Fresh, Small-Batch Nutrition for Better Health & Performance

Jen Kates' Beta Red Pre-Workout Smoothie

Here’s the challenge: you want to consume a calorically dense meal before training to help fuel your hardest workouts, but you don’t want to limit performance with bloating and/or GI distress. 

One way around this is liquid nutrition and smoothies are a great way to maximize nutrient intake before training.

Jen and Brian prepare Jen's favorite pre-workout smoothie in the first of our series on how to utilize the convenience of smoothies to train better and recover faster. 

Not all of our recipes will include Beta Red and Recovery Protein, but since this one does you can find them here.


  • Jen Kates w/Shift Human Performance

    @JB we have to add the ingredients separately because of the blender brand (Vitamix). For most typical blenders, you can just add everything at once.

    @Helena you can use whatever cherries you prefer. For this recipe, I use frozen red cherries that are more on the tart side. Hope that helps!

  • JB Brockman

    Is there a reason why you add the ingredients separately vs. all at once?

  • Helena M Klumpp

    By “red cherries,” do you mean tart or sweet? Assuming tart, but thought I’d ask. Thanks!

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