Simple Mixed Berry Smoothie
Back in the day, I was somewhat of an athlete. In the four years I spent in high school, I played field hockey and basketball and ran on the track team. While I certainly wasn't the faster runner on the team, I was a member of a school-record-breaking 4x4 relay team and I managed to bring home some medals from local invitational meets.
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Of course, now that I'm training on a regular basis, I'm hungrier than normal and, although they're not my favorite fruit, I'm eating more and more bananas. Bananas are especially important for runners - they offer quick carbohydrates to help fuel your run and they keep you hydrated since they're 75% water. Bananas also have plenty of magnesium and potassium, which are two electrolytes lost in sweat that play a huge role in late-run/late-race cramping. No matter how much I dislike the smell and texture of a banana, I know that it's in my body's best interest to eat them on a regular basis.
Generally, I don't like to eat bananas "as is," so I try to sneak them into my diet. One of the ways I do that is by using a banana to thicken my homemade fruit smoothies. With just three simple and easily obtainable ingredients and the aid of my blender, I can create something delicious and nutritious that I can drink on the go if need be. Who wouldn't want to begin the day with this?
If you're not a fan of berries, have no fear! Just change up the recipe to include your favorite fruit. Do you have a favorite smoothie flavor? How do you make them? Leave a comment and let me know!
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