Superfood Smoothie Recipes
for Runners & Athletes
(Continued)

You’re reading part two of Bonom’s Superfood Smoothie Recipes and Tips for Workouts and Optimal Health.

Bonom is a friend of mine who is a super endurance athlete and wanted me to share his best nutrition tips and fruit shake recipes, originally posted on his personal blog.

If you’re just getting started, I highly suggest you start with Part I to learn about the best superfood smoothie ingredients and Bonom’s main staple smoothie for recovery after long, intense runs.

Otherwise, read on for Bonom's best tips, part two...

Meal Replacement Energy Smoothie

So you liked the main staple smoothie recipe, but you’re craving something a little heavier?

Or you want to try another variation of this amazing smoothie?

This energy smoothie recipe comes out super thick and more filling than any meal!

It’s easy. Use the same recipe as in part one, but instead of adding the 2nd or 3rd fruit, add one or more of the following superfoods:

  • Dates
  • Peanut Butter or Almond Butter (almond butter is better)
  • Fresh Ground Cardamom

That basically sums up the ingredients that go into my daily recovery fruit shakes.

Most of them are all-natural superfoods, but some are a little less well-known than others.

Oh, and there’s one more secret ingredient I sometimes add. I sweat profusely when I work out, so I toss in some unsweetened electrolyte powder, especially after a sweaty workout to help replenish my electrolytes lost through sweating.

Just be forewarned that it can alter the natural taste, so go easy on this particular ingredient.


Best Way to Drink Meal Replacement Smoothies

These superfood smoothie recipes are so loaded with healthy ingredients that they make a very filling high calorie meal.

This is not a light snack smoothie, but a serious athletic recovery food, delivering your body the nutrients it needs after intense physical exertion.

It can take several hours to consume the smoothie, and it helps to drink a lot of water during and after consuming...


Other Healthy Drinks for Athletes

Besides smoothies, I like to keep hydrated throughout the day with only the best healthy drinks.

These are the best simple drinks for hot days...

Brewed Hibiscus Tea (unsweetened) - Mix with the following:

  • frozen fruit puree (such as mango or pineapple)
  • 20 percent juice (maybe orange)...

Brewed Tamarind (unsweetened) - Mix with the following:

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries or Raspberries puree (frozen is best for a hot day, right?!)...

Brewed Natural Chai - Mix with:

  • Cinnamon and/or Ginger
  • Ice cold apple puree or juice (for sweetness and cooling)

*Tip for all of these healthy drinks: Don’t use too much juice...the drink should be no more than 20-30% juice


Bonus: My Favorite Healthy Late Night Snacks

Smoothies are great for downing after an intense morning workouts, and the tea combos above keep me going through the work day. But what about those late night munchies?

Don’t resort to junk food! Instead, try the following...

This is the ultimate secret low calorie late night food.

It’s a perfect food to get rid of headaches you might have from a stressful work day...a natural medicine!

Here it is:

Mix vegetarian miso with:

  • timbur -(acclimatizing herb of the sherpas, I learned about it during my world travels)...
  • stale salty corn chips - a small amount will do...
  • or crumbled brown rice cakes

The soup is a delicious low calorie food, and the chips or rice cakes add texture and make you feel full.

This all I feel like sharing. I hope you enjoyed these superfood smoothie recipes and my other favorite “top-secret” health foods - try them and let me know what you think!




Editor's Note:

If you liked these superfood smoothie recipes and tips, be sure to thank Bonom for sharing by leaving a comment in the box below (you don't have to have a Facebook account to do so).

Or better yet, pay it forward! Share your OWN best-kept smoothie tips, secrets and recipes on this site.

Make your own page similar to this one. You’ll be helping the smoothie-lover community make better smoothies, and it’s a fun way to gain your own 15 minutes of fame [Coming Soon].


Related Links

Green Smoothie Recipes – Another great recovery food for athletes, or anyone seeking optimal health, nutrition and vitality, and incredibly simple to make!

Banana Smoothie Recipe - If you’re like Bonom (and me) and can’t get enough bananas in your smoothies, you’ll love this green strawberry banana smoothie.

Meal Replacement Smoothie - One more high protein, high powered treat...especially great for athletes and active people!

Learn more about ensuring high protein in your vegetarian diet through superfood smoothies.



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