Saturday, August 4, 2012

Favorite post-long-run smoothie

After a long run, sometime I reach for my favorite sports drink but when I have the supplies what I much prefer is a fruit smoothie. I have settled on the recipe below that tastes great and simple to make:

  • 1 banana 
  • 4-5 clementine oranges 
  • 1 cup milk, 2% 
  • 2 cups frozen fruit 

Peel the banana and clementines and put into blender. Add the milk and blend until smooth. Stop the blender then add the frozen fruit and repeat. You can easily adjust the consistency to your liking. Too thick, add some milk, too thin, add some frozen fruit.

The frozen fruit serves a couple of purposes. First, with frozen, there is no need to add ice to cool down the drink. Second the frozen requires no preparation, cutting, washing peeling etc. and the shelf life is a lot longer, requiring less fresh options on hand. The cool combination of fruit sugars and a little protein from the milk makes for a great, and healthy, recovery drink.

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