smoothie thursday

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We got home late from the Red Sox game the night before, and by the time we finally got to bed, I knew today would be a tough run this morning.  I got to the gym around 6 am and started an extended version of my favorite treadmill workout.  By the time an hour had passed, I was exhausted…and I still had a full day ahead of me.  So I needed a delicious recovery smoothie, including lots of protein and some carbs.

I decided to incorporate chocolate milk.  Chocolate milk is the recovery drink of many runners that I aspire to be like, and because I love chocolate, I don’t need much of an excuse to drink it.  I incorporated my favorite fruit with some added protein, and here is what I came up with:

 

chocolate raspberry recovery smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 medium sized banana
  • 1 cup low fat chocolate milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp chia seeds

1. Add the ingredients to the blender, ensuring that the banana and milk will be blended first.

2. Blend until smooth, then enjoy!

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My Chocolate Raspberry Recovery Smoothie has 452 calories, 7.8g of fat, 62g of carbs, 15g of fiber, and 26g of protein.

 

After I made my smoothie, Jon still needed some breakfast!  He runs in the evenings, so he needed a lot of calories, carbs, and protein.  No matter what he has in the morning, he is usually still starving by lunch time.  Ah, the life of a distance runner.

I decided to make him something tropical.  The game last night was pretty cold, and we are both craving some summer right now.

 

tropical sunrise smoothie

  • 1 medium sized banana
  • 1/2 cup granola
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 1/4 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup orange juice

1. Add the ingredients to the blender, ensuring that the banana and juice will be blended first.

2. Blend until smooth, then enjoy!

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Jon’s Tropical Sunrise Smoothie has 734 calories, 11g of fat, 125g of carbs, 10g of fiber, and 24g of protein.  You can make it lighter by leaving out the granola.

 

Happy Friday-eve!  

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