Golf Nutrition: How Do You Get Energized?

Golf Nutrition Power Smoothie

Whether you’re heading out for a round of golf or heading into the office for the day (hopefully the former), it doesn’t take a PhD to figure out that getting something into your system that’s well balanced and nutritious to sustain your energy is crucial for maintaining a high level of awesomeness.

I’ve recently added a smoothie to my morning routine. Whatever you typically enjoy in the morning, I think adding a smoothie into the mix chalk full of healthy and energizing ingredients can be a good addition. Smoothies have been a craze for a while now, so I’m not doing anything earth shattering here. I’ve experimented with a lot of different morning nutrition routines, including smoothies, but I’ve always been too lazy to keep up with stocking the necessary ingredients. Grocery shopping can feel like a pretty big hurdle for me sometimes.

I think I’ve landed on one that I really like, and with Beth on the same kick, it’s easier now to keep all of our ingredients stocked. Healthy eating, similar to working out, is definitely easier when you have a partner with a similar routine. The smoothie doesn’t weigh me down or give me gas like some heavier breakfast options can, because frankly it can be a bit awkward passing your flatulence off on the ducks on the first tee then realizing there aren’t any ducks around.

The smoothie seems to keep my energy high for hours even if I start to feel hungry. It works for me, I’m not guaranteeing it’ll work for you. Everyone is different, so you need to find what works for your lifestyle and your body. Anyone who preaches one thing or one method only for everyone probably has something to gain from you using that method, so take it with a grain of salt and find your own way. Then relentlessly believe in it.

Here is what I use in my smoothie:
Frozen fruit (any combination of blueberries, pineapple, cherries, mango, raspberries)
Banana
Plain Yogurt (sometimes)
Avocado
Organic Raw Almond Butter
Happy Planet Extreme Green Juice
Vega Sport Protein Powder
Organic Greens and Reds powder by Douglas Laboratories
Flax seeds – ground
Hemp hearts
Spirulina powder
Chia seeds

It’s super quick and easy to toss in a blender which is especially handy if you’re in a hurry to get out the door and make your tee time.

What’s in your pre-round smoothie? Any suggestions? Do you have a completely different nutrition strategy to get energized for golf? I wanna hear it, leave a comment below!

Happy golfing!
Josh

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