As an active, marathon-training vegetarian there are specific nutrients I’m trying to focus on getting into my diet more regularly. Pre, during and post run fueling is tricky and getting it right can mean all the difference in the world, but lately I’ve been thinking more about the nutrients I might be missing due to eliminating meat and most dairy from my diet. A few of those key nutrients are:
My current favorite way of getting in all three of these things is by taking my standard run of the mill green smoothie up a notch. I try to make sure I incorporate iron, vitamin C, protein and omega 3 rich ingredients in my glass of tall green goodness.
The smoothie recipe below isn’t mind-blowing and probably isn’t much different from others you’ve made or seen around the smoothie circuit, but it hits all four of the above categories and ensures I’m getting the above nutrients in my body to help reduce inflammation, prevent fatigue and recover for my next workout.