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 Get full recipe here. 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 Get full recipe here. 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 Get full recipe here. 2 cups skim milk 1 large banana 1 tbsp honey 1/4 tsp vanilla extract handful walnut pieces (or 7 halves) Blueberry Chia Blast Courtesy of the Curvy Carrot Get full recipe here. 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 Get full recipe here. 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! Start a Conversation Cancel a Conversation Connect with Enter your WordPress.com blog URL http://.wordpress.com Proceed Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.