Obstacle Race Nutrition Grub: Red Smoothie Shots

I’m not going to lie to you. These red smoothie shots are considered performance enhancers and will eventually lead to brand new person records on mile times, distances run, and the amount of pull-ups you can do in a row. You’ll also notice that just by adding this smoothie to your obstacle race nutrition plan, you’ll have more energy and stamina for longer workouts.

Don’t believe me? Check out this study. Researchers performed a double-blind study, one group which consumed beet root and another which consumed a cranberry-relish (look alike) and the results showed that not only was the beet root group able to finish their 5K faster than the relish group but they also felt less tired throughout the 5k than the relish group.

I’m all for running faster and easier, aren’t you?

Here’s the thing… the powerful benefits of beet root come from the nitrates in it’s raw form. In fact, the study I referred you to above claims that adding nitrates into your diet for improved obstacle racing performance is safest when being stripped from raw vegetables, not from a pill or powder.

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Beets just got a whole lot more exciting, right? Here’s how we recommend adding the blood pumping and performance enhancing power of beets to you obstacle race nutrition.

Obstacle Race Nutrition Grub: Red Smoothie Shots

Serves: 1 | Prep: 5 Minutes


  • 1 small beet root
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1/2 apple
  • 1/2 celery stalk

This powerful shot of beetroot will enhance your performance by jacking-up your VO2 max, allowing you to train harder and run further.FNK_beet-carrot-apple-juice_s4x3.jpg.rend.sni12col.landscape


  • Pre-wash the vegetables
  • Remove the carrot and beetroot tops and peel off the beetroot skin
  • Slice up the vegetables and place them in your juicer
  • Juice it up and take a shot!


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Joe LoGalbo is an obstacle race trainer for racers of all levels - elite and beginners. He is also the creator of the revolutionary Obstacle Race Training systems: Obstacle Overtake System, Obstacle Insanity Program, Obstacle Beast Program, and The Short Course Crushers Program. Joe is passionately providing the OCR community with expert training and nutrition articles and videos daily.

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