Pre-workout shake recipes and benefits

Squatting, huffing and grunting?  Sensing victory? Powering through squats? Suddenly feel weak? Knees give up? Well not anymore!

With these perfect pre-workout shakes you’ll achieve greatness at a whole new level. Nutrients are the base of achieving any “body-related” goal. Let’s help you make smart choices with all natural ingredients. Try these and choose what works for you best!

  • Cocoa Joy (345 Calories)
    Say yes to low fat yogurt! It soothes your stomach and balances great cocoa with cinnamon, oats and flax seeds. This smoothie will not only taste divine but also be extremely good for your heart. It will lower the risk of you developing blood pressure too.

The cocoa will help your cholesterol down and your spirits up. It will crush your cravings. If you are longing for that mouthwatering chocolate treat, just take a few sips of this cocoa joy and your urge will ease.

Oat is one of the healthiest foods. They are rich in carbs, fiber, minerals, vitamins and even protein. So if you got to get in those ripped jeans this is one delicious filling smoothie.

To prepare one serving you need:

  • Three fourth cup Skim Milk
  • Half cup plain low fat Yogurt
  • One fourth cup of Oats (pre-cooked and dried)
  • One teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • One teaspoon of Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
  • Dash of cardamom, cinnamon and flaxseed
  • One small Banana or Honey as a sweetener.

Mix all these ingredients in a blender on low for about 20 seconds. Then on high for about a minute until you get a creamy consistency.

This is not only a joy before work out but helps you with all your tummy trouble.

  • Walnut Banana delight (460 Calories)
    Banana is a natural energy booster. It is beneficial in any form.  It is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. It helps your body to function properly and to keep you healthy.

Walnuts are full of antioxidants. Eating just one walnut will fuel your fitness to the desired level.

For two servings all you need is:

  • One Banana
  • One fourth teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Two Cups of Skim Milk
  • Honey as desired
  • Three Walnuts (without shells obviously)

Blend all these ingredients well and get your pre-workout instant energy booster.

  • Green Blast

Most green foods are full of vitamins and have countless health benefits. They have immense disease fighting abilities too.
This green blast is packed with nutrients. Here we will combine our favorite fruit Kiwi with nutrient rich vegetable Kale.This drink will give you an immediate boost as it has a lot of iron and calcium. Good for brains, body and bones.

To serve two here is what you need:

  • One and a have cup of Skim Milk
  • One Kiwi Fruit (peeled obviously- you don’t want that bitter skin taste and hairy feels)
  • One cup of Kale Leaves
  • One Cup of Kale Stems
  • One tablespoon of peanut butter- unsalted (if you are allergic to peanuts you may add a dash of any other nut- almond maybe?)
  • One teaspoon of sweetener honey

Blend all these until extra smooth and you have a power up delicious energy blaster. YUM! Easy on the eyes and best before a workout.

  • Citrus Smoothie
    If your iron is low this is a perfect smoothie for you. It is a beneficial sports drink. Vitamin C is found in heavy quantities in all citruses. Grapefruit is among the top favorite. It not only is nutritious but also helps you lose weight in a healthy yet mysterious way. I say mysterious because without draining your energy it provides you with all the necessary nutrients to function.
    Pineapple is also one of the stars of this smoothie. With its benefits ranging from healthy immune system to bone strength to healthy eyes- it is a smartly timed snack. If you time these tropical treats before a workout it will fulfill all your vitalizing requirements and keep you activated.

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Strawberries are considered very healthy and who can deny their heavenly taste. When did fat free take you to seventh heaven? Only once you realized strawberries are fat free! They are a good source of manganese and potassium- both of which will not only supply energy but fire you up and elevate you to cloud nine.

To make this booster you will need (for double serving):

  • One Grapefruit
  • Half cup Pineapple (fresh peeled and cubed is recommended but canned may also be used)
  • Half cup Strawberries (cubed- again fresh is preferred but frozen will also fulfill the need)
  • Half cup Non-fat Greek Yogurt

Peel the grapefruit, take out seeds and cut it in chunks. Place it in a blender along with all the other ingredients and blend. Sip and smile!

Try and enjoy these refreshing smoothies with an undeniably blessed taste.