Who doesn’t love a good milkshake or smoothie?!
I have one of these almost everyday! The secret ingredient in mine is some leftover coffee (I really only add this if I’m making it during the day) for an extra kick with your protein blast. Just a little bonus… it’s gluten free and vegan!
I cannot tell you enough how important it is to refuel after a workout (Read this article for more info). Your body and brain are exhausted at this point. They need healthy sources of proteins and carbs to rebuild. This smoothie is perfect for that and it also tastes AMAZING.
If I can’t come home to make this, I normally will pack a banana and peanut butter, Think Thin bars, Lara Bars, or a protein bite (check out my assistant’s recipe) in my car so I am not running around town with dangerously low blood sugar. (Read more about my pantry essentials) Have you ever heard of Hangry? I can get there real quickly after a hard track workout and no refuel. Watch out!
- 1 banana
- 1-2 cups of ice
- 1/4 cup of almond milk
- Few drops of almond extract
- 1 tablespoon of almond butter
- 2 tablespoons of leftover coffee
- 1 scoop of protein powder
- 214 calories
- 6.7g fat
- 17.4g protein
- 16.2g sugar (mostly comes from the banana and almond milk)
- 24g carbohydrates
This recipe yields 2 shakes (nutrition facts are calculated for one serving). This is gluten free and vegan!