What should you eat right before a workout?
Contrary to what many people believe, neither a protein shake nor a complex carbohydrate whole grain cereal would be your best bet right before exercising. Super easy to digest, this fruity Breakfast Smoothie Bowl Recipe is one of the best pre-workout meal options.
The Best Pre-Workout Fuel is Easy to Digest
For many years, exercisers have been told to consume either protein or complex carbohydrates (such as oatmeal or whole grain bread) before working out. Yet both protein and complex carbohydrates are digested relatively slowly and therefore do not efficiently transfer calories into much-needed quick energy right before a workout.
The best pre workout fuel is easy-to-digest simple carbohydrates found in nutrient-dense fruits, sprouted whole grains and sprouted seeds.
This Breakfast Smoothie Bowl recipe is made with antioxidant and phytonutrient-rich bananas, dates and strawberries as well as cooked (and cooled) sprouted whole grain brown rice. Its the perfect pre workout fuel for just about any exercise regimen lasting 30-minutes to an hour (Note: Endurance athletes would want to add a bit more protein, soluble fiber and fat prior to a workout.)
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This pre workout breakfast smoothie bowl recipe is super easy to digest and loaded with antioxidants, phytonutrients and vitamins to help fuel exercise.
- 3 pitted medjool dates
- 1/3 cup cooked sprouted whole grain brown rice (cooled)
- 1 frozen banana (chopped)
- 1 cup organic frozen strawberries
- 3/4 teaspoon pure lemon extract
- 1 cup cold filtered water
- Optional sprinkle-on toppings: shredded coconut (chia seeds and walnuts)
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender (such as a Vitamix) and process until smooth and creamy.
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