Even the best proteins - those that are largely egg alblumin with some whey and zero to less than 2% soy - once they are mixed with any substrate - water, milk, juice, and particularly when high glycmeic foods such as berries or bananas are added - will naturally break down to a sufficient degree that you're not going to get the full benefit if you don't ingest it within 90 to 120 minutes of taking it from a powdered state to a liquid state. Good protein powders are costly, so why flush away half the value?
But more important is to remember that Protein is to feed and repair, not primarily to "fuel", so taking it within 20 to 30 minutes of completing a workout is the best way to time your intake.
If you're for something to push ATP into your muscles for extra energy, then look at first to something simple like a mix of orange juice and water that you sip on route to the gym, and use to hydrate throughout the workout - repeat, throughout the workout.
Once you've readjusted to being back in the gym, and working to failure on all your sets, then consider how creatine intake prior to your workout can help you. But before do that, research it sufficiently to determine the best uptake for your system. (suspensions and effervescents are argued to be the best). There are lots of products, and everybody has a favorite or one they swear by. Research, read, ask, and take everything into consideration including your history of kidney stones or prostate condition, etc. before taking in excess amounts of creatine. Go slow, and cycle it as directed by the manufacturer.
The most important thing is don't waste your protein drink on pre-workout. Just get up ten minutes sooner, mix it in the a.m. before you leave, and it will be fine for the 90 to 120 minutes between when you make it and when you finish your workout, AND you'll be getting much greater benefit.