Top 3 Smoothie Recipes For Cyclists

Top 3 Smoothie Recipes For Cyclists

Having smoothies in your diet can make or break your overall performance during a race.

That’s why it’s important to have a quick smoothie as a snack before you hop on the bike.

In this article, we want to help you understand the top 3 smoothie recipes for cyclists.

Recipe 1 - Acai Berry Shake

Ingredients

Acai berry shake.
  • Formula 1 Vanilla (1 serving)
  • Unsweetened Whole Frozen Strawberries
  • ​6 oz of water (4)
  • 1 small cup of Protein Powder

This smoothie is actually very easy to make. In fact, this shake is proven to give their users a jolt of extra energy before they start to ride.

The shake is rich in antioxidants; meaning that blueberry acais in the shake will help you regulate and maintain your energy before you start to ride.

To make this, add the required ingredients into a blender and let it mix in the machine for at least 2 minutes. After that, you’ll have your first great tasting smoothie!

Recipe 2 - Instant Fuel Shake

Ingredients

  • Vanilla Formula 1 Sport (2 tbsp)
  • Dried Almonds (1 tbsp)
  • ​Protein Powder (2 tbsp)
  • ​Apricots (3)
  • ​Water (100ml)
  • Unsweetened Orange Juice (150ml)
Instant fuel shake.

This is for cyclists who are in need of an extra boost before they ride. The almonds are rich in Vitamin E and protein, which help in regards to heart health and muscle growth.

Plus, the apricots have Vitamin A, which is known for improving your vision. Try this shake out for a quick surge of energy.

When blending, make sure that the drink has a smooth texture. On average, it will take a good minute of blending before reaching that desired result.

Recipe 3 - Strawberry Shake Powder

Ingredients

Strawberry shake powder.
  • Strawberry Shake Powder (2 tbsp)
  • Extra ½ serving of Protein
  • ​Apple Juice (1 ¼ h Cup)
  • ​Sliced Kiwis (1)
  • ​Sliced Bananas (½)
  • Frozen Strawberries (5)

We suggest using this smoothie after a simple training session.

This smoothie is great for those in need of a post-training shake. It’s filled with Vitamin C and has protein powder to help aid you in your muscle recovery. Give this smoothie a look if you want to get the most out of your post-workout.

For more complex biking sessions, a smoothie might not give you the most utility. You tend to lose more calories and expose yourself to more cell-damaging radicals when out riding.

Either create a smoothie with added grams of protein or carbs to keep your energy maintained after your biking exercise.

Conclusion

Rest assured, the top 3 smoothie recipes for cyclists are made to enhance your mental and physical awareness. Each of them has the right amount of ingredients and nutrients to give you the extra energy source you need, while also giving the room needed for your muscles to recover naturally.

Do you have any experience making smoothies for any athletic activity? Share a few recipes that you use during your pre and post riding cycles!

This post was last updated on June 5th, 2018 at 01:52 pm

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