While not my favorite form of exercise, running is one of those things I wish I loved to do. I usually save that particular heart-pumping workout for when I am super stressed and need to get some energy out.
Well, it’s either running up and down the hills around here or beating the crap out of my punching bag, which, by the way, does wonders for my attitude after a bad day.
Whether I’m on my toes, dancing around the punching bag for 20 minutes or I’m pounding the pavement, I need replenished after such a workout.
I came across this article by Coach Joe English, a marathon coach in Portland, Oregon. Now keep in mind, his advice is for after a marathon, but he gave a recipe for a smoothie that caught my attention. It not only sounds good, it made me think about bananas as an after-workout boost.
I’m not fond of whey powder, so I replace it with an egg. Give this smoothie a try and tell me what you think!
Coach Joe’s Recovery Smoothie for Runners
In a blender, mix together:
One banana, peeled
One peach, halved and pitted
1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 serving powdered vanilla whey protein
8-12 ounces milk
4-8 ounces yogurt
1/2 cup crushed ice
*Note – if you freeze the banana or use frozen fruit, you can omit the ice