Athlete Food: Beat the Heat Smoothie

ZICO featured our favorite summer smoothie recipe on their Facebook page last week. They must have known we were in for a major heatwave! We've been mixing this combination up daily, between workouts, in order to stay hydrated. Using ZICO as a base for the smoothie keeps things light and refreshing while providing natural electrolytes. So far I've managed to stick to my training program by finding shaded trails to run on, swimming in cold(er) lakes, and biking in the woods instead of the road. Tonight will be a different story, as I attempt a 5k race with a forecast of 95 degrees. The race features a post race BBQ, but I'm thinking of bringing my blender!

Blueberry Ginger Smoothie

Serves 2

Blend the following ingredients:

½ cup greek yogurt

juice from ½ of a large lemon

1 bottle (14 oz.) plain ZICO

1 frozen banana

1 cup frozen blueberries

1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and chopped