If you talk to any fitness or health enthusiast, they’ll tell you the secret to a great workout routine is always the food you eat. Food is fuel, so if you eat well and hit all of your macro and micronutrients, you’ll have an easier time seeing results at the gym. It’s always crucial to get a healthy assortment of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats from whole foods to give you energy during your training, which is why I’ve created this delicious pre-workout smoothie!
In under 300 calories, you will receive a whopping 54 grams of carbs, 6 grams of protein, and 7 grams of fat. This smoothie only takes five minutes to make–it’s perfect for when you’re running late or don’t feel motivated to make a sandwich or parfait.
The trick is to soak the oats before you begin for a few minutes in hot water to soften them up. This helps them blend more efficiently and create an oat milk consistency. When coupled with frozen bananas, this smoothie has a fantastic texture and creaminess. The maple syrup helps bring sweetness to the drink, too.
You can even add in a scoop of pre-workout powder if you have specific fitness goals that you’re trying to achieve, although you should always be careful of the added sugars and flavorings!
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PRE-WORKOUT OAT & BANANA SMOOTHIE
- 2 tbsp. rolled oats
- 3 tbsp. water hot
- 1 banana sliced and frozen
- 1 tbsp. flax seed meal
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 cup (240ml) almond milk, (240ml), unsweetened
- Soak the oats in the water for a few minutes until softened.
- Then place all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth. Serve immediately.