Peanut Butter & Banana Recovery Smoothie
Updated: Oct 5, 2020
Eating directly before or after training can be difficult, especially if you are in a rush or don't have much of an appetite. Don't fret though, here is a smoothie recipe that is super quick to make and is easy on the tummy!
1 ripe banana (preferably frozen)
1 cup low fat chocolate milk (or a milk alternative like Silk + Protein)
1/4 cup oats
1 tbsp peanut butter
1/4 cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt
Pinch of table salt
Optional, but recommended ingredients:
Pinch of cinnamon
1-2 dates, pitted
Did you know that as a banana ripens the color of their peel isn't the only thing that changes? The starches in the banana are broken down into simple sugars too. That is why bananas with more brown spots are sweeter and make for a tastier smoothie! Adding salt also makes this smoothie even tastier and helps to replace sodium and chloride which are the predominant electrolytes lost during exercise. Whoop whoop, its a WIN WIN!
Throw everything into the blender, adding extra water or milk as necessary to reach the consistency you like. ENJOY!
Nutrition Facts (with optional ingredients): 425 calories, 67g carbohydrates, 22g protein & 13g fat