August 25 2017
Run Eat Repeat advises on the best things to eat and drink before and after long summer runs so that you can stay healthy all season.
Happy National Watermelon Day!
Did you have this important holiday circled on your calendar? I did.
It’s actually one of my favorite days of the year for a few reasons:
A.) Watermelon is my favorite food.
B.) Watermelon has a lot of vitamins.
C.) Studies have shown that watermelon can help with recovery from workouts.
D.) Watermelon is my favorite food. Oh, did I already mention that? Well, it bears repeating.
Watermelon is 92 percent water so it’s great for hydration. And it has anti-oxidants from lycopene and vitamins B6 and C. I’ve read a few studies that cite watermelon as helpful in recovery from hard workouts too. Boom!
This is all just a cherry on top because I’d eat it no matter what—it’s so good!
Today I’m sharing a delicious watermelon smoothie recipe. This is a great snack or post-recovery drink since it has water in the form of my favorite red fruit and greek yogurt which provides protein to help with muscle recovery and keeps you full and satisfied.
Directions: Mix all ingredients in a blender. Drink. Run. Repeat.
*You can use your favorite flavor yogurt. I chose the lime because it compliments the watermelon and is super refreshing on a hot day like today.