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Smoothies for Runners: 32 Proven Smoothie Recipes to Take Your Running Performance to the Next Level, Decrease Your Recovery Time and Allow You to Run Injury-free (Volume 1) Paperback – April 9, 2012
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you burned upteen calories. I've been exercising for a long time, but it was refreshing to read which specific berries and combinations of fruits and vegetables can help you after a hard run to keep down inflammation instead of reaching for ibuprofen.
You'll love the top 10 tips and tricks for a smoothie prep. I also loved the information about what to eat before and after you run since many times I have wondered what would be the best "body fuel" for that. Reading the Hawaiian smoothie to charge you up for a nice run on the soft sand made me want to pack my bag, head to the beach and hit the sand.
This book was so full of tips about smoothies; it made me ache to go run and grab one to refresh and energize me! This is a GREAT book that you should download-----now!
This book has opened my eyes to the different types that can be made and the different ingredients to use for different circumstances - yep, it's different!
The biggest surprise was the coconut water and its uses.
The whole family love smoothies and we've had fun trying recipes relevant to what we're doing - just getting going in the morning, cycling, running - whatever.
Glad I bought the book!
NOTE: The author uses a very expensive blender, but I find my lower range one does the job beautifully, and it's quick and easy to wash up. It's not in stock any more, but this one is near enough: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-HR2160-50-Blender-Pulse/dp/B0051UGYZE/ref=sr_1_7?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1328376173&sr=1-7
It's apparent the author has done his research on the science behind smoothies too. There are pages of information that would be helpful to athletes of all types. I never knew certain types of berries could be substituted for Motrin in helping with inflammation!
After reading through this book, I am sure it would help any and all runners, regardless of whether they are beginners or have been running for years. I really liked how the author discussed the importance of nutrition and how smoothies can help your body get the nutrition it needs easily, quickly and deliciously.
I cannot wait to try out a variety (and yes there is quite a variety) of smoothies to see how they impact my running and my recovery time.
You don't have to be a runner to benefit from the advice in this book. People involved in high-intensity resistance training will benefit greatly by drinking these smoothies instead of processed shakes or chocolate milk.
As someone who is physically active, and diligent about maintaining good health, I know good advice when I read it and this book will be a great addition to my library.