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One of the most over-looked aspects of improving your running is nutrition. Sometimes we focus so much on getting another run in or amping up our speed during a track workout, that we forget to pay close attention to the way we are fueling our bodies. Proper nutrition is key to achieve your greatest potential in running.
No one knows that better than Lauren Fleshman, former U.S. champion in the 5,000 meters, five-time NCAA champion and 2:37 marathon runner.
We’re excited to share Lauren’s favorite smoothie recipe!
Olympic Training Smoothie
- 1 cup coconut milk (or any kind of milk)
- 1/2 cup frozen peach slices
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1/4 cup flax seed
- 2 T. unsweetened shredded coconut
- Kale or Spinach (a handful works!)
Put all ingredients in a blender and Voila! – you have an amazing smoothie with a tropical twist!
What is your favorite smoothie ingredient?