If you’re one of those runners who managed to take on and stick to dry January, congratulations. January is nearly at its end and if you stuck it out, you can celebrate your mighty willpower as well as the fact that you really benefited your body and run performance this month. Push it though those final days! Here are some thirst quenchers for this last week of dry January.
Looking to make it a dry February instead? Maybe these recipes will inspire you.
1. Blue Power Smoothie
1 banana, fresh or frozen (peel, break off into 2″ pieces, and freeze overnight)
½ cup pre-soaked almonds (soak ¼ cup almonds in water for 3–4 hours or overnight)
1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
2½–3 cups of water
3 tbsp protein powder
6 dates or 2–3 tbsp natural sweetener
2 tbsp raw maca powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract or raw vanilla powder
DIRECTIONS: Blend all ingredients until smooth. Add more water if looking for a thinner consistency.
2. Green Juice
1 medium green apple
1 cup of washed spinach or kale
2 celery stalks
1 mini cucumber
1 small piece of fresh ginger (or more if you like your juice spicy)
1 green pear
Dash of cinnamon (optional – but it is a natural and tasty anti-inflammatory)
1 small lime
½ cup water
1. Wash all of your produce well.
2. Cut the fruit into halves or quarters before pressing. Cut celery stalks in half.
3. Run fruit through the juice press of your choice.
4. Stir in cinnamon and add water. Stir and pour into your to-go bottles for the trail.
3. Skim milk chia seed smoothie
DIRECTIONS: Blend all ingredients together in a blender. For better results, let the chia seeds soak in advance. To beef it up, throw in extra berries.