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Fuel up with this banana-almond protein smoothie

Say hello to your new go-to breakfast.

For runners, getting enough protein in your diet is important. Protein can help with recovery and you’ll want to make sure your intake is enough to fuel your runs. Studies on protein requirements for athletes recommend intake around to 12-16 grams of protien powder per Kg of body weight.  One way to ensure you’re meeting these requirements is by adding protein powder to your smoothie, which can also make your smoothie more filling and keep you full longer.

Plus milk—in this case the almond milk—is an excellent source of calcium and vitamins D and E—which are good for your overall health. The addition, nut butter will add to the flavour as well as ensure you’re getting some healthy fats. Whip this smoothie up the next morning you’re short on time for a filling breakfast on the go.

Recipe :

Makes: 2

Total Time: 5 mins

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1/2 c. coconut water
  • 1/2 c. plain greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp. almond butter
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder
  • 1 tbsp. hulled hemp seeds
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 c. ice

DIRECTIONS:

Blend until smooth. Divide between 2 glasses.


NUTRITION (per serving) 329 calories, 21 g protein, 26 g carbs (5 g fiber), 15 g sugars, 17 g fat, 159 mg sodium

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