Coffee Smoothie For Endurance Athletes
Love coffee and endurance exercise? This is the smoothie recipe for you.
Whether you are into cycling, marathon running or long distance swimming, you know how important breakfast is. Spending all day participating in a sport will take a lot out of you. To help you along the way, we designed this smoothie to have a long lasting positive effect on your energy levels. This smoothie will help keep you moving longer.
Casein protein is a type of protein which is slowly released throughout the day, so as time goes by you have a steady supply of energy feeding your muscles. Espresso is obviously going to wake you up and get you out the door, no matter how early you are starting your day.
The peanut butter is included specifically because of its high calorie content and it’s high fat makeup. You will need calories to keep you going. Peanut butter is such a condensed form of calories that you won’t feel overly full when you eat it. The point is to give you as many calories as possible, so your body will have calories to burn, without making you so full that you cannot start the race.
Fat is absorbed more slowly than carbohydrates. This is why this smoothie recipe includes a good amount of fat. These fat calories will last longer than a smoothie packed only with carbs.
This is a great morning smoothie and is especially good for someone who will be training or racing all day.
- 1 Scoop Casein Protein (I like chocolate flavor)
- 2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
- 1 Banana
- 1 Shot (1 oz) Espresso
- 1 Cup Milk – Whole
Blend and enjoy this great smoothie. For a few less calories, use almond milk instead of whole milk. If you don’t have casein protein, feel free to use another type of protein powder.