Unless I’m baking, I don’t follow recipes. I love cookbooks—Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. is at the top right now—and use them for inspiration and guidance, more like pulling out the gutter bumpers on a bowling alley. The beautiful pictures and precise measurements blur a bit and I add about a cup or tablespoon. If I really like an ingredient, like cinnamon, I’ll likely triple the recommended portion. So when I write a recipe for a smoothie… those of you who need exacts may be a little frustrated. You are going to have to bear with my rough estimates. Keep in mind that the final result is usually a surprise! Sometimes they are better than others. This morning’s smoothie was a pleasant surprise, so I wanted to jot it down in hopes of duplicating it or at least getting close.
I keep a bunch of my favorite ingredients on hand and mix and match depending on how I’m feeling.
Typically in my fridge:
In my freezer:
- frozen bananas – I always buy a couple extra and peel and put them in the same freezer bag before they get too brown
- frozen berries
In my cupboard:
- Salus Red Beet Crystals
- maca powder
- Trail Butter
- maple syrup
- turmeric powder – sometimes I buy the root
- ginger root (not powder)
Sometimes I get a little carried away, especially after a long run, but this morning I pulled fewer than my normal amount of ingredients, and I am really enjoying the mix.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup-ish frozen berries (raspberries, cherries, and blueberries in this mix)
- 2 scoops vegan protein powder (it comes with its own scoop!)
- 2 glugs Omega Sport+ (about 3 tbsp.)
- 1+ cup hazelnut milk
- 1 heaping scoop maca powder (about 1 tbsp.)
- 2 shakes of Red Beet Crystals (about 1 tbsp.)
- 2 thumb widths of ginger root, peeled and chopped
- This smoothie is a thick one, so blending on slow and building speed and keeping the stir stick going are key to getting everything mixed in. If you can’t get it to blend, add more milk or water.
- Best consumed in a pretty glass with a reusable straw. Otherwise, risk berry smile on your cheeks—it’s seriously thick! The straw helped; I kept stirring and then waited for it to melt a bit.
Why Omega Sport+ should be in your smoothie!
Omega Sport+ combines ingredients for pre and post workout phases so you’re covered for both performance and recovery. It has MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) for quick energy, long chain fatty acids from flax oil as a longer term/endurance energy source, vitamin D for bone and muscle health, as well as evening primrose oil and turmeric for antioxidant and anti-inflammatory recovery support. Vitamin D and turmeric are both fat soluble and turmeric aids the digestion of fats so there’s nice synergy between ingredients as well. Boost your smoothie!