This smoothie is high in unsaturated fat – an important fuel source for rowing.
The amount of dietary fat needed for daily repletion of fat stores after training for over 2 hours is approximately 2 grams per kilo of body weight.
This drink is also a great source of minerals such as magnesium, zinc, potassium and calcium – all important for healthy bones – and vitamins C and E.
Ingredients (makes 2)
250g firm tofu
200g ripe strawberries
2-3 tablespoons clear honey
Juice of 2 oranges
Juice of 1 lemon (or 2 tablespoons pure lemon juice)
3 tablespoons seeds eg. pumpkin, linseeds, sunflower seeds
How to make it
- Hull and roughly chop the strawberries.
- Roughly chop the tofu.
- Blend all the ingredients together, reserving the seeds to use as a topping. If you have a high-spec blender or grinder, you may prefer to blend the seeds into the smoothie
This recipe originally featured in Rowing & Regatta magazine.