This energizing smoothie is made with banana and cacao powder for a rich tasting chocolate banana flavor.
With the addition of matcha, cinnamon, mucuna, whey protein and coconut oil it provides a potent boost of energy before weight training or any other kind of exercise where you need a lot of fuel for your body.
Why This Banana Cacao Smoothie is Great Before a Workout
Bananas are a healthy fruit, high in potassium, prebiotic soluble fiber, magnesium, manganese, vitamin C and vitamin B6. They do have a problem though — high levels of natural sugars.
This makes them not the best fruit to eat regularly, or add to your smoothies, if you’re trying to lose weight. Right before a workout though, with all the potassium, magnesium and vitamin C, bananas are excellent.
Matcha Green Tea
Powdered matcha is actually an extra high-powered version of green tea with a mild flavor and some exceptional health benefits. It is also great in pre-workout smoothies.