Green Banana Smoothie

Just got back from a 4 mile run that for some reason just about killed me…don’t know how i’m going to do the half marathon in 4 weeks…EEK!!

It’s super important to replenish your body after a workout. It’s within that first hour, especially half hour, that your body absorbs what you put in it really fast! So it’s even more important that you give it the good stuff within that time frame. One of my “go-to” concoctions is this Green banana smoothie. I serious have something like this everyday and it does the trick. It’s simple, fast, healthy, and extremely yummy!

3/4 c to 1 c Organic apple juice

1 Organic Banana (I prefer frozen)

1 large handful Organic Spinach

1 scoop protein powder (or equivalent to abut 25-30 grams of protein)

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Protein is crucial. It helps rebuild muscle and leaves you fuller longer. Now your body can only absorb so much protein at one sitting, so no need to get protein happy with this and put in multiple scoops-it won’t do you any good and it’ll just add extra unnecessary calories. about 30 grams is great for a post-workout.
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  1. Bridget says:

    Okay Jamie, I LOVE it!!! Your my inspiration today:) It’s saturday, the hubby is working ALL DAY- no babysitter and its suppose to be my long run day. I’ve been debating if I would take her down to the gym in her stroller while I run as long as she allows. And Now after reading your blog, I guess I’ll get my lazy bones up and just do it πŸ™‚ I have lots of things I would LOVE posts on πŸ˜‰ My main at the moment is i feel like I need a GOOD Body Cleanse/Detox??? Any suggestions for me of a Safe and Great one that WORKS!!! I’m not breastfeeding anymore so I can do any cleanse πŸ™‚ I want to start it on monday, I just feel like I need to clean out my system. I didn’t eat super healthy throughout my pregnancy and now feel like my pooch wont go down, so come to my rescue πŸ˜‰ Thanks Jamie, oh and you look AMAZING!!! Keep the helpful info coming, even if you think its common knowledge, it might not be so common to some of us that are new to this πŸ™‚ Miss Ya!

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