Pre-workout Matcha Smoothie

pre-workout fuel

Happy Memorial Day beautiful people!

There's nothing like the unofficial start of summer to make me yearn for a cold smoothie in the morning. Lately I've been trying to master the perfect pre-workout option. I don't like to eat too much that early, but I'm not a fan of the fasted workout either. Smoothies are a good happy medium for me.

As I've tried to add more matcha and collagen into my diet, I've found smoothies to be the perfect way to do it. Matcha has been shown to help people burn 25% more body fat during exercise. And, with its energy-boosting capabilities, it's the perfect fuel for my workout.

Last week, I was out of bananas and thought I'd try throwing in strawberries in their place. I wasn't sure how berries would be in the mixture, but I ended up liking it even more than banana. 

Here's how it went down:

matcha smoothie recipe


3 coffee ice cubes 
1 t. matcha (can replace with kale or spinach if not interested in matcha)
2 T. collagen (if you choose not to add this, it will not impact the flavor)
1 to 2 T. nut butter
1 handful of frozen strawberries
1.5 c. almond milk 

To make:
Brew coffee, pour of ice tray
Freeze overnight
In the AM, combine all ingredients in blender
Mix until completely blended

Eat, digest, workout, enjoy!

PS: If you want to try matcha or collagen, here is a $10 off code for Vitacost. If you use this code, I will also get referral points :)