Sunday, August 10, 2008

Smoothies, something that people like to blog about:)

Yum. My most favorite treat after a long ride/swim/run whatever whatever. Heck, it doesn't even have to be that long for me to enjoy it, but definitely rewarding in flavor and quality calories after any of the above!

I crave cold, delicious, always-creamy smoothies in the summer, and hot, robust coffee (+ cream and some sprinkles--er, tbsp--of Sugar in the Raw!) post workout. Sugar, I know, bad. I have been trying to cut the 2 pack per day habit, its just so hard. Agave is just not the same!!! :(

Here's my recipe, altered almost daily, but you get the idea:

'Nana Berry Blast

*1 banana
*1/2 cup non fat plain yogurt or 1/2 cup unsweetened Almond milk or 1/4 each of both
(depends on desired creamy-ness. Usually I do the yog!!!!)
*1 scoop unsweetened unflavored Soy Protein Powder-also varied depending on length of ride
($4.99 at Trader Joe's for a HUGE tub-Best deal in the store!)
*Variable amount of Frozen Berries (blue, raz, black) and/or Pineapple bits (large handful)

here's where it gets tricky:) ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS blend 'nana, milk/yog, and protein powder together. Perfection in terms of superb smoothness. Then add frozen fruits, and other delectables

Other things I throw in for mood enhancement/life energy:
*Agave syrup, just a dash
*Very Greens- delicious green supplement powder at TJ's also
*Bee Pollen
*Almonds (soaked in Water overnight, makes them blendable!)
*MMMMMM Peanut Butter, a scoop if I feel like a real treat!

While I am really trying to get others into the art of smoothie making, my famous "breakfast" treat has only been dubbed one hilarious nickname by my bro and sis : "The $hit Shake"
Need I really say more!?!?!?!

Happy Smoothie Making

4 comments:

Jen said...

Hey! I've seen you comment on some of our mutual blog friends' blogs...I didn't know you were in Tucson. Did you read that Jen H. is doing a camp here in the winter? How cool is that!

I can relate to the "family preasures" when it comes to smoothies...My sister thinks it is child abuse when I feed smoothies to my kids :) As far as she is concerned, if I am going to "make" them drink smoothies - I may as well have them chained to the wall in the basement.

Train-This said...

Have you ever tried Acai????? I know you'd love it!

:-) mary

Mel said...

YEAH..you add peanut butter too..My husband thinks I am nuts for doing that...but it taste just like a milk shake and I am the JUNK FOOD QUEEN...so if it can taste that good and still be healthy WHY NOT!!!! I will have to try some more of the ingredients that you mentioned...yummy for shit shakes:)

kerrie said...

that is a good idea to blend the powder first, never thought of that and have always added it last...no wonder i always get little lumps. i also like rice protein powder too when i trying to get away from too much soy.