29 Jan '14, 12pm

Need a post-training pick-me-up? Here are five foods perfect for a smoothie:

Need a post-training pick-me-up? Here are five foods perfect for a smoothie:

(Main image: Macskafaraok , under CC licence ) We all know nutrition is incredibly important for endurance athletes, yet how many of us regularly get our five portions a day of fruit and veg? To help ensure you do, we've put together a handy guide to five ingredients perfect for making a delicious post-workout smoothie. Watermelon Recent research found watermelon juice to have excellent potential as a functional drink to relieve sore muscles in athletes. This is due to its high levels of the amino acid L-Citrulluine that has antioxidant properties and boosts nitric oxide. (Image: Muffet ) Ginger root Ginger has several health benefits that make it an ideal addition to fruit or vegetable-based smoothies. Ginger contains volatile plant oils, known as gingerols that ease pain and inflammation, have antibacterial properties and improve digestion too. (Image: floeschie ) Flaxse...

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