breakfast shake

Do you want/have to lift early and don’t feel like eating? Some people may skip breakfast and train, but for those who want a decent amount of nutrients flowing before they work out might want to try this instead of trying to eat. The problem is that sometimes we eat and try to workout too soon, before our food gets digested. No one likes to lift on a full stomach. If you’re slammed for time and want to still feel good while you’re lifting, try these shake recipes. These can also be good for getting calories in for trying to gain weight.

Shake option 1

Blend with 5 ice cubes and 8-10 ounces of water

1 tbsp almond butter

2 bananas

1 scoop of protein

macros 12f 55c 24p 375 calories

This has some simple sugars to get you going, some protein, and some healthy fat. Blend this up and drink it an hour before you lift and you will have a great workout.

smoothie 2

5 ice cubes 8 ounces of water blend

1/2 cup oats raw/ 150 g of cooked white rice/1/2 cup cream of wheat

1 banana

1tbsp almond butter

1 scoop of protein

This was my old go to if I wanted a shake before I lifted, but the oatmeal didn’t do well with me if I drank it too close to my workout, I’d wait at least an hour and a half to lift after drinking this one. I’ve made it with rice, and this works better for closer to lifting. Using cream of wheat is similar with oatmeal, I would wait out a littler longer.

14f 61c 30p 475 cals

option 3 creamsicle breakfast

5 ice cubes

7 oz of orange juice

2 tbsp heavy whipping cream

1 scoop of protein

12f 60c 25p 425cals

This one tastes good, it’s just full of sugar, so you may crash early on this one. Try it out for yourself and see!

Sometimes waking up and eating right away can be hard for some. Try any of these and tell me how it goes! Good luck!