What To Eat On Early Show Mornings: Simple Summer Smoothie


Show weekends can be crazy….and too often we end up heading to the back gate with nothing but coffee and maybe a bite of a croissant. Think about it: every athlete out there eats to fuel their sport – riders are no different and equestrian athletes (yes, even if you’re cantering around the green rider course, you are working hard physically and mentally) need to properly fuel their bodies for optimal performance. We’ve teamed up with the Equestrian Health Coach herself, Kimball Willson, for the best health and wellness tips specifically tailored to the needs of riders.


In need of a quick, healthy breakfast before heading to the barn?  Check out this delicious, gluten-free, dairy-free smoothie recipe!

Oftentimes we think of smoothies as just fruits and green veggies, but it is important to include protein and fat for optimal nutrition, energy, and satiety.  This recipe is easy to make, keeps you full and feeling strong, and won’t weigh you down.  Just toss all of the ingredients in a high-powered blender and enjoy!


1 cup of ice

½-1 cup of almond milk, coconut milk, or water (amount depends on desired thickness)


Fruits and Veggies:

1 small-medium ripe Banana (optional: peel, slice and freeze in advance)

1 cup frozen organic berries (blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries)

2 cups organic spinach or baby kale



1 scoop of protein powder (my favorites are Thorne VegaLite Vanilla or Chocolate)




¼ of an avocado


1 tbs coconut oil


Optional Add-ons:

Hemp, Flax, or Chia Seeds

Bee Pollen

Shredded Coconut

Raw Cacao

Sweetener / Stevia



Kimball Willson is a Functional Health Practitioner and founder of KW Health Coaching.  As a lifelong equestrian, she understands the dietary and lifestyle struggles faced by today’s amateur riders.  She specializes in guiding and supporting riders of all levels who want to gain more energy, manage their weight, and ultimately perform their best in the ring.  Learn more and grab your free copy of “3 Common Health Mistakes that are Zapping Your Energy” at www.kwHealthCoaching.com


What is your go-to show day breakfast? Let us know in the comments below.

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