TOP 3 JUICES FOR RUNNERS

Jo Morrison, health impact coach, says, “Juicing floods the body with essential vitamins, minerals and proteins that can be absorbed within 15-20 minutes of consumption and without overloading digestion. Always have a supply of beetroot, celery and cucumber; University of Exeter research found that nitrate contained in beetroot makes exercise less tiring. Celery and cucumber aid hydration, and coconut water has an isotonic effect – replacing fluids and minerals lost when the body exercises.” Try Jo’s top three juices for runners – for more, visit www.juicyjos.co.uk

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THE WORKOUT WARRIOR

  • Mint
  • Pineapple
  • Apple
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Beetroot (fresh, uncooked)
  • Slice of lime {skin removed)
  • Avocado
  • 1tsp protein powder

Add the above to a blender and blitz together for a quick energy boost packed with minerals.


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JUICING G&T

  • Apple
  • Chunk of ginger
  • Slice of lemon
  • Small piece of turmeric

Make up a batch, pour into ice trays and put in the freezer – then take one out daily, melt in a glass, and enjoy. Ginger and turmeric are anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory, amongst other things, so may assist with any aches and pains sustained after training.


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POST-WORKOUT SMOOTHIE

  • Half an avocado
  • Banana
  • Slice of pineapple
  • Passion fruit
  • Ginger
  • Cup of almond milk or coconut water
  • 1tsp protein powder
  • Blueberries
  • 1tsp maca powder
  • 1sp manuka honey

Blend these all together until smooth. Contains muscle-replenishing protein, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory elements.