7 Smoothie Recipes for Athletes or Runners

For an athlete or runners, keeping fit to stay optimally is essential. You need an important nutritional intake every day, including calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium, sodium, and zinc. If you are running, climbing, cycling or other sports, you may be aware that your body needs additional nutritional supplements to function properly.

According to the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), most athletes don’t meet their need for daily calcium intake. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommended a daily dose of calcium ranges between 1,000-1,500 mg per day.

What are the best smoothie recipes for athletes?

Here are some easy to make, nutritious, and delicious recipes. They are full of fruits, vegetables, and protein.

1. Banana-Almond Protein Smoothie

The ingredients in this smoothie pack in the protein and will have a cooling effect on your body after a workout.


  • 1 scoop whey protein
  • 1 banana
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • ¾ cup milk or milk alternative
  • 3 ice cubes (optional)


Throw all ingredients into the blender and blitz until combined. Serves 1.

2. Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

  • ¾ cup (6 oz.) Apple Juice
  • 1 cup (about 20-24 slices) Frozen Strawberries
  • *For PROTEIN add either ½ cup (4 oz) Greek Yogurt (for 10 grams) or 20 grams protein powder
  • ½ cup (4 oz.) Ice


Add enough water to blend everything in the blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy!

3. Berry-Banana Protein Smoothie

Frozen banana provides potassium and carbs to refuel your muscles, While Low-fat milk supplies protein and carbs.


  • 1 scoop (1.6 oz) vanilla soy protein
  • 8 oz low-fat milk
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ¾ c frozen mixed berries (serving 1)


Blend all ingredients until smooth.

4. Acai Kale, Berry and Chia Seeds Smoothie

This smoothie is also loaded with the superfoods flax, acai, and hemp, so you’ll get loads of antioxidants and fiber. Together they create an awesome fruity flavor, which is seriously enhanced by the unbelievably rich fruity essences of the acai powder. Recipe here

5. High Protein Vegan Smoothie

This is an amazing smoothie after a tough workout. It contains a whopping 17 grams of protein from hemp hearts. This looks so healthy and delicious. I make smoothies all the time but a recipe like this makes me want to get a legit juicer!. Try this recipe

6. Blueberry and Cranberry Smoothie

But if you are a serious runner then you will need to get your running diet plan exactly right, a ‘high-calorie smoothie’ (as above with 249 calories) will work. Recipe

7. Stripped Green Smoothie

This stripped green smoothie is a high quality, nutrient-dense, easy-to-digest green smoothie stripped of anything but organic, raw vegetables, greens, and fruits. Noticed a huge difference in your energy levels. Usually by the time you get home from work. Recipe here

Protein is essential for muscle growth. You can add natural sources of protein into smoothies. Added greens in the proper proportions, they can add a nutritional boost without an overpowering taste. Leafy green vegetables are high in iron, which is an essential mineral that transports oxygen around the body and aids in energy production.

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