I envy those people who jump out of bed looking forward to their AM or PM workouts. Sorry, but I would be straight-up lying if I said that was me. I wake up and prefer to either scroll through funny Instagram memes or stare at the ceiling. And when I get home from work, I act as if I haven’t been fed in 5 days, so food is really the only thing on my mind.

Trust me, I want to be that girl who gets as excited to go sweat just as much as I am to watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Like, I really want that. But has it happened? Well, not entirely, but I have noticed a huge difference when I make certain pre-workout smoothies before I hit the gym.

These recipes are tasty, easy to make and will give you that extra pep in your step you may (desperately) need.

Pre-Workout Green Smoothie


Courtesy of Simple Green Smoothie

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  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 cups almond milk unsweetened
  • 1 apple
  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Morning Workout Protein Smoothie


Courtesy of PopSugar

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  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 banana
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (I used one packet of Tone It Up’s vegan vanilla protein powder Perfect Fit)
  • Ice
  • 1 to 2 drops of liquid Stevia, optional

Banana-Walnut Bliss 


Courtesy of Best Health Mag

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Blueberry Chia Blast 


Courtesy of the Curvy Carrot

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  • 1 and 1/2 cups coconut milk beverage (I used So Delicious brand here)
  • 1/2 cup soft silken tofu
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 scoop (about 1-2 tablespoons) vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries

Chocolate Oatmeal Protein Smoothie


Courtesy of Blendtec

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  • 2 cups milk
  • ¾ cups oats
  • 1 banana (chopped)
  • 1 scoop (1–2 tbsp) chocolate protein powder

Which one are you thinking of making before your next workout? Let us know in the comments below!

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