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Sport Smoothies


We are doing a nutrition session with a team of young lacrosse players this evening and will be making some recovery smoothies with them. We thought we’d share our recipes with everyone. In all cases we have some fluid, protein and carbohydrates. They are all quick and easy to make and great for after your workout – after all, if 12 year old lacrosse boys can make them, you can too!

Note: each recipe contains some banana for a good reason – new research suggests they are great for athletes!

Banana Split Smoothie

  •  ½ banana
  • ½ cup strawberries, sliced
  • ½ cup pineapple, sliced
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt

*can substitute chocolate milk and eliminate cocoa powder… but we love the less sweet, antioxidant-packed version.

Berry Banana Blast Smoothie

  • ½ banana
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt

Green Monster Smoothie (Trust us on this one!)*

  • ½ banana
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups spinach

Enjoy!

*This recipe is adapted from one a former MRU student of mine submitted to our Introductory Nutrition recipe exchange. Thanks, Alisa D.!

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