Forget the crazy pre-workout concoctions loaded with sugar, caffeine, and chemicals. This Matcha Smoothie will give you a natural buzz, getting you ready for that morning workout.
Why It's Good For You:
Many commercial pre-workout drinks and powders are loaded with hidden nasties. These supplements are packed with sugars, caffeine, and chemicals to give you that energy boost before your workout. This pre-workout smoothie will give you a similar effect without dosing yourself with foreign chemicals. The secret ingredient? Is Matcha! Matcha is a type of Japanese green tea powder which contains a small amount of caffeine (35 mg) which, with the help of the amino acids, is slowly released into the body providing a sustained energy for up to 4 hours with no jitters. To complement the Matcha, the smoothie includes a small banana. Bananas are rich in potassium and contain three kinds of sugar: glucose, sucrose, and fructose. Perfect for fast-burning energy to expend during your workout.
We recommend consuming this smoothie 30 minutes to 1 hour before a workout.
(use organic where possible)
- 1 cup loosely packed baby spinach
- 1 small frozen banana
- 2 tsp matcha powder
- 1/4 lemon
- 1-2 cups coconut water
- Blend all ingredients together and drink immediately.