3 smoothies to help you refuel

Three smoothies

Delicious, nutritious post-run recipes

The HBF Run is almost upon us! Why not treat yourself to one of these healthy smoothies after a training session this week?  

These recipes are suggested by Blackmores, an official event partner.

What is refuelling?

After a long run, lasting 60 minutes or more, it's important to nourish your body with the right ingredients.

Carbohydrates replenish your glycogen stores, while protein aids muscle recovery and repair.

Why smoothies?

Smoothies are a convenient post-run food!

They’re easy to whip up and a simple way to get your carbohydrate and protein fix.

Chocolate berry smoothie

Chocolate smoothie in a jar, topped with nuts and berries

  • 20 grams chocolate protein powder
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 teaspoon raw cacao powder
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey


Beet it berry smoothie

Beetroot smoothie in a jar

  • ½ cup fresh raspberries
  • ⅓ cup sliced cooked beets
  • ⅓ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ to 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp honey


Breakfast bowl smoothie

Blueberry smoothie bowl, topped with granola and banana

  • ½ cup rice milk
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup rolled oats or granola
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 serve of vanilla protein powder
  • Small handful of fresh blueberries
  • Handful of ice


Want more tips to support your training? Visit Blackmores Running hub for nutrition advice and recipes for your event day prep and recovery.

This content is provided by Blackmores, an official event partner of HBF Run for a Reason.