Smoothies for Runners
I've literally always dreamed of having a blender. I used to be someone who would spend $10 on smoothies just out of convenience. When I returned from my trip to Japan over the summer, I came home to a sweet surprise of a brand new Ninja Blender (thanks Michael!) I was excited to start my smoothie game!
After a long or hard run, I barely have the energy to do anything, let alone prepare a smoothie. And trust me, the last thing I feel like doing is eating a big meal. But our bodies need to refuel, preferably within 30 minutes so you can recover. Smoothies are a great way for runners to get the nutrients they need.
Smoothies shouldn't be complicated. It doesn't have to be 20 ingredients and it doesn't have to take a lot of time to prep and make. I've listed some ideas below:
-Mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries)
-Banana: rich in potassium, an electrolyte that helps maintain fluid balance
-Avocado -Almond Butter
-Peanut Butter -Coconut oil
-Greek Yogurt -Ancient Nutrition Collagen Protein
-Water -Coconut Water -Milk(soy, almond, oat, whole) Add Ins:
-Greens (spinach, kale) -hemp seeds
-maca powder I like to buy the Super Seed Ancient Grain Blend from Trader Joe's and mix those in. It lasts a while too!
Why Collagen? Collagen makes up our hair, nails, joins, ligaments and tendons. I started using Ancient Nutrition's Multi Collagen Protein in my smoothies and bowls. It's so easy to mix in and it blends well. For 20% off your purchase, use code: MOJALDY.
I hope this post inspired you to try out a smoothie and get creative with them. I can’t wait to see what you all make!