It’s probably hot where you are, but that is because it’s now summer. I like the heat, but the days where I want hot chocolate after a run are gone. Yes, I still do have hot coffee though. Anyway, lately with the weather, I’ve found myself craving more smoothies.
This year, one commitment I made to myself was getting protein after each run. I used to be terrible about eating right after a run. It wasn’t because of lack of hunger, but because I was usually ten minutes late and floundering around trying to get somewhere on time. Something I could have fixed many moons ago. This year I’ve been a lot better about getting protein and giving myself a little bit more time.
I wrote a post about having Vital Proteins after reach run. Lately, I’ve enjoyed two scoops of the beauty collagen strawberry lemon. The Strawberry Lemon Beauty Collagen contains 12 grams of collagen peptides which help aid recovery.
I know it’s nothing new, and many runners have enjoyed post-run or workout smoothies, but it’s more new to me.
After running, your body needs a blend of both carbohydrates and protein. Getting this within 30 minutes is something I’ve been working on all year, and I’m proud I’ve been much better about it. I’m not a fancy chef, but this is the “recipe” I use.
1 cup yogurt
1/2 cup milk (I prefer almond milk)
1 cup Berries (Recently I’ve been in a blueberry or raspberry mood. It just depends what is on sale)
2/3 cup ice
2/3 cup ice
2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen (Lately I’ve used the beauty collagen, but I’ve used most of the flavors. A runner-up second favorite is Whey)
Put in blender. Eat.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I do find that I recover faster when I make an effort to have protein after a run. During the colder months, I preferred the bone broth or flavorless (that I would mix into hot cocoa).
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Questions for you:
Are you good about consuming calories after a run?
What is your smoothie recipe?