Quick and easy foods for runners

We dont always get the nutrients our body requires during our busy day and often run out of time to make something healthy and nutritious to eat either for our morning or after work runs. This article is all about quick and easy recipes that will make your life quicker, healthier and help you get those nutrients your body needs without wasting any time. So lets get started!

1. Banana Berry Blast

This smoothie is packed with flavor and antioxidants, as well as protein from yogurt.

1 banana
1/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/3 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup yogurt
2/3 cup ice

Directions:  Place ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

2. Watermelon Smoothie

This smoothie is refreshing after a hot run and is also surprisingly filling.  You can freeze watermelon chunks ahead of time so you can fix it faster when you want it.

2 cups chopped watermelon
1/2 cup yogurt
1 cup ice

Directions:  In a blender, combine the ingredients and blend until smooth.

3. Apple slices with peanut butter

Simple and easy as it sounds. This is a real time saver and the contrast in flavours is tasty as well as super nutritious! Everyone knows apples are good for you, but they’re not always, well, satisfying. Try eating apple slices with a little bit of peanut butter, which is a great source of healthful fat and protein. Opt for all-natural peanut butter to steer clear of added sugar and hydrogenated oils.

4. Pineapple and Cottage Cheese

Yes yes yes, this may sound a little out there but it really is a tasty combination! Not only is the combination of pineapple and cottage cheese delicious, it fills you up, so it’s a perfect mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack. Pineapple contains bromelain, which may speed up muscle repair. And the cottage cheese contains protein and calcium, both important to runners.

5. Pretzels and hummus

Pretzels are a great snack alone, but eating them with hummus gives some extra flavor and other benefits. Pretzels are easy to digest, so you’ll get some quick energy, plus some extra salt. The hummus provides some iron and protein, which are essential for runners. give you easy-to-digest carbs for fast energy plus sodium to keep you hydrated; the hummus offers iron for strength, plus protein.

6.  Plain yogurt with fresh fruit

Low in fat and fairly high in carbohydrates, yogurt is also an excellent source of calcium, protein and potassium. Its live and active cultures are good for the digestive system.

With this quick and easy snacks to keep you fueld throughout the day, you can go running knowing that you are properly fueld for the day and smile just knowing that you wasted no time at all making your snacks and smoothies.

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