Whether you’re training for a 10k, a full marathon or enjoy hitting the gym, these quick and easy fruit-based recipes will give you that extra boost to help you cross that finish line and reach your goals.
Here’s one of our favourite smoothie recipes, packed with Vitamin C, to get you in the mood for training. Enjoy 60-90 minutes before your run or spin class to let the vitamins ingest and leave you feeling ready and raring to go.
250ml orange juice
1 measure Whey protein
Exercise can reduce your reserves of antioxidants, which is why choosing the right post-exercise foods is so important. Blueberries and raspberries deliver the antioxidants to fight damage to your DNA due to stress from the strenuous activity and granola contains carbohydrates to help replenish your muscles’ energy stores. The Greek yogurt, with double the amount of protein as regular yogurt, provides your muscles with the tools for repair.
150g Greek yoghurt
This shake is for the banana lovers and is packed full of protein and antioxidants to provide post-action energy,
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
3/4 cup yogurt
1/2 cup ice
Fancy a snack?
Instead of grabbing the first snack you come across (we’ve all raided the cupboards after the gym) try these refreshingly fruity kebabs they taste delicious and are super easy to prepare. You can even try some of these low calorie snacks.
Frozen fruit twizzlers with passion fruit & lime topping
8 green grapes
2 kiwi fruit (peeled)
For the topping:
juice of 2 limes
4 passion fruits, halved and seeds scraped out
1 tsp. icing sugar
- Mix the drizzle ingredients in a bowl, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Pass mixture through a sieve for a smoother finish.
- Twizzle the fruits onto skewers and drizzle the sauce on top, set aside a little for dipping. Put the fruit twizzlers in the freezer for about 40 minutes. Take the twizzlers out and enjoy.