Coach Samson Dubina US National Team Coach 4x USATT Coach of the Year

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Fuel for the Fire

Learn to energize your next training session!

It is 2pm on a Saturday afternoon.  You are just about to leave for the table tennis club and practice hard from 3pm-6pm.  You need some extra energy to fuel your training session.  What should you get?  A triple-thick chocolate milkshake from McDonalds?  Three candy bars from Wal-Mart?  A Java Monster from Speedway?  I would recommend a high-energy fruit smoothie. 
Here is my newest mixture that I have recently been enjoyed over the past 1-2 months…
1 cup of ice
1 cup of fresh mango (cut up)
½ cup of fresh strawberries
½ cup of strawberry Greek yogurt
½ cup of apple juice
½ cup of milk
Blended together it makes 2 servings of the most amazing smoothie I have ever drank.  If you prefer the smoothie to be slightly thicker, then add a bit less apple juice and milk.  If you don’t have fresh mangos and strawberries, you can also use frozen ones; in that case, do not add ice with it.
Although it is difficult to eat a full meal just prior to your matches, it is very easy to drink a smoothie 20-30 minutes before your first match; which will give you energy for couple hours.