TOP 3 JUICES FOR RUNNERS


by Trail Running |

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.

Workout warrior

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.

Juicing g&t

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.

pre workout smoothie

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.

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