by Carrie Adams

Ah, yes… it’s that time again… Spartan Race time!  You know that that means!?   I have a healthy, nutritious Spartan Race smoothie recipe in honor of our upcoming venue – the one and only Miami, Florida.  I gotta admit Florida’s pretty hot as a training ground.  Greater Miami is the only metropolitan area in the United States whose borders encompass two national parks. You can hike through pristine Everglades National Park or ride on glass-bottom boats across Biscayne National Park.

663 miles of beaches along 1,800 miles of coastline make for some pretty rad runs in the sand.  (Don’t worry, Floridians, I won’t tell anyone that your highest elevation point is… wait for it…a HILL that boasts an elevation point of a whopping 345 feet.) That doesn’t deter the over 1,000 people that move to Florida every day.  Not too shabby…with all the citrus rocking in Florida, that became the focus for this sparkling citrusy concoction.  Get after it on race day, Spartan Nation.  Let’s see your tan lines!

Miami Spartan Smoothie

Splash of lemon juice

½ cup coconut milk

Juice of 1/2 a grapefruit (share the other half with a friend)

1/2 cup fresh orange or tangerine juice

2 tablespoons Agave nectar

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

Small handful of almonds

1 frozen banana (they blend better when frozen)

1/2 cup ice cubes

Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse, until desired consistency.  Enjoy!

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