Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Guest Post! Josephine from Plant Based Runner

Good afternoon Beautiful,

I'm excited to be featuring a fellow Sweat Pink Ambassador on my blog today. Meet Josephine! I'm so excited that she's given me (and you) some smoothy recipes because 1. I LOVE smoothies, and 2. they are so great after a run when you don't feel like eating anything heavy and since I just started running again, what more motivation do I need to hit the pavement than to know that one of these sweet smoothies is there waiting for me? I'd use an althernative to cow's milk as well since I don't eat dairy, so I'm really glad she included that. I hope you enjoy her post!

My name is Josephine I love running and I blog over at Plant Based Runner this is my first time doing a blog swap and I am lucky to be paired with Sarah!
Not much can compete with a post run or post work out smoothie. The cold, refreshing, replenishing sweetness is just what I want and need. I’m not sure who he or she was but I love the creator of the post workout smoothie trend.

I generally make a smoothie by combining a serving (or ½ serving) of protein powder, a handful of frozen fruit and a cup or so of milk. Simple, effective and delicious.  I don’t digest cows milk products very well so I use soy, almond or coconut milk and hemp protein or a non-dairy blend of proteins such as Vega (hemp, pea and rice).  I have had others ‘test’ my smoothie recipes with cow’s milk and whey protein and they tasted delicious.

Below are two of my go to recipes:
Chocolate Nutty Butter Banana Punch!
Chocolate Nutty Butter Banana Punch
1 Cup Chocolate Milk  (Cows, Soy or Almond)
1/2 - full serving of chocolate protein powder (Whey, Hemp, Vega or you favorite)
1 tablespoon of nut butter  (Peanut, Cashew, Almond, etc)
1/2 to a full frozen banana (frozen is optimal it creates a thicker smoothie)
Blend all ingredients for 20-30 seconds or until blended and enjoy!

Blueberry Strawberry Banana Chia Seed Smoothie
1 Cup of Milk. (Almond Vanilla is my favorite for this)
Blueberry Strawberry
Banana Chia Seed Smoothie
1/2 to a full serving of protein powder (I like to use Vega Vanilla but any vanilla or chocolate protein will work)
1 tablespoon of Chia Seeds
1/2 to a full frozen banana.
1 Big handful of frozen strawberries and blueberries (1 total or 4-6 strawberries & 10-15 blueberries)
Blend all ingredients.
Slurp down.

Depending on the milk, protein and nut butter you use this shake should yield one serving with 200-300 calories, 8-18 grams protein, 5-12 fat, and 5-12 fiber. The perfect post run recovery. What do you put into your favorite smoothies?
If you’d like to hear more about me, my slow running, my love for smoothies & other plant based foods or my dog I can be found on twitter @joesahfeen for awesome photos I am @josephine on instagram or check out my blog here.

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Stay sweet.


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