Whether your goals are performance- or physique-based, pre-workout nutrition is essential to success. Lifestyle coach and bodybuilder Jase Stevens knows the right pre-workout shake can make all the difference in his workout, so he uses this recipe to fuel his body properly. This shake is the perfect blend of high-quality protein, carbohydrates, and some healthy fats. "I use one teaspoon of cinnamon to help increase insulin sensitivity and assist my body in dispersing carbs efficiently to the muscle cells," says Stevens. "I also add some sea salt so I get enough sodium to avoid cramping."
- 2 scoop MuscleTech 100% Whey Advanced protein
- 1 cup raw oats
- 2 tbsp natural almond butter
- ½ banana
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp table salt
- 2 cup water
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.