Pre-Run Fruit Smoothie
Shape magazine recommends this easily digested smoothie for your pre-run breakfast.Drink it at least an hour before start time.Coconut water is high in potassium, a nutrient that prevents cramping, a common ailment during and after distance runs.Tart cherry juice helps reduce inflammation.Blueberries contain antioxidants; bananas offer easily digested carbs; and flaxseed oil is high in omega-3s.
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup tart cherry juice
- 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 banana, frozen
- 2 teaspoons flaxseed oil
Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth, adding ice if desired.
Makes 1 serving, with 333 calories, 10 g fat, 8 g fiber, and 273 mg sodium.