Here are the best 6 foods for swimmers to put in your smoothies!
1. Nuts and seeds
These foods are full of fibre, protein, magnesium, Vitamin E and healthy fats, that can help promote balanced moods and high energy levels.
These are packed full of antioxidants, as well as juicy sweet flavours! Try some cranberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries.
3. Unsweetened dark chocolate
A little bit of dark chocolate, as well as being a treat, has exceptional antioxidant powers without the added sugar!
4. Low fat yogurt
This food is a great source of calcium, vitamin D, potassium and protein, to help you maintain your energy levels for longer and boost your muscle recovery abilities after a hard session!
5. Orange fruits and vegetables
These foods are loaded with vitamins C, E, A, and potassium. These all help your immune system which will in turn help keep you in training and achieving for longer.
6. Dark-green leafy vegetables
Examples of these vegetables include kale and spinach. Adding them to your smoothie can give you an extra dose of iron and calcium without adding too much sour taste to your drink! These work best when paired with foods high in vitamin C such as oranges, orange juice, strawberries and black currants.