Cooking Tips: Smoothies In Advance

This is part cooking tip, part workout tip.

For the last year or two, I’ve been making my smoothie the night before a training session.

It’s not true that you have to make it right before you workout.

A few advantages to this:

  • It saves time right before your session, which is probably either early in the morning, or, when you get home from work. Two times of day that you don’t have an extra 10 minutes.
  • If you hate throwing away food a fraction as much as I do, it means that you’re fully committed to the session. I have, never once, wasted a smoothie that I’ve pre made, even if that meant that I had to do some kind of short, quick workout.
  • It will actually last an extra day. I know it’s made with fresh fruit, and powders, and other things. But there have been several times when I’ve had my smoothie, either the whole thing, or, a leftover portion, on the second day, and, I’m not dead.

So, this is a win-win-win.

Prepare your smoothie ahead of time.

Have a delicious, satisfying drink on hand to replenish your body after training.

And get your butt in the gym more consistently as a result.

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