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Can You Put Pre Workout In A Smoothie? (Is It Safe?)

Pre workout is awesome as it helps make you feel more alert and focused, and gives you more energy.

Smoothies are awesome as they’re tasty, healthy and fun to make.

Here’s everything you need to know about adding pre workout to smoothies.

Can You Put Pre Workout In A Smoothie?

Yes, you can put pre workout powder in a smoothie. Not only will your pre workout taste better, but it may help improve your workout even more.

A fruit smoothie

In this article, we cover the best type of smoothies to add pre workout to, whether you should add pre workout to smoothies, how much pre workout to add to smoothies, and much more!

Does Pre Workout Dissolve In A Smoothie?

Pre workout does dissolve in a smoothie, but there are a few things to consider.

First, the more liquid (i.e., milk/fruit juice) you add to the smoothie, the better it’ll dissolve.

Whereas the thicker your smoothie, the worse it’ll dissolve.

Another thing to consider is the amount of pre workout powder used.

The less pre workout powder you use, the better it’ll dissolve. And the more pre workout powder you use, the worse it’ll dissolve.

And finally, most things dissolve better at a higher temperature.

(It’s why sugar dissolves so well in coffee!)

So if you’re adding pre workout to a frozen smoothie, then it likely won’t dissolve as well.

(If you are adding it to a cold smoothie, then it’s a good idea to mix it in a blender, as the blades will produce heat when in use.)

Can You Put Pre Workout In A Home-Made Smoothie?


Adding pre workout to a home-made smoothie is awesome, as you can customize the ingredients so that it matches the flavor of the pre workout.

You’re also free to customize the amount of ingredients so that the smoothie is a good thickness and so that the ratios are right.

(For example, if you’re making a raspberry and lemon smoothie, then you may want to use less raspberries if your pre workout is raspberry flavor.)

Can You Put Pre Workout In A Ready-Made Smoothie?

While you can add pre workout to a ready-made smoothie, it’s less than ideal in my opinion.


Well, assuming the ready-made smoothie is in a plastic bottle, then it’ll be much harder to mix the pre workout in it.

Also, you’re more restricted when it comes to the flavor of the smoothie.

(If you have lemon flavor pre workout, and there’s only chocolate flavor ready-made smoothies available, don’t come complaining to me when you mix them and it tastes grim!)

And finally, ready-made shop bought smoothies tend to be more expensive than home-made ones.

Are There Any Types Of Pre Workout That You Can’t Put In A Smoothie?

While most pre workout supplements are sold in powdered form, you can buy them as gummies and capsules too.

Now, I wouldn’t recommend adding pre workout gummies to a smoothie as these are unlikely to blend well.

I’m not saying it’s impossible, but using powder is a safer and more sensible option.

As for pre workout capsules, it may be possible if you “unscrew” the capsule and pour the contents in the smoothie.

But I wouldn’t recommend putting the whole capsules in the blender, as the capsule shell may be sharp when blended up.

Should You Put Pre Workout In A Smoothie?

Ultimately, this comes down to your preference.

You could argue it’ll help your workout even more, as your muscles will be receiving more nutrients and energy from the other ingredients in the smoothie.

That said, it’s much easier to fire a scoop of pre workout in a shaker with water and drinking it as normal.

So what do you value more…

Effectiveness or convenience?

How Much Pre Workout Should You Put In A Smoothie?

You should always use the serving size as advised by the supplement company.

So if they recommend taking 1 scoop per serving, then you should add 1 scoop to your smoothie.

While some people take pre workout twice in a day, I wouldn’t recommend having 2 pre workout smoothies as you can quickly build a tolerance.

3 Delicious Smoothies With Pre Workout Recipes

Strawberry & Lime Supreme


  • 1 cup of strawberry yoghurt
  • ½ cup of 2% milk
  • 4 tablespoons of lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 cups of frozen strawberries
  • 1 serving of strawberry flavor pre workout


Add all the ingredients to a blender, then process until smooth.

Blueberry & Banana Boost


  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 ½ cup of 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 serving of blueberry flavor pre workout


Add all the ingredients in order of appearance in a blender, then process until smooth.

Chocolate Orange Crusher


  • 1 peeled orange
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1 cup plain Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 serving of orange flavor pre workout


Add all the ingredients to a blender, then process until smooth.


Wrapping things up, there’s nothing wrong with adding pre workout powder to a smoothie.

Not only will it taste it great, but it could improve your gym session even more!

Rather than stirring it in with a spoon, you should always add pre workout powder into the blender so that it dissolves better and spreads more evenly within the smoothie.

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Hope this helped!


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