Coconut Blueberry SmoothieThis is the first installment of what I hope to be a regular column - FTEats: Recipes for Training and Racing. This is Elana, and I'm a member of the Full Throttle Team. I am neither a nutritionist or a chef, so please regard all these recipes with suspicion and approach with caution! However, these recipes DO have the best of intentions and I think they're pretty tasty, too.
Going forward, I'd be happy to take submissions, so feel free to send me your favorites and I'll see what I can do in between swimming, biking and running. But first, the Coconut and Blueberry Smoothie. I've been downing these every day after practice, which is apparently the best time for your body to absorb the nutrients it needs. I'm usually not thinking clearly at that point though, as I'm so hungry I might start hitting people. Thus, the smoothie. Here we go:
What You Need:
1 cup Almond Milk
1 scoop (or serving) natural flavor protein powder. I'm using this one right now.
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
1 tablespoon Chia seeds
3/4 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup shredded coconut (you can use sweetened or unsweetened)
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Dash of ground nutmeg
*Feel free to add a scoop or two of your favorite protein powder!
What To Do:
Throw all this stuff in a blender and BLEND like the Dickens.
Drink immediately OR pour it into a spare water bottle and stick it in the fridge. Tote it with you to the gym the next morning and enjoy post workout.
Feel free to check out the original post on John and Elana Talk About Food here.