I am always searching for the next best nutritious smoothie recipe to help me fuel before a run and help me recover from a run. Now that I have been increasing my weekly running mileage, safely without injury (thanks to forefoot running), I need a smoothie that’s loaded with protein and other healthy additives.
Nutritious Smoothie Recipe for Endurance Runners
Here I have made a list of my favorite go-to recovery and energy smoothies for running. These smoothies are not only bright and flavorful, they are all you need to give you a healthy boost before or after a run.
Mango Vanilla Smoothie – Great for before and after a run, and is a strong probiotic powerhouse that not only adds good bacteria to your gut, but also is a nice mood-booster!
Red Cranberry Tangy Smoothie – Perfect alternative to orange juice, this breakfast smoothie contains loads of vitamin C which is a great, all natural energy source for running.
Quinoa Protein Smoothie – This smoothie if very hardy and filling and it’s great before a long run, such as a marathon.
Green Smoothie – Perfect way to replenish your electrolytes after a long, grueling run.
Nutritious Breakfast Smoothie – Another great pre-run, morning smoothie that includes chia and flax seeds.
Chocolate Mint Smoothie – Load up with carbs and potassium with this tummy-friendly smoothie which includes mint, key in relieving stomach bloating.
Morning Glory Smoothie – This smoothie is uplifting and packed with good fats, helping the muscles repair quicker.
Peanut Green Smoothie – Tasty way to power through a long run without feeling burned out.
Wake Me Up Smoothie – A great alternative to coffee because it’s a powerful blend of energy-boosting ingredients, such as ginger, citrus and turmeric –turmeric is also great for reducing minor swelling.
Chocolate Protein Chia Smoothie – Comforting, protective, great for recovery.
Vanilla Chia Smoothie – Great for a pre or post-run, this wholesome smoothie contains complex carbs which keeps you full longer.
Paleo Banana Chocolate Shake – This smoothie is an energy super-charger because it stocks up your electrolytes. Great before an early morning run.
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BSc Neurobiology; MSc Biomechanics candidate, ultra minimalist runner & founder of RunForefoot. I was a heel striker, always injured. I was inspired by the great Tirunesh Dibaba to try forefoot running. Now, I'm injury free. This is why I launched Run Forefoot, to advocate the health & performance benefits of forefoot running and to raise awareness on the dangers of heel striking, because the world needs to know.