Featured Recipe: Nutritious Smoothies for Runners – Part 2

Nutritious Smoothies for Runners – Part 2

The Run or Walk for Southlake Regional Health Centre presented by Nature’s Emporium is coming up on April 27th, 2014. Whether you are walking or running the 2.5K, 5K, 10K, or children’s mini-mile Nature’s Emporium would like to help you get prepared. In addition to our free running workshops, beginning on March 1st, we invite you to enjoy this delicious smoothie recipe that will help you go the extra mile.

Nutrition plays a vital role in optimizing your performance as a runner and smoothies are one of the most effective ways of fuelling your body with bioavailable nutrient dense foods.

This week we are featuring the recipe for our favourite post-run recovery smoothie. If you missed the post about our favourite pre-exercise smoothie, you can find it here. Look out for our anytime meal replacement smoothie recipe in the weeks ahead.

Post-Run Recovery

Replenish your calories and electrolytes with this post-run recovery smoothie. The sooner you consume carbohydrates to replace depleted muscle glycogen and protein to repair damaged muscle, the sooner you will recover for your next training session.

Raspberry Recovery Goodness


1 cup frozen raspberries
½ cup frozen Mango
1 ½ cups Coconut water
1/2 cup Greek Yogurt (optional)
1 tbsp. hemp seeds
1 scoop Vegan Vanilla Protein


Simply combine the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth! Enjoy this smoothie within 30 minutes after your run for optimal recovery!