Every few months I reach a plateau with my running and to power through it, I have to figure out what my block is. Recently, I realized it was my eating habits. I had to have a sit down with myself and figure out a way to get more veggies and whole foods into my diet. And I came up with something that wasn’t entirely new or mindblowing: smoothies.
The problem is that the internet is filled with smoothie recipes that are either full of juice (and the added sugar that comes with it) or protein powders that I have to join a club to purchase, so that I can drink something that tastes like cake every day (and the added sugar and chemicals that comes with it). All I wanted was some veggies masked by the taste of fruits. And if it wasn’t too much to ask, no added sugar.
I finally found a few recipes that gave me building blocks for the smoothies we make at home now. They are super easy to put together, I just buy frozen berries, and bulk greens and then wash, measure, and freeze once a week or once a month (depending on if the bulk buy is from Costco or the local grocery store). When it’s time to make a smoothie, I’ve got everything I need to throw it all in a blender and make a healthy meal.
Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie For Two
- 1 Banana
- 2 Cups (tightly packed) Spinach
- 2 TBS Almond Butter
- 2 TBS Ground Flax Seed
- 2 Cups Frozen Blueberries
- 1.5 Cup Coconut Milk, Unsweetened
Add all ingredients in order to a blender; pulse until smooth. Divide evenly into two large glasses.
Calories: 300 | Sodium: 150 | Fiber: 10 | Sugars: 22 | Protein: 7