Runner's Recovery Smoothie

By Emma Andrews, RHN

Tart cherries are a runner’s secret weapon. Rich in antioxidants, tart cherries have been widely researched for both strength and endurance athletes. They’re shown to reduce post exercise muscle soreness1, combat muscle damage and reduce oxidative stress2.

Sweet cherries are rich in antioxidants as well, though tart cherries are twice as potent.

Blend this up after your next training session to speed up recovery so you’re ready for the next day!

Read more from Emma on sports nutrition in her blog post,  Heart Health For Athletes

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Runner's Recovery Smoothie
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup Tart Cherry Juice
  • 3 tbsp Hemp Seeds
  • 1/2 Frozen Banana
  • 1/2 cup Frozen strawberries
  • 1 pouch PureFood Smoothie Booster Any flavour
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Tart Cherry Juice
  • 3 tbsp Hemp Seeds
  • 1/2 Frozen Banana
  • 1/2 cup Frozen strawberries
  • 1 pouch PureFood Smoothie Booster Any flavour
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Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients into a high speed blender, liquids first.
  2. Blend on high until well mixed and smooth consistency (about 1 minute)
  3. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy immediately!
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Emma Andrews is a Vancouver based Holistic Sports Nutritionist (RHN), longevity educator, culinary explorer, and endurance athlete. Emma educates and empowers athletes – and life enthusiasts – to take a proactive approach towards their wellness and longevity. She believes the kitchen is your playground, and her goal is to inspire others towards a lifetime of health and physical activity.

 

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References / Citations:

  1. “Effect of Montmorency tart cherry supplementation on an acute bout of intense lower body strength exercise” Journal of the Society of Sports Nutrition. Accessed Mar 20th 2017: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26578852
  2. “Montmorency Cherries Reduce the Oxidative Stress and Inflammatory Responses to Repeated Days High-Intensity Stochastic Cycling”. Nutrients Journal, accessed online Mar 20th 2017: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3942735/
  3. “Sweet and sour cherry phenolics and their protective effects on neuronal cells”. Journal of Agriculture & Food Chemistry, accessed online, Mar 20th, 2017: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16366675
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