When I’m setting out to do a long ride, run or swim; I always plan my nutrition/fuel ahead of time.What I like to go for is a clean, complex carb blend that won’t weigh me down. I’ve learned that eating large solid meals (even hours beforehand) seem to hold me back. So today I whipped up this juice-smoothie which is packed with the fuel to stimulate, sustain and help recover from a long, tough workout.
12 oz extracted Juice (Carrots, Pineapple, Yellow Squash, Orange, Lime, Romaine, Turmeric and Ginger)
1/4 Cup Ground Quinoa Flakes
1/4 Cup Ground Whole Grain Oats
1 tsp Maca Powder
2 tsp Matcha Powder
2 Tbsp Chia Seed (soaked)
Juice the fruits, veg and roots in your juicer. Strain out any lingering pulp. Pour 12 oz of the juice into your blender jar (store any extra for later). Add the bananas, quinoa, oats, maca, matcha and Chia seeds to the blender jar. Add some ice cubes if desired. Blend all on high speed until smooth. I like to sprinkle some coconut and cinnamon on mine. Drink about 1 hour before your workout.