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Pre-Workout Trail Mix Protein Shake Northamptonshire

This fruity shake will power up your workout and hide that nasty protein taste. Read on and learn more.

Leaf Cycles Organic Vegetables
01604 628956
24 St. Michaels Avenue
Northampton
 
Health Quest
01604 630125
8 Wood Street
Northampton
 
Julian Graves Ltd
01604 414377
Billing Garden Village, The Causeway, Great Billing
Northampton
 
Holland & Barrett
01604 634270
25 Abington Street
Northampton
 
Wellingborough Health Foods
01933 222499
22 Silver Street
Wellingborough
 
Ingredients 4 Health
01604 811733
119 Dowthorpe Hill, Earls Barton
Northampton
 
Sally Gordon Nutritionalrapist
01933 276816
1 Court Mws, Irthlingborough Rd
Wellingborough
 
Healthwise
01933 676873
51 Ridgeway
Wellingborough
 

Pre-Workout Trail Mix Protein Shake

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When you're going for a heavy workout, you need energy to be released at a steady pace over a long period. This smoothie contains slow-releasing carbs and protein, with plenty of natural sugars to release instant energy into the bloodstream.

Ingredients
1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
1 banana
1tsp cinnamon
1tbsp honey
125ml low-fat yoghurt
50ml skimmed milk
30g almonds
50g raisins
2 ice cubes

Directions
Blend the almonds in a food processor. Add raisins and blend until chopped, then banana, cinnamon, whey protein, honey, yoghurt and ice cubes. Blend until smooth.

Why you should have it
Honey is a carb-rich way to increase power, speed and endurance. It's also low GI, which means it will provide energy without a creating a sugar crash. Raisins contain fast-release carbs that let the body save fuel for later in the workout. Dried fruit is also a source of iron, which can delay fatigue. Bananas are low in fat and provide quick-release energy and cramp-busting potassium.

Almonds are full of protein and essential fats which assist in the production of testosterone and give a generous dose of the protein that feeds muscle and regulates digestion, ensuring a steady energy release. Cinnamon helps your cells absorb glucose better, which helps maintain energy levels. It also helps regulate appetite so you won't walk out of the gym feeling too peckish.

If you're after a pre-workout shake, you're probably in the market for a post-workout one too so try this chocolate and almond one . More muscle-boosting shakes in the mag too so subscribe and we'll hook you up with five issues for £5 .

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