The Best DIY Pre-Workout Shake

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2 MIN
1 SERVING
Easy

PROTEIN

18g

CARBS

53g

CALORIES

481kcal

SUGAR

17g

cholesterol

474mg

FAT

4g

Ingredients

Serving

banana ( ripe )

1 medium (7 to 7-7/8 long)

milk ( of your choice )

310 g

almond ( or 1 dessert spoon of almond butter )

20 almond

espresso ( more info in step 1 )

1 cup

vanilla extract ( vanilla essence )

1 tbsp

cocoa powder

1 tbsp

The Best DIY Pre-Workout Shake

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Instructions

Step 1

Load all the ingredients into a blender.(1 shot of espresso or your favorite freeze-dried coffee dissolved in a little boiling water)

Step 2

Blend until thick and creamy.

Step 3

Boom. Done.

Chocolate milk is a popular and convenient choice for pre-workout fuel. And a quick hit of sugar and some easy-to-digest protein does check some of the boxes for a solid pre-workout shake. But why buy a bottle of engineered-to-last-a-year, store-bought crap when you can make it yourself? If it’s strength and health you’re after, we can do far better with some nutrient-dense but just as delicious ingredients.

Inspired by a simple homemade chocolate milk recipe of cocoa powder, icing sugar, and a drop of vanilla extract, enter The Best DIY Pre-Workout Shake. Instead of sugar, this recipe uses a ripe banana for a sweet hit of carbohydrate and an added potassium boost to stop you from cramping mid-workout. I’ve also mixed in almonds to maximize your energy levels and pack an extra punch of protein and magnesium.

For the final flourish, I’ve added chocolate’s best bedfellow, coffee, for a perfect pre-workout pick-me-up. Enjoy.

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