I like to drink a high protein smoothie before I head out for a run. I find I don’t need to wait as long after drinking a smoothie before heading out, as I do if I eat something solid. If I drink a smoothie I only need to wait about 20 mintues to half an hour before I start running. If I eat something solid I need to wait a full hour. If I don’t I tend to get sick.
This simple combination that I call My White Smoothie is nutritious and delicious. Those are my two main criteria for a pre-run drink.
My White Smoothie
Makes 1 serving
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop Fermented L-Glutamine
- Mix everything together with your blender and enjoy.
Weight Watchers P+ = 5.
Calories 204; Protein 26g; Carbohydrate 18g; Fat 4g; Fibre 2g.
This drink is a good way for me to get my Fermented L-Glutamine in. This supplement is flavor-neutral so there is neither added taste nor added color. I also use a 100% ISO Whey Protein Powder – both of these products are from North Coast Naturals. You can certainly make it with any vanilla protein powder you like… and just leave out the L-Glutamine if you don’t use it.
What is your favorite pre-workout fuel?
Are you a high protein smoothie fan?