Here’s something I tried today. It may seem like a weird combination, but it’s actually really good! The agave gives you a little glucose and the almond milk gives you sustained energy with its protein. A teaspoon of cocoa powder mixes in pretty easily and gives a little caffeine boost that you may need before facing some tough exercise. It tastes like a lighter version of chocolate milk without the acidity and potential stomach upset that dairy can cause.
I drank it about a half hour before training today with good results. Most importantly, the mixture won’t spike your blood sugar like a Red Bull–an unwelcome crash to say the least.
What do you usually eat/drink before working out?