Two Smoothie Receipes by Jess Hilton

My Vita-Mix with Ingredients Ready to Blend

Coach Gary and I always wanted more nutritional content on our sites. Now is the time start to add recipes to our site. Coach Gary and I are huge smoothie fans. One of my favorite kitchen tools is my Vita-Mix blender. I make smoothies all the time. I am always looking for healthy and delicious ideas. Feel free to send me any good recipe that is healthy and will help runners, from marathoners to people training for their first 5k.

Jess Hilton is a runner, health and nutrition coach, as well as a personal chef in Los Angeles. Jess just ran in the Los Angeles 13.1 and after I found out what she does, I asked for some recipes that she would recommend to runners. Below are a couple smoothies recipes she sent us. To find out more about Jess, check out her web site

Two Smoothies by Jess Hilton

These are just two of my favorite post run smoothies. They are really quick and full of nutritious ingredients and really versatile. You can change the fruit for your own personal favorites. Instead of almond butter, add a quarter of an avocado, sounds weird, I know, but it adds good quality fat and gives a creamy texture. It is important to include some protein and fat in your smoothie. This makes it a truly complete meal and will keep you feeling satiated longer. Smoothies that include nothing more than fruit raise the blood sugar quickly and then lead to a crash, leaving you sluggish, tired and hungry. I love the Amazing Grass Superfoods, it has a really nice flavor and is packed with nutrients. Use your favorite protein powder, there are tons out there. Look for one with the most natural ingredients. Flax seeds are a great source of both fiber and essential fatty acids.

1 scoop chocolate superfoods (Amazing Grass brand)
½ cup frozen raspberries
2 tablespoons flax seeds
2 tablespoons almond butter
almond milk, as needed for consistency
1 scoop protein powder (chocolate or vanilla)

Combine everything in blender and whirl.


1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
2 tablespoons almond or peanut butter
2 tablespoons flax seeds
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
rice or almond milk as needed for desired consistency

Combine everything in blender and whirl.

Juice Focused, Steve Mackel – Juicer and Smoothie Maker


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