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Top 5 Pre Workout Smoothies for Running

Audrey Herndon | Mar 26 2021 | Tags: Pre-Workout Smoothie

Chances are you've seen a runner or two drink a smoothie, an energy drink, or a simple cup of coffee before their run.

If you too would like wings assisting you to break those personal bests, perhaps pre workout supplements are something you've considered, but what a lot of people do not realize is that a protein packed, nutrient dense smoothie can provide the same effects. 

In this article, we give all the information you need to know about the best pre workout smoothies for running! 

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  • Banana, Pineapple, and Mango Power Smoothie

The combination of lime, pineapple, banana, and mango provides a tasty tropical flavor. On top of conjuring perfect images of tropical beaches, this smoothie is packed with a hefty content of beta-carotene, vitamins B, C, and E, fibre, and folic acid. It also contains essential minerals that are vital for rejuvenating your body during a run.

Recommended add in: SmoothieBox Green Super Smoothie Mix

  • Tropical Tease Smoothie

This smoothie is particularly good for vegans. It is filled with fruits and lots of protein from tofu and soy milk. Cantaloupe and pineapple gives it its sweet taste while coconut and lime juice extract provide it with a noticeably tropical flavor. You also have the option of swapping cow's milk with orange juice, and yogurt instead of tofu.

Recommended add in: SmoothieBox Clementine Super Smoothie Mix

  • Blueberry Banana Smoothie

This is a frosty and naturally sweet smoothie that is packed with a nutritious punch and a lot of flavor. It contains a blend of good protein and carb ingredients such as bananas, blueberries, yogurt, flax, oats, and almond. You can incorporate a tangy and extra creamy taste and texture to this already perfect smoothie by adding greek yogurt.

Recommended add in: SmoothieBox Berry Super Smoothie Mix

  • Green Monster Smoothie

The taste of the peanut butter and banana cover that of spinach completely. In improving this smoothie, you can swap recipes from time to time like using pineapple instead of banana, rice milk instead of cow's milk, or substituting peanut butter with almond butter. Don't forget to add protein powder!

Recommended add in: SmoothieBox Green Super Smoothie Mix

  • Berry Pre Workout Smoothie

This organic pre workout smoothie is specifically designed to be consumed 60 minutes before a workout. It contains high carbs content which it obtains from bananas. It is also ideal for hydration owing to its high water content. Key ingredients required to make this smoothie include mixed berries, water, banana, and flaxseed. For extra taste, you can add tart apple in as well.

Recommended add in: SmoothieBox Berry Super Smoothie Mix

Carbohydrates, healthy fats and protein are incredibly important to consume before a long run.  Making a smoothie that combines ingredients that provide this is the best way to get all of this beneficial nutrients. Various fruits, nut butters and yogurts can give your body everything it needs to power through your run.

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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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