post-run smoothie

Today I am sharing a super quick pick-me-up that has been getting me through the last couple of days of my half marathon training. With all this running, I was really feeling tired towards the end of last week and decided that a power smoothie was a necessity! I really wanted to pick ingredients that would boost my energy and allow me to recover, so I chose the standard ingredients of bananas and strawberries, and to make it green, I threw in some spinach. 

One of my latest obsession has been this powdered peanut butter. I first heard about it on The Food Network’s The Kitchen {which is my favorite show!}, and I was so excited to find it at my local GNC store. I LOVE peanut butter, but it can be high in fat. But with this powdered peanut butter, 85% of the fat and oils are removed to make a much healthier smoothie additive! I have also included chia seeds in this recipe, but they are totally optional! With a little over a week to go, the end of my training is coming to a close and I am hoping this smoothie will power me through the finish line! 

P.S. I should mention that this is the perfect post-workout smoothie as well! You don’t need to be training for a long race to enjoy this delicious drink 😉




Post-Run Smoothie

1 cup almond milk
1 banana, cut into pieces
2 cups fresh spinach
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon powdered peanut butter {regular peanut butter works fine too!}
1/2 – 1 tablespoons chia seeds, optional

Place the almond milk, spinach, banana, frozen strawberries, powered peanut butter and chia seeds {if using} in a blender and blend until smooth. Makes one large smoothie.

I’ve also included some of my favorite workout pieces that I have been eyeing for race day below. I am loving all these bright colors — perfect for being spotted crossing the finish line on race day 😉  

Thanks for stopping by!


12 thoughts on “post-run smoothie

  1. This is what I need to start doing after running. I notice that it has been much harder for me to complete my full run session now and I think it's because I don't get enough energy from my food choices lately. Thanks for this recipe. Will have to try it soon!

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