Yesterday I completed the endurance race that I’ve been training and carb loading for. This meant my post race breakfast this morning needed to be filling and kick-start the restoration of my battered muscles.
I don’t often use protein powder, but I think it does help with recovery after particularly long or difficult sessions. I use unflavoured whey protein which I find bland enough not to add any significant flavour – in fact I’ve had this smoothie minus the protein powder and it doesn’t taste much different.
It may be a while before I’m walking normally but hopefully this is a good way to start.
Super refuel smoothie (serves one)
- 100ml coconut milk
- 200ml almond milk
- 100ml water
- 2 fresh figs
- 1 banana
- 1 handful of spinach
- 1 teaspoon almond butter
- 1 dessert spoon of whey protein powder (unflavoured)
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
- A good sprinkle of cinnamon
Blend everything together.
You could add a bit more water if you wanted a thinner consistency – but this should slide up a straw nicely.