This grapes, orange, pear, and kale smoothie is absolutely perfect for a pre-workout meal.
This is an amazing tasting pre-workout smoothie as well.
You'll find lots of fruit in this healthy recipe which contains a good amount of sugar, and that's why I save this one as a quick meal before your weight lifting workouts.
Every ingredient in this smoothie is strategically included to provide you benefits for your workout and recovery from your workouts.
Your goal with every pre-workout smoothie or meal should be to flood your body with nutrients. During a weight lifting workout, you are breaking down muscle which requires extra resources from your body to repair.
When you provide all the extra resources, you will build muscle and come back for the next workout stronger than ever.
Ingredients for Grapes, Orange, Pear, and Kale Smoothie
1/4 Cup Kale
1/4 Cup of Organic Green Seedless Grapes
1/4 Organic Orange Peeled
1/4 Medium Size Organic Pear
1/4 Organic Banana
1 Scoop Plain Whey Protein or Your Flavor Choice
1/4 Cup of Filtered Water
1/4 Cup of Ice Cubes from Filtered Water
Directions for Grapes, Orange, Pear, and Kale Smoothie
1. Be sure to wash the kale, grapes, and pear well to remove any harmful substances from their surfaces.
2. Place all ingredients into your blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy.
3. You can add more water if you like.
4. You can increase the amount and store the smoothie mixture in the refrigerator for later.
Nutrition Facts for Grapes, Orange, Pear, and Kale Smoothie
All of the ingredients you find in this pre-workout smoothie are exceptional.
To make it even better, I want you to go to your herbs and spices cabinet or drawer and add some additional nutrition to this pre-workout smoothie.
For example, add some cinnamon and some red pepper flakes. Any additional herbs and spices only make this healthy recipe even healthier for you and better for your recovery after your workout.
Notice the high amount of protein I added to this healthy recipe since you'll be working out shortly after drinking this smoothie. This sets you up for success after your workout.
Most weight lifting workouts here at WLC are under 1 hour and many around 30 to 45 minutes. The whey protein will be peaking in your system towards the end of your workout and will be ready for recovery.
Also notice the higher amount of carbohydrates from the variety of fruits in this pre-workout smoothie. I much prefer fruits for their natural sugars versus processed supplements for their high amount of carbohydrates.
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Calories, Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fats for Grapes, Orange, Pear, and Kale Smoothie
Other Options for the Grapes, Orange, Pear, and Kale Smoothie
You can add any number of ingredients to this pre-workout smoothie to use it at other times during the day.
If you love the taste of this healthy smoothie, you can have it for breakfast with a whole egg added to it as well as flax seeds and chia seeds to add even more nutrition to the meal.
You can also adjust the amounts to meet your needs.
I wouldn't have this later in the day just because of the higher number of sugars. I always recommend to keep sugar intake lower as the day goes on. There's no need to have much sugar later in the day.
I like to limit sugar intake around your weight lifting workouts during a muscle building program and sometimes during fat loss programs. The sugar I do recommend will only come from fruits because they provide so much other nutrition to your body as well as other health benefits.
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