My Favorite Pre-Run Smoothie Breakfast

Choosing what you eat before you workout is as important as after working out. 

I shared on Instragram this recipe last week, if you missed it, here it is! Save it, Pin it, make it and tell me what you think. 

This recipe is based from the Plant Power Meal planner* by Rich Roll.  You can find the original recipe when you sign up for the meal plan, this recipe is just an adapted from there and with the intention of showing you what it is, and how you can make it too!




1 Serving


  • 1/2 Banana

  • 1/4 Beet root

  • 1 slice Bread (whole-grain or gluten-free)

  • 2 tbsps Chia seeds

  • 1 cup Frozen blueberries

  • 1 tbsp Peanut butter

  • 1 cup Unsweetened almond milk 


  1. Rinse and peel the beet root. Chop into pieces that can be handled by your blender.

  2. Combine the banana, beet root, chia seeds, frozen blueberries, unsweetened soy/nut/rice milk in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more milk or water as needed. 

  3. Toast a piece of whole grain bread and spread with peanut butter.

Nutrients: this smoothie contains B6. B12, Vitamin D, Iron and Omega 3.  Beetroot can help improve performance, and it has great antixodiant and anti- inflamatory benefits.

*The Plantpower meal Planner was developed by Rich, Julie, and the Lighter team. The Lighter team includes RDs and nutrition professionals.