Since running my first half marathon back in May, I have continued with long distance running. As weird as it may sound, I actually really like it!
As a consequence though, I have started making some informed changes to my diet. Long distance running can be quite depleting for the body. This protein smoothie is almost a meal. It is a great post long run recovery drink and seriously tastes so good!
Choc Protein Smoothie
- 100mls low fat milk
- 1 banana frozen
- 2 tablespoons whole almonds
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder*
Chop frozen banana. If you want to freeze bananas specifically for protein smoothies like this, I have found it best to peel the banana first then either wrap it in aluminum foil or place them in a freezer bag.
Add all ingredients to the Soup and Co or blender.
Blend on Ice function (or slow function) for 30 seconds
Blend on speed 2 on blender function (slightly faster speed) for 30 seconds.
Then blend on maximum speed for one minute.
* Only add protein powder to your smoothie if it has been recommended to you by a your health professional. I am not a dietitian and while additional protein has been recommended for me, it may not be appropriate for you – please check first.Tweetrunning, sweet treats