Featured Recipe: Nutritious Smoothies for Runners – Part 3

Nutritious Smoothies for Runners – Part 3

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 2K, 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 meal replacement smoothie. In case you missed our previous smoothie recipes, you can find them here:

Pre-exercise: Green Energizer Smoothie

Post-run Recovery: Raspberry Recovery Goodness 

Anytime Meal Replacement

For a balanced nutrition while on the go, try this nutrient dense and delicious meal replacement smoothie to maximize your energy and performance. Combining easily digestible protein, vitamins and minerals, and energizing carbohydrates, you’ll satisfy your hunger and nourish your muscles with this high-octane fuel.

Nutty-licious Satisfier


3 tbsp nut/seed butter (almond or pumpkin seed)
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 cup frozen mango
1 Banana
1 ½ cups almond milk
2 tbsp raw cacao (optional)
1 scoop Chocolate vegan protein


Simply combine these ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth!