries are also very common in a pre workout smoothie. These ingredients are especially preferred by cyclists and long-distance runners who prefer the long-lasting energy giving foods.

There are also a lot of healthy options to make your pre-workout smoothie taste better, without the use of caffeine. Using a tablespoon of honey or a pinch of cinnamon in your smoothie is a healthy and effective way of making it taste great.

The perfect organic pre workout smoothie for you depends on the workout you intended on doing, and trying different smoothies to see which one works best. To get started consider trying SmoothieBox's Citrus Energy Boost Smoothie, or the Berry Energized Smoothie for a quick and easy recipe idea!

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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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