Thursday, November 4, 2010
Vegan MoFo Day 4: Pre-run Smoothie
Before doing my run, I'll have a delicious smoothie. Here's what I'll use:
1 T ground flaxseed
.5 T white chia seeds
1 T carob powder
1 T brown rice, cooked
.5 T coconut oil
.5 T agave syrup
.5 c organic soymilk
.5 c water
4 ice cubes (added after the previous ingredients are well blended)
I'll whip this up in my blender and then enjoy the deliciousness. I started making these in the summer after reading an article about how drinking a slushie before a run helps fight off overheating during hot-weather runs. I really cranked up the ice for those summer smoothies, using 8-10 cubes for a super-thick, icy drink. Now, of course, overheating is not an issue (it's currently 43 degrees and raining--yuck!). However, I've really come to enjoy having a nice thick smoothie before a run, so I still include some cubes.
Another variation I sometimes use is to include a tablespoon of either hemp protein powder or raw hemp. Need to restock at the co-op!
Update: Here's a close-up--taken via webcam. :)