Runner’s Smoothie

August 8, 2015

Runner’s Smoothie, Got Carbs?




One of the many reasons I love running is the high carb intake, especially before longer runs. But let me tell you, there are days when eating the amount of carbs “recommended” for a long run or race can be very difficult…I know right, cry me a river 🙂 While, I could never be a “carb free” eater, I do try to stick to whole grains. And I absolutely LOVE yogurt, so anything that doesn’t include yogurt, just isn’t for me!


With our new weekly green smoothies recipes posts I decided what better to do than concoct a runner’s smoothie! The past few weeks I have been working on a few different smoothies packed with good carbs that are equally delicious! Experimenting with new smoothie combos is becoming a new and exciting adventure in our house. My 3 yo always has very interesting suggestions! 🙂


Here is this week’s smoothie:

Runner’s Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup kale
  • 1 c cashew milk
  • 1 c yogurt (I love vanilla brown cow)
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 c oatmeal (I use uncooked)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Handful of ice

After my 15 mile training run today this was the perfect way to restore my glycogen stores! 🙂

Here are a few more runner’s smoothie recipes for before and/or after your runs!


Please feel free to post your favorite smoothie recipe!


Happy Carb Loading!


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