With planned trips to America in the autumn and skiing in France over the New Year, the long summer holiday will largely dedicated to training for a half marathon in October. It will be my 2nd half and my training for the last one was lackadaisical to say the least! And so, this year, I have followed the training programme, included strength exercises to my routine (who knew I yoga ball could be used in so many ways?) and have avidly researched the best food for a speedy recovery.
There are some pretty inspirational blogs and magazines out there with lots of nutritional advice and guidance, and the mantra ‘Strong not Skinny’ resonates strongly – I just hope my good intentions last when the days get shorter and darker…
Here’s a recipe for my favourite post-run smoothie. It works well after a run as it contains both the proteins and carbs needed for muscle repair; it also makes for a delicious and refreshing breakfast on a warm and sunny day.
Happy running! x
Makes 1 smoothie
80g of frozen berries (I used raspberries)
1/2 a large banana
Half a 170g pot of Total 0% Greek Yogurt
3 tbsp on porridge oats
1 tsp of runny honey
200ml of semi-skimmed milk
4 fresh blueberries to serve (optional)
1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth.
2. Pour into a glass and add fresh blueberries and a sprinkling of porridge oats to serve.
3. Sit back and relax!