It is a widely published fact that when you run a marathon, breakfast can make or break whether or not your race is successful. If you have to travel to your marathon, hotels do not always offer breakfast early enough for you to get to the race on time which may mean you have to bring your own breakfast. The silver lining to that is you have many options. If you can get access to a blender, a smoothie is a quick and easy way to make yourself breakfast in what will be a busy morning.
However, in order to stay full and also give yourself the proper amount of energy for running your breakfast needs to contain two essential nutrients: Protein and glucose.
The three milkshakes listed below can contribute to your morning breakfast. However, do bear in mind that something else will have to be eaten with it in order to make it a complete meal. Or another alternative would be to have two maybe three depending upon how hungry you are, whether you get race stomach and what your metabolism is like, so here they are:
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Handful of pistachios or some other type of nuts
Cranberries or blackberries
With the nuts, you may be better off going with a lighter type of nuts such as Planters the heavier kinds tend to give the smoothie a “hotter” taste. In addition, it is also extremely important with this particular recipe that you make sure the fruit is mixed well to avoid your smoothie from becoming crunchy, unless you just like your smoothies crunchy, of course.
Peanut butter with fruit
Whey protein powder–You have many options for flavors
Blueberries or strawberries
The reason why skim milk is a good idea with this smoothie is because it is a well known fact among whey protein users that milk and whey protein makes for a healthy snack. According to the Whey Protein web site, the powder was actually invented in 6,000 bc. Not only does this shake have good nutrients and is loaded with the tastes that are taste buds crave as well. With this shake to make sure you meet your protein needs pay attention to how much protein is in your whey powder. If you are not a whey protein fan then other versions of protein powders would work just as well.
Peanut butter and jelly
Whey protein powder
strawberries or blueberries
If you have a weak stomach you may want to pay attention to the type of jelly you use. The reason is because some types of jelly have high sugar content which may also make for an interesting taste with the protein powder. If you choose this one for the marathon you may want to do a little bit of experimenting because the trick to making this one work is to use the right type of jelly with either strawberries or blueberries. Also, if you put in enough of each you can also use this shake as a good lunch.