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Can You Mix A Pre Workout Drink In Advance Or The Night Before?

Published by Kieran
Last Updated on July 5, 2022

A Guide To Pre-Workout Mixing Time

Most company’s state that it’s not recommended to mix your pre workout drink in advance or the night before because of the ingredients and their shelf life.

In the world of pre-workout drinks, there are a lot of options. You can get ready for your next pre - workouts or morning routine with a protein powder, energy drink, or even a pre-workout supplement. Whatever you choose to use, it's important to know the period of time that product will last before use. That's why we've come up with this guide on how often you can mix your scheduled workout drink in advance or on the night before so that you're always prepared for your next workout session!

You Can Mix a Pre-Workout Drink In Advance 

Mixing your pre-workout drink in advance is a great option for many people. It helps you save time and money and ensures that you have all the ingredients on hand to mix your shake as soon as possible. Prepping your shake the night before if you want to work out tomorrow can also help prevent last-minute dashes to the grocery store!

Mixing It In Advance Is a Great Option!

Mixing your pre-workout in advance is a great option for those who don’t like to mix their own drinks or those who simply don’t have enough time to do so.

If you like to keep things simple and already know that you are going to be busy in the morning, just add the ingredients into your blender bottle in the evening and leave it overnight.

This way, there will be no need for any extra effort on your part when it comes time to take your pre-workout drink!

How To Prep Your Pre-Workout Drink For The Day Ahead

  • Mix your ingredients in a clean, dry container. Make sure that the container is sealed and has a lid.
  • Put the container in a cool, dry place. Don't leave it in the fridge or freezer—the cold may affect some of the ingredients (like citrulline malate), and you don't want to risk mixing up anything that could have frozen during transport.

Mix The Ingredients 

Mix the ingredients in a clean, dry container to make a simple solution. Use an extra bottle with a lid or cap that seals tightly. The container should be cool, dry, out of the sun, and away from the freezer.

Make Sure The Container Is Sealed 

Once you’ve added all the ingredients to your container, seal it with a lid. If you don’t have a lid for the container and want to store it for later, make sure that it is sealed tightly so that no ingredients can escape into the air or be absorbed by another object in your cabinet.

It's also important to remember that pre-workout drinks should only be stored at room temperature (around 70 degrees Fahrenheit) as anything warmer or colder may affect the effectiveness of some ingredients.

Keep The Container In a Cool, Dry Place

The next thing you need to do is keep the container in a cool, dry place.

The warmer your protein powder gets, the faster it will go bad. So avoid leaving it in the fridge or freezer if at all possible.

If you must leave your pre-workout drink out on a countertop or in an open space, make sure it's not exposed to direct sunlight and that there's nothing around it that could be causing heat up or down—such as vents blowing hot or cold air into the room where you're storing your pre-workout drink.

If you do put some ice cubes in with your pre-workout drink before putting it away, just be sure not to store your pre-workout shot in a sealed container while they are still frozen; otherwise, they could burst through the lid when they melt!

Don't Leave It In The Fridge

The answer to the question, “Can you mix a pre-workout drink in advance or the night before?” is yes. But don't leave it in the fridge, in the sun, freezer, or car. If you must only make enough to last a few days then store your pre-workout in an opaque container out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources like radiators and window sills.

Don't Leave It In The Sun

Don't leave it in the sun.

In fact, don't leave it anywhere where you think that heat is going to be a problem or where you might forget about it and let it sit for too long (like an hour or two).

You might think that leaving your pre-workout drink at room temperature would be okay but there's no telling what kind of crazy things could happen: maybe someone will open up your container while they're cleaning out their fridge and accidentally spill some into their yogurt bowl; maybe someone will knock over your bottle while they're making lunch; maybe you'll get hungry later on and decide to eat some chips or something else—which means all kinds of bacteria will have access to whatever was left inside...

Don't Leave It In The Freezer

Some people think that freezing a pre-workout drink is a good idea. They think that the cold will cool them down, or maybe even numb them to the pain of working out. The truth is it doesn't really work like that.

If you leave your pre-workout drink in the freezer too long, it can actually get warm from being surrounded by other things in there and therefore not work as well for you when you're taking it before your workout.

Don't keep your pre-workout drink on ice either! Leaving it outside in hot weather can also affect its effectiveness when taken later in the day because ice melts over time which means there will be less water content when ingested at this point (and we all know how important water is).

When Is a Good Time To Have It?

When you should have it is pretty much up to you. It can be taken at any time of day, but generally speaking, having it in the morning or before you leave the house will make sure that it kicks in when you need it to.

You may also want to try taking your pre-workout drink right before bed so that it’s ready and waiting for you when you wake up.

Some people like having their workout drink right after they get home from work because they feel sluggish after sitting all day.

The only real rule is not too much later than 4 hours before your first workout of the day (remember that creatine takes about 6 hours after ingestion) and never on an empty stomach as this could upset your stomach and lead to vomiting.

What Ingredients Will Last Best Overnight?

If you are unsure how long your pre-workout drink will last, you can always add an ice cube to your shaker cup before mixing. The added ice will help keep the ingredients cool and extend their shelf life. Just be sure to mix thoroughly before drinking!


Mixing in advance is a great option!
Just make sure you're following the rules of prep and storing. The night before will be fine but if you have time, it's even better to do it a day ahead so there's no chance of bacteria growing from the ingredients sitting on top of each other overnight.

So you are not far away from achieving your fitness goals.

About the author
Published by Kieran
A star athlete during his school days, Kieran quickly excelled at sports and in particular; football. Kieran's true passion lies in home exercise equipment, and so was was built as a source for all of Kieran's thoughts to be put down on a medium. Here he guides you through various nuances of working out at home, tips, guides, reviews and more.The only other thing Kieran enjoys more than working out, is writing about it.
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