I thought by now, we would be dealing with colder weather and I would be making some hot, pumpkin spice, beverage…but here we are! An 80 degree September day! I’m still drinking smoothies after runs, but the fact that I’m drinking a recovery smoothie is something I’m proud of already.
As many people know by now, I’m a Vital Proteins Ambassador. As an ambassador, I get to try products and authentically post about them. I’m not being paid, but if Vital Proteins and Collagen has helped me, it will more than likely help someone else too.
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Each month I try and post a recipe I’ve been personally using. Some I hesitate to call “recipes” because they are: add these things and put into a blender. Maybe I should say, I try and post “flavor combinations”.
With the heat, I’m still enjoying smoothies. This month I’ve been enjoying the Vital Proteins Banana Cinnamon Whey.
I’ve mentioned before in passing, but I’m not a peanut butter, “diehard”. I like nut butter, but I don’t go through them weekly. I’ve been including them into my diet to both up calories and to include more “healthy fats” in my diet. I find adding some almonds and nut butter (whatever I have on hand) keeps me fuller for longer.
- 2 Scoops Banana Cinnamon Whey Vital Protein
- 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
- 1/2 Cup Oatmeal
- 1 Tablespoon Almond or Peanut Butter
- 1/4 Cup Almonds
Add ice and blend.
So that the smoothie isn’t “protein-rich” or “fat rich,” I also added oatmeal which actually blends well and I’m proud of how it turned out. I like the Vital Proteins Why because it contains protein which I’ve found to help recover faster.
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Questions for you:
Are you good about consuming calories after a run?
What is your smoothie recipe?