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:
- 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! http://www.runnersworld.com/nutrition-for-runners/nutritious-smoothies-for-runners
Please feel free to post your favorite smoothie recipe!
Happy Carb Loading!