Happy Friday! I’m linking up again this week with Annemarie from The Fit Foodie Mama, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, Farrah from Fairyburger and Montana from Pretty Lil Mudder to bring you healthy smoothie recipes! Please be sure to check out their recipes and feel free to add yours as well. Today I’d like to share my Cherry and Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie recipe with you – a perfect post-workout source of protein!
I’m finishing up week 5 of marathon training this week and have used smoothies quite a bit over the last 5 weeks as post-run fuel. No matter what combination of items I throw in my smoothie, I like to add a secret ingredient … spinach! A handful of baby spinach will add nutrients to any smoothie but trust me, you can’t taste it. Baby spinach is very mild and the taste will be masked by whatever protein powder and fruit you use. This Cherry and Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie is one of my favorite creations to date!
1/4 cup frozen cherries (I bought fresh cherries from the store, removed the pits, sliced the cherries and froze the pieces)
4 ice cubes
1 scoop protein powder (I love About Time Vanilla Protein Powder)
1 large handful baby spinach
2 tsp peanut butter
Almond milk (I use Vanilla flavored Almond milk)
1 Tbsp ground flax seed (optional)
Combine ingredients in blender or a magic bullet, adding almond milk until smoothie reaches your desired consistency. Enjoy!
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