It also means I am loving a frosty cold post-workout smoothie these days! A reader left a comment on the Juice Boxes + Crayolas Facebook page the other day asking me to share my favorite smoothie recipe. After finishing a hot and sweaty brick workout last night (just before a thunderstorm rolled in!), I was definitely ready to enjoy a post-workout smoothie.
All my smoothies are basically variations of the same recipe:
- 1 cup almond milk (I like Silk Light, Original Flavor)
- 1 big handful spinach
- 1 frozen banana
- A handful of whatever frozen fruit I have on hand--Usually this ends up being blueberries, but I am currently LOVING the frozen pineapple tidbits from Trader Joe's, and have been using a mix of pineapple and blueberries in smoothies lately.
Layer the ingredients in blender in that order (now that I know how to correctly blend smoothies...), blend, and enjoy!
I used to add protein powder into my smoothies, but I decided it wasn't necessary and that I was getting enough protein from the almond milk and other sources in my daily diet. After a long hard run, though, I will often add a big spoonful of peanut butter which makes the smoothie just that much more amazing. I mean really, isn't everything better with peanut butter??
That's it! Easy, delicious, refreshing, and healthy. A perfect summer beverage! Well, at least a close second to Leinie's Summer Shandy... ;)
What's your favorite smoothie or go-to summer beverage?