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How to Make an Organic Pre Workout Smoothie

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

Drinking an organic pre workout smoothie before you hit the gym is not just a diet, it is a lifestyle. It is about saying yes to plants and ensuring that your body is in its best shape possible.

This article will give you a recipe for an organic pre workout smoothie that is packed with healthy carbs and fats to keep you energized and satisfied. On top of being rich in nutrients this smoothie tastes awesome!

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For an effective workout you don't want a smoothie that will pump you up with super quick energy. What you need is constant, long lasting energy that your body will find easy to break down. The combination of fruit and greens delivers the nutrients you require to keep you energized for a long workout. In making a perfect organic smoothie for your pre workout you will need the following ingredients:

  • Coconut oil
  • Banana
  • Nut butter
  • Peaches
  • Pineapple
  • Coconut water
  • Spinach
  • 1 SmoothieBox Green smoothie pouch

These ingredients will ensure that you stock up on a combination of healthy fats, protein, and carbs before your workout session. You can add any of these ingredients to your pre workout shake to enhance the health benefits.

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The three key ingredients you don’t want to leave out when making an organic pre workout smoothie are bananas, coconut oil, and nut butter. Here's why:

1. Bananas

We love bananas as a key ingredient for smoothies and one of the best pre workout foods for many reasons. Bananas contain tryptophan which the body turns into serotonin. Serotonin is a chemical created by the body that is responsible for conveying happy vibes. This is supplemented by the fact that bananas have a high carbohydrate content that gives your body the energy it needs for an intense workout.

2. Coconut Oil

If your goal for exercising is to lose weight then coconut oil is the most essential ingredient for you to incorporate in your pre workout smoothie. The fatty acids contained in coconut oil are responsible for converting body fat into energy that improves your metabolism. Coconut oil is a better alternative to saturated fats that increase body fat. Add coconut oil to your smoothie prior to a workout to help you maintain energy throughout your entire routine.

 3. Nut Butter

Nut butters are easy and quick. All you need is a spoonful and you're good to go. However, the best reason to incorporate nut butter into your pre workout smoothie is that it is packed with fiber and fats which keeps you feeling energetic and full throughout your entire workout. There are several kinds of nut butter you can choose from, some of our favorites being almond butter, peanut butter and cashew butter.

For your organic pre workout smoothie add the following ingredients:

  • 1 SmoothieBox Green smoothie pouch
  • ½ banana
  • 1 tablespoon room temperature coconut oil
  • ½ cup frozen sliced peaches
  • ½ cup frozen chopped pineapple
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut water
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 scoop of nut butter
  • Blend the green smoothie pouch, unsweetened coconut water and spinach until smooth
  • Add the pineapple, peaches, and banana
  • Add nut butter and room temperature coconut oil and blend again
  • Serve and enjoy

This organic pre workout smoothie is perfect for your energy needs while at the same time keeping your body in tip-top shape!

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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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