pre workout smoothie

Pre Workout Smoothie Recipe

In this smoothie we combine one of the best nitric oxide (NO) stimulating foods, beetroot with some slightly more stimulating compounds (cacao & coffee), salts and other foods to support exercise performance and recovery.

Nitric oxide (NO) can be made from foods naturally rich in nitrates, as is the case with beetroot. Nitric oxide and support dilation of blood vessels, blood flow and has been shown to support endurance.

The combination of beets, lime and berries provides electrolytes to support hydration. The ginger was added to provide a nice flavour but also there is some evidence to show that ginger can help to help accelerate muscle recovery and reduce delayed onset of muscle soreness when taken before training.

The cacao and espresso was added to give you a little kick through a caffeine injection. Caffeine is undoubted one of the best aids to physical and mental performance. Managed well, it can help to reduce fatigue, improve endurance, improve workout capacity and more.

NB: For those sensitive to caffeine or training in the evening you can remove the espresso and enjoy the benefits of the other ingredients in this great tasting smoothie without the stimulation of the caffeine.

Ingredients

  • 60g raw beetroot – peeled and chopped
  • 3g Ginger – peeled
  • Squeeze fresh lime
  • 75g frozen blueberries
  • 1 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • Espresso shot
  • Pinch rock salt
  • 140ml water

Macros

  • Kcal 118
  • Protein 4.2g
  • Fat 3.7g
  • Carbs 12g
  • Fibre 8.9g

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