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Foolproof Flavors for Fueling Fall Endurance Fitness Training

Summertime doesn’t have a lot of marathons or century bike rides to offer. But after summer vacations, endurance events start to fall onto our autumn calendars, and it’s time to fuel up and get moving. Summer was abundant in delicious fruits and vegetables, and after that, how can fall compare? If you loved the fruits of summer, sometimes the change of season feels limiting if you don’t have some exciting fall flavors to look forward to. I’m here to help you find just the flavors you need to energize and feel fulfilled. Let’s fuel our fall workouts with some pears, apples, and pumpkins!

chocolate_banana_smoothie_glass_wood_picMudrunner High Protein Shake

By Rebecca Maldonado, Energy Optimizer

Organic Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe pear or apple
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 small zucchini, peeled
  • 2 small ripe avocados
  • 1 scoop Sunwarrior Classic or Warrior Blend vanilla protein
  • 3–4 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1–2 cups of water
  • Stevia to taste


Blend well in a high speed blender. It should have a thick consistency and color like chocolate but should be liquid enough to pour and drink.

This is a great drink for endurance and will keep you full for an extended period of time.

Perhaps you’d like something a little more seasonal though. Want to have pumpkin pie after your workout? Try this!

smoothie_pumpkin_cup_straw_picFreezy Vanilla Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

By Michele the Trainer


  • 2 scoops Sunwarrior Classic or Warrior Blend vanilla protein
  • 5 frozen cubes of organic pumpkin puree (scoop into ice cube tray, then freeze)
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 frozen organic banana
  • 1/2 cup organic almond or soy milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • Pinch Celtic sea salt

Optional Add Ins:

  • Sweetener to taste (I use nothing but local, raw, organic honey, stevia, or organic maple syrup)
  • Organic maple flavor (for those who cannot consume the sugar in maple syrup!)
  • Organic vanilla extract (about 1/2 teaspoon)

Add into blender and pulse until thick and creamy. This is like dessert, only filled with nutrition and antioxidants!

Enjoy fueling your fall workouts!

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