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Pre-Workout Trail Mix Protein Shake Staffordshire

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

Julian Graves
01902 429505
Victoria Street
Wolverhampton
 
Holland & Barrett
01902 496489
98 Church Street, Bilston
Wolverhampton
 
Holland & Barrett
01922 611348
34-36 Park Street
Walsall
 
Acorn
01746 761896
2 St. Marys Street, Bridgnorth
Wolverhampton
 
The Health Shop
01902 601035
3 Cross Street, Willenhall
Wolverhampton
 
Rosemary's
01902 427520
2-3 Mander Centre, Mander Square
Wolverhampton
 
The Naturla Health Co Ltd
01902 621555
48 Brenton Road
Wolverhampton
 
Chase Health Foods
01922 745245
34 The Square, Aldridge
Walsall
 
All About Natural Health
0121 357 9865
Natural Health House, Unit 1, Bell Road
Walsall
 
Nutmeg
01902 324952
1 Maypole Street, Wombourne
Wolverhampton
 

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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