Runner's Smoothie

 Superfood Smoothie for Runners in an angry Jayhawk glass for a little bit of class!

Superfood Smoothie for Runners in an angry Jayhawk glass for a little bit of class!

So this smoothie breakfast isn't especially for runners per se but it's chalk full of healthy ingredients good for runners. Endurance athletes I treat at Sport and Spine and runners I coach at Roadrunners of Kansas City ask me for this recipe all the time. Personally, this superfood shake is a staple in my diet. It is gluten free, all natural with no added sugar. 

 Superfood ingredients in this healthy shake for runners.

Superfood ingredients in this healthy shake for runners.

Ingredient List

  • 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk (or skim milk or Almond milk - no added sugar)
  • 1 TBS of Chia seed (yep, the same stuff used for the Chia Pet) 
  • 1 TBS of ground peanut butter or almond butter (no oils or sugar added) 
  • 1 TBS of cocoa nibs (optional) 
  • 1 TBS golden flaxseed meal (ground flax seeds) 
  • 1/4 cup of frozen fruit (no sugar added - vary which ones you use) 
  • 1 scoop of Vega One plant-based nutritional shake mix natural flavor (you could use other flavors.)

Put all in blender and blend! Grab a spoon or wide straw as it will gel up and thicken. Enjoy!

Caution: your sleeping family members will not like the sound of your blender acting as their alarm clock and if you find little chips of sawdust/wood in your shake, that means you scooped up the little packet that keeps your Vega powder dry and it ended up in your smoothie. It is not unsafe (yes, I called poison control the first time I did it), it just gives it an awful chewy texture and ruins your morning.