Smoothies For Runners

Why I Love Smoothies

Smoothies can be a fantastic way to get proper nutrients. You have the ability to customize so you can the amount of protein, carbs, or fats that your looking for. On top of that, most foods that have great benefits honestly don’t taste very good. When mixed in a smoothie with other ingredients, most of the time, you won’t taste it. As a distance runner, I am constantly burning more calories than I can eat. However, with smoothies, you can generally consume more calories without feeling as stuffed. My last reason that I love smoothies is the simplicity of them. It doesn’t require lots of time to cook or prepare. My most complicating smoothie only takes me about 10 minutes to make from start to clean up.

My Top 5 Smoothie Recipes:

5) Fruit Smoothie

Perfect for a mid-day snack to hold you over for your next meal.

Calorie: 478 Carbs: 45g Fat: 22g Protein: 28g

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 cup mixed berries
  • large handful of spinach
  • 1 serving of protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons MCT oil

4) Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Protein

Great for after a hard workout to repair the muscles you just broke down

Calorie: 408 Carbs: 53g Fat: 10g Protein: 30g

  • 1 banana
  • 1 serving of chocolate protein powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • large handful of spinach
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt

3) Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Delight

This one is great for after a long run. The banana and cocoa powder are both great for muscle recovery.

Calorie: 388 Carbs: 49g Fat: 25g Protein: 20g

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter

2) Banana Honey Smoothie

This one is perfect for a pre-run meal. Both the banana and honey are great energizers, and the protein will give your muscles enough fuel to last through your run.

Calorie: 385 Carbs: 50g Fat: 11g Protein: 27g

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 serving protein powder

1) Super Calorie Smoothie

I have this every morning for my breakfast. It gives me plenty of calories, carbs, fats, and protein to reach my daily goal.

Calorie: 1357 Carbs: 98g Fat: 80g Protein: 72g

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 servings of protein powder
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons MCT oil

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