MIRACLE IN THE GREEN RECIPES: BEST PRE WORKOUT SMOOTHIES
Having a healthy body is really important, specially nowadays that we are still battling the coronavirus. We need to always watch our diet as well as make sure that we get to exercise, if not everyday, most of the time.
However, waking up to do an early morning exercise is really a hassle. Most of the time, we just want an extra hour--or more--on our bed, we know the feeling; when you are tired from work and from doing errands, you feel lethargic the next day.
So, to make you feel energized and to prepare you for your early morning session, we have prepared some easy to make best pre workout smoothies for you. Yes, it is easy peasy, so that you don’t even have to sweat before hitting the gym, starting your exercise program or doing your home workout.
What is the importance of a pre workout meal?
Pre workout meal is essential to give us energy--to give fuel to our body for it to work at its best performance.
So for a pre workout meal, your food should contain these two things:
It is required or recommended to get 0.25mg of both per pound of your target body weight.
What are some examples of pre workout meals?
There are a lot of good pre workout meals out there, but to name a few of the best, smoothies are one of the bests:
- Smoothies with powders that contain proteins and some fruits
- Oatmeal is a good one as well, make sure to put some fruit in it.
- Nuts and Fruits generally is good for pre workout meals
- You can make a banana and butter sandwich, trail mix or even put fruits in your high protein yogurt of choice.
However, don’t do your workout right away after eating your meal because it can cause discomfort for your digestive system. Also, we want our body to focus on one task at a time, we don’t want a competition from our body trying to digest food at the same time as we try to push our muscles when we workout.
It is advisable to eat 1-3 hours before workout, that way our body has already digested the food that we have consumed pre workout. If you opted for a pre workout smoothie, you can drink it closer to your workout time because smoothies are in liquid form, hence, it digests more easily compared to other meals.
You can check out the full article about the benefits and importance of pre workout and post workout meals here.
Best Pre Workout Smoothies that are easy to make:
Moringa Energy smoothie
You can make this smoothie by mixing water and moringa powder. You can add honey if you don’t like to have it strong. Easy, isn't it?
Get yourself a glass, add some water then put ¼ to ½ tsp of moringa powder, depending on your liking. Enjoy your traditional Moringa Energy Smoothie.
Moringa Coconut Latte
If you are a coffee drinker like us, you can opt in for this kind of drink and slowly transition yourself from coffee to Moringa Latte. Bonus, it’s gluten free.
What you need for this recipe are: Moringa powder, just a teaspoon. Some warm coconut milk, and you can opt to put some honey in it if you prefer it sweeter.
Moringa and Mango Smoothie
You might need a blender for this, but we swear it’s a treat to your taste buds and gives you energy as well.
All you have to do is get some mango chunks, soy milk, low fat plain yogurt and, of course, the star Moringa Powder. Blend it together, woala! You can enjoy your pre workout treat.
Moringa Banana Smoothie
This is a combo that’s also quite hard to beat; it’s healthy, it’s yummy, and it gives you tons of energy to prepare you for that workout.
A teaspoon of moringa powder is enough, then you can add in a banana and some ice cubes. Hey, don’t forget the milk. Put them all in a blender and blend blend blend! This thick consistency moringa smoothie is perfect as a pre workout meal and a breakfast shake.
Why use Moringa Powder for your smoothies?
Moringa powder has a lot of benefits. It has antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B2, vitamin b3, iron, amino acids, calcium, magnesium and more. Moringa is seen as the Miracle Plant because it yields such a high vitamin-rich content that no other plant or vegetable can produce in one serving. It can help improve more than just your diet. You can use Moringa for your hair, skin, boost your immune system, and so much more.
You can check out our blogpost about Moringa and why we love it, click here. It has weight loss benefits as well.
Moringa can really help boost your health and keep you going through the day. Hope you’ll like our smoothie recipes and good luck with your workout, believers.
Here’s also another moringa smoothie recipe: Moringa Hemp Seed Smoothie
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