Boost Hydration With These Super Smoothies
Make your post-run smoothie work harder with these hydration hacks
A smoothie is always a great option for a post-run snack. Cold, refreshing, and packed with as many nutrients as your blender can handle. But did you know that you can adapt your recovery smoothie to suit the weather? Here’s how to whip up a quick runner’s smoothie to boost hydration and replenish electrolytes.
5 Ingredients To Try In Summer Smoothies
Stock up on these summer saviours, and you’ll always be able to whip up a refreshing smoothie.
Coconut water: ultra hydrating, with high levels of important electrolytes including potassium
Watermelon: delicious and refreshing, and a good natural source of electrolytes
Frozen berries: all berries are great, but strawberries and cherries contain important anti-oxidants
Spinach: yes, really! fresh or frozen spinach disappears into a smoothie and delivers so many micronutrients
Pineapple: contains powerful plant compounds that help to bring down inflammation in the body
3 Hot-Weather Smoothie Recipes For Runners:
Pineapple Coconut Banana:
Blend 150g pineapple (fresh or frozen), 100g frozen banana (peel and chop before freezing), 500ml coconut water, a handful of spinach, 1 tbsp flaxseeds, and ice. Want to up the protein content? Add a scoop of your favourite protein powder (vanilla or banana flavour would work well). Add a pinch of xantham gum – available in the free from aisle – to really thicken your smoothie.
Avocado & Apple
This smoothie is packed with fibre, water, and healthy fats – it’s a meal replacement! Blend a chopped apple, half an avocado, a scoop of protein powder (try a plant based protein like pea protein), ice, and water.
This is a really refreshing smoothie with tons of anti oxidants and natural anti inflammatories from citrus fruits and ginger. Blend one orange (or try 1/2 orange and 1/2 grapefruit), a kiwi fruit, 1 inch of peeled root ginger, a handful of fresh spinach, ice and water.
What are your favourite smoothie recipes for hot summer days? We’d love to hear about them on our Facebook page.
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