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Pre Workout Shake

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As Holistic Nutritionists, we are always coaching clients on how to race fast AND recover fast - but not only fast, recover WELL. Could you shove a couple of donuts down your throat with a pot of coffee before a race and probably have a pretty good race? Sure. Race in and race out, though? No. Here's why: by practicing the thinking of "I just need food so I can burn it - it doesn't matter what it is or the quality of it..." is completely backwards.

 4-6 ice cubes
 4 oz unsweetened almond or coconut milk
 4 oz tart cherry juice
 ½ banana
 1 scoop high quality protein powder*
 2 tbsp cacao powder
 1 tsp maca powder
 2 tbsp ground chia seeds
 1 handful of spinach or baby kale
 ½ tbsp MCT or coconut oil
 1 tbsp fresh ground almond butter
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 pinch of sea salt

Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender and drink up – ideally no more/less than 90 minutes to 2 hours prior to your race or workout start!