Summer = Smoothies

With the weather getting warmer, that can make fueling up after workouts a bit more challenging because you need more hydration along with calories.  A simple way to accomplish that is to mix up some of your favorite ingredients in the blender, then just sip away.  Not only does the post workout smoothie taste good, but if your workout was a hot one, a cold beverage really hits the spot.  Just watch out for the brain freeze if you drink it too fast!

Here are some smoothie recipes to try after your next workout, for breakfast or lunch or in between meal snack. Ingredient portions to your taste buds liking and how thick or thin you like your smoothie

"The Basic"

Orange Juice
Protein Powder

"Hawaiian Style"

Unsweetened almond milk
Brown rice protein powder, 
Dark cherries (frozen), 
Frozen organic mango chunks 
Apple banana.

"Banana Bliss"

Frozen Banana
Banana Cream pie yogurt
Almond butter
Milk or coconut water

"Taste bud frenzy"

¼ cup chia seeds

1 cup coconut milk
2 Tbs. freshly squeezed orange juice
1 Tbs. maple syrup (or ¼ tsp. stevia)
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. ground cardamom
½ an orange, peeled, segmented, and sliced
½ of a green d’Anjou pear, sliced thin
a handful of blueberries
a handful of macadamia nuts, chopped

"Albuquerque Smoothie"

8 -10oz. coconut water
1/2 apple
1/2 avocado
1 scoop Vanilla protein powder
6 - 8 frozen banana bits
1 cup kale/spinach or both
1 Tbsp chia seed
1 Tbsp hemp seed

"Mocha-Madness Recovery Shake"

2 ounces espresso (or very strong coffee)8 ounces low-fat Greek yogurt2 tablespoons sweetened ground chocolate1 banana

5 ice cubes

Last, but certainly not least......

"Old Fashioned"

Heaping scoops of your favorite ice cream
Need I say more

Make it a great week of training,
Coach Eric


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