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Running on Empty?

by | Jul 22, 2013 | General Info

If you’re an avid runner then there is a great chance that you’re a smoothie drinker, too. You see, many runners know that Whole Foods sells smoothies high in protein and the vitamins needed to help their bodies prepare for and recover from a day of running. So, which smoothies on the Whole Foods menu are best for runners?

Try their Double Green Smoothie. We’ve pulled the recipe from their website and copied it below. Why the Double Green? Well, this smoothie is packed with 8 grams of protein and contains zero cholesterol or saturated fat.

1 1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy beverage, such as almond, rice or soy
2 dried apricots or 4 pitted dates
1 banana
1 cup chopped kale leaves
1 cup baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries

Not near a Whole Foods? Well, you can still create your own delicious “runner’s smoothie.” Here’s how. Start by blending the following ingredients.

8 ounces carrot juice
1/4 avocado
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
4 ounces water
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1/2 tablespoon of honey

Why it works: Ginger acts as a natural pain reducer, perfect for achy knees and muscles. And, carrots are rich in vitamin A, which helps regulate the immune system preventing illness. the best part? The cayenne pepper briefly boosts metabolism, helping you burn a few extra calories and it also boost muscle building.

There are tons of amazing “runner’s smoothie” recipes online. If you want us to create a few special concoctions for you, and your needs, please call us. We’re here to help!