3 post-run smoothie recipes for runners

Three delicious smoothie recipes to fuel recovery after a run

3 post-run smoothie recipes for runners

Eating within 30 minutes of returning from a run is the optimum opportunity to kick start your body’s muscle growth and repair process. But what if you don’t feel like eating as soon as you get through the door?

A post-run smoothie is a refreshing and easily digestible way of fuelling your body with essential nutrients and all-important protein after a run. Here’s three delicious smoothie recipes to maximise your recovery after a run.

Green Post-run Smoothie by VegfestUK

3 post-run smoothie recipes for runners

The addition of hemp protein makes this recipe ideal for a post-run recovery boost! The simple and easily-digested proteins contained within hemp (albumen and edestin) deliver high quality muscle repair and growth essential for runners.

Ingredients

  • handful of kale leaves
  • small piece of cucumber
  • juice of half a lemon
  • small piece of ginger (sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon of Yaoh hemp protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baobab powder
  • 1 teaspoon of chlorella powder
  • 1/2 pint of coconut water
  • 2 bananas (frozen and peeled)

Method:

Put all ingredients into a blender and just blend until smooth.

www.vegfest.co.uk

Wheyhey Exotic Forest Fruit Smoothie Bowl by Rhiannon Lambert

3 post-run smoothie recipes for runners

With 20g of protein from Wheyhey ice cream, plus protein from delicious almond milk and yoghurt, this recipe is ideal for muscle recovery and repair after a run.  Not only is this recipe refreshingly tasty, it is actually bursting with antioxidants to help fight free radical damage from exercise and pollution. The Greek yoghurt contains probiotics, which will help aid your digestion, while providing a great source of calcium. Try topping your smoothie bowls with seeds and nuts for an omega-3 and protein boost.

Ingrediants:

  • ½ frozen banana
  • 2 cups of frozen forest fruit
  • ¾ almond milk
  • 2 tbs of fat free greek yoghurt
  • A squeeze of half an orange
  • 1 small tub of Strawberry WheyHey
  • Chia seeds
  • Linseed
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Dragon fruit
  • Star fruit
  • Strawberry
  • Blueberries

 Method

  1. Throw all of the ingredients into a blender, blend and you have yourself a refreshing smoothie.
  2. Pour smoothie into a bowl.
  3. Top with your favourite toppings and enjoy!

www.wheyhey.com

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie by Alpro

3 post-run smoothie recipes for runners

This plant powered delight is the ideal post-workout pick-me-up. The addition of deliciously nutritious avocados mean it’s packed with “good” mono-unsaturated fats, while the banana helps boost your body’s intake of energy-releasing B vitamins, as well as antioxidant vitamins C and E!

Ingredients:

  • 250ml Alpro Almond Unsweetened alternative to milk
  • 50g mashed avocado
  • 1 large handful of spinach (or 25g frozen spinach)
  • 1 heaped tsp smooth peanut butter
  • ½ small banana (frozen and peeled)

 Method:

  1. Add the Alpro Almond Unsweetened, avocado, spinach, peanut butter and banana to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a glass and drink.

www.alpro.com/uk


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