Where DOES the time go? It’s almost the middle of November which means cranberries are popping up everywhere, getting me excited for Thanksgiving) the subsequent Dallas Marathon just 17 days after that. Am I ready? No. Am I ever ready? No. So, I’m just not going to worry about it and be happy for what my body can do rather than what it can’t. Once again, I plan to follow the “fat-loading” pre-marathon diet that I did last year (read about it here). Because Dallas Marathon was canceled due to ice last year, I never got to see if all that avocado and salmon scarfing actually helped train my body to better tap fat stores as a more immediate source of fuel. The idea is that the body will spare glycogen reserves for use at the race by using fat stores more efficiently on the front end. In other words, no bonking – hopefully.
So, enough about that – I can’t even think of running 26.2 miles at my race pace right now! Instead, I’d rather think about my Creamy Cranberry Orange Smoothie which is sweet-tart, but not over the top! If you are looking for other autumn smoothie ideas, check out my collection of six fall season smoothies which includes a Maple Pear Chia Chiller. Enjoy!
Creamy Cranberry Orange Smoothie Recipe
- 6 ounces fresh orange juice
- 2 ounces cranberry juice
- 2 ounces Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup fresh cranberries
- Lemon- or regular-flavored stevia, to taste
- Ice, as needed
Blend together juices, yogurt and cranberries. Add stevia to taste and ice to achieve desired consistency. Serves.1
So, who’s running marathons in November or December? Let me know!