With the rise of kitchen gadgets like the Nutribullet becoming kitchen staples, smoothies are a really popular way to get all your nutrients into one hit and drink it on the go. All you need is a blender, the ingredients and some top recipes – and your morning nutrition is sorted.
Smoothies are good option for cyclists who are going on an early ride and don’t have time to wolf down a breakfast. Prepare a smoothie before you go to bed and you can just grab it in the morning as you’re pulling on your kit and pumping up your tyres, safe in the knowledge you’ll have all the energy you need in the saddle.
Here are some nutritious options that will give you the hit you need in the morning.
Beetroot Performance Smoothie
Beetroot has some really positive health benefits and some studies have shown some marked improvements in the performance of athletes who drink it regularly.
Here’s a recipe that combines beetroot and also tastes delicious…
Thumb size piece of ginger
Handful of berries (e.g blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
Pop all the ingredients into a blender and top up with coconut water. Blend and enjoy. A good tip is to freeze the berries so they act as a way to chill the smoothie.