Pre-Workout, Gluten-Free Endurance Smoothie
2 cups coarsely chopped spinach
2 cups filtered water
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1 small raw beet, trimmed and chopped (about 1/3 cup)
1 pear, cored and chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 tablespoons ground chia seeds
Optional: 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Wake up with this gluten-free, nutrient-rich, endurance smoothie.
A number of studies have shown that the lowly beet is high in dietary nitrate, a natural substance that boosts the efficiency of working muscles, delays exhaustion, and improves overall exercise performance.
Not a beet fan? Chard, arugula, celery, and rhubarb are also high in dietary nitrates. Mix these vegetables into your morning smoothie for a high-octane endurance boost.
Makes: 1 serving
Free of: gluten and all top allergens
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. (If your blender isn’t powerful, grate the beets and chop the celery into small pieces.)
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