April 2015 archive

my favorite smoothie – #ShowUsYourSmoothie

By Kristina

I have always loved peanut butter, banana slices, and honey on toast as a pre-run breakfast. I love the smoothie version pre-run, pre-workout, post-workout, or at school (when lunch breaks are 20 minutes long). Smoothies are so easy to make and portable. They’re also great for supplementing typical protein sources (e.g., meat, eggs, or fish) when using protein powder such as Vega Protein Smoothie, Daily Burn Fuel 6, or Nature’s Best Perfect Zero Carb Isopure (used by Barry’s Bootcamp at their Fuel Bar). It’s also easy to add in spinach or kale to get in extra servings of vegetables.

IMG_8906Ingredients (2 servings)
1 ripe banana
16 ounces Pure Almond Milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Vega Viva Vanilla)
3 shakes of Penzeys Apple Pie Spice
1 tsp honey
2 tbsp Teddie peanut butter
6 large ice cubes

Preparation
Put all ingredients in Vitamix in the order specified. Blend on smoothie setting. To take smoothies to school, I like to use 16 oz mason jars, Cuppow regular mouth lids and metal straws.

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