Here is an easy banana smoothie recipe that I like for after running. Banana is a favorite snack of athletes, including myself. It helps balance and stabilize energy levels which can improve endurance during training. Aside from that, banana is a rich source of potassium which is known to help prevent muscle cramps. This healthy and energizing smoothie is a perfect companion of exercise and training.
The almonds, yogurt and whey protein are added to give the drink a good post workout boost of protein to help with muscle building and recovery. You can leave out the whey if you want a bit less protein and less calories. You can also substitute any protein powder.
- 1 banana, frozen
- 2-4 ice cubes
- 2 tbsp. whey protein
- 1 tbsp. lime juice
- 1 4-ounce Greek yogurt, non-fat
- 1 small handful of almonds
- Almond milk to fill line
- Place all ingredients into the NutriBullet and blend until smooth.