Aug 29, 2013

Posted by Jo W. 8/29/2013
I started my day with a 7 mile run. I went pretty hard and fast for the first 4 miles, slowed down at mile 5, and picked it up for the last 1.2 miles to the 10k mark. The final 0.8 miles was a cool down. I still felt a bit fatigued today, and keeping an 8 minute pace was a bit of a struggle. Blergh, and the humid weather isn't really helping.

Cooling down and refueling with a green smoothie was in order :)

This is a banana peach green smoothie with spinach, soy milk, and Greek yogurt. I actually used peach sorbet since I need to use up the sorbet that I made in July. Frozen peaches would also work.

This isn't so much of a recipe, but a general formula for a green smoothie. Use any fruits, milks, juices, etc. you like! I try to avoid using dark colored fruits like blueberries and blackberries, because they turn the smoothie a lovely shade of brown.

Green Smoothie
  • 1/2 cup liquid of your choice 
    • juice
    • milk (dairy, soy, almond, hemp, etc)
    • coconut water
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen fruit
    • peach, banana, strawberry, raspberry, pear, apple, orange, watermelon, etc. 
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (for added protein, but optional)
  • 1 large handful greens
    • spinach (for mildest taste)
    • kale (baby kale works great)
    • swiss chard
    • romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup ice
Blend your choice of liquid, fruit, and yogurt until smooth. Add the greens and blend on high until smooth. Add ice and blend to your desired consistency. Use more ice for a thicker smoothie, and less ice for a thinner one.

Enjoy! Bendy straw optional :)


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