Healthy Smoothie Recipes
Healthy nutrition is one of the cornerstones of running strong and staying injury-free. Proper nutrition supports recovery, rehydrates you, replinshes your body's fuel sources and provides the raw materials for your body to repair the damage caused by the stress of training.
Basic Smoothie Recipe
Here's my basic smoothie recipe that you can use to create your own quick and nutritious snacks. It's so simple even a baby could do it (almost).
Here's the basic formula to make a healthy smoothie:
- A liquid base - I prefer to use milk substitutes like almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, rice milk or hemp milk. I like unsweetened, unflavoured versions of any of these products to cut down on calories and sugar; the fruit will provide the flavour and sugar.
- Fruit - use whatever you like or is in season.
- Protein powder - I like to use whey protein. Look for protein isolate, it's the highest quality form. Protein concentrate is the next best. If you don't want to use whey and prefer vegan or vegetarian sources of protein use rice, hemp or pea protein powder. Again I prefer to use unflavoured, unsweetened products.
- Flaxseeds - these add fibre and healthy Omega-3 fatty-acids to the smoothie.
You can add other ingredients as you like. Be careful not to use too much processed sugar; enjoy the natural sugars from real fruit instead.
I usually take a couple of Vitamin D capsules and Omega-3 fish oil tablets in the morning with my smoothie.
More Free Smoothie Recipes
If you'd like more smoothie recipes you can download the free ebook "126 Smoothies for Athletes" below. This recipe book not only gives you 126 smoothie recipes but at the end it also provides a complete breakdown of calories, fats, carbohydrates and protein in each recipe.
126 Smoothie Recipes (right click, choose "Save As" and save to your computer)
Eat well, run healthy, run strong!