8 miles before 8 am with my early bird running crew this morning. We threw in a few speedy strides for good measure. This morning was perfect shorts/tank top weather…60s with a light breeze. It’s truly starting to feel like spring around here.
So my favorite thing to do post run is to grab an ice cold smoothie. Not only are they so simple to make, if you have a personal size/travel blender you can literally take it and go. It’s a win win situation.
Here are some of my favorite smoothies for running recovery!
1. Spinach, almond milk, & banana. I like to call it the ‘green goddess’. Typically I will use Almond Breeze unsweetened vanilla for this one. Plus…according to Runner’s Word spinach boosts strength & running performance so I am all in.
2. The ‘runner’s pina colada’. This one is great, preferably if you can sip it while you kick back in a hammock. Frozen pineapples, coconut milk, bananas & a little bit of vanilla protein. Awesome.
3. Kale and strawberry. Kale is also another great superfood/power leafy green and combined with strawberries it’s perfection.
4. Blueberry pineapple passion. Blueberries are a great antioxidant fix and I love the blend with pineapples, banana and milk of your choice. I prefer this one with coconut almond milk.
What are some of your favorite post workout smoothie concoctions?