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Published on June 17, 2020

Pre-Run Fruit Smoothie

Healthy Meals Made Easy

Shape magazine recommends this easily digested smoothie for your pre-run breakfast.Drink it at least an hour before start time.Coconut water is high in potassium, a nutrient that prevents cramping, a common ailment during and after distance runs.Tart cherry juice helps reduce inflammation.Blueberries contain antioxidants; bananas offer easily digested carbs; and flaxseed oil is high in omega-3s.


  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 cup tart cherry juice
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 2 teaspoons flaxseed oil


Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth, adding ice if desired.

Makes 1 serving, with 333 calories, 10 g fat, 8 g fiber, and 273 mg sodium.

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