Perfect Smoothie

I’m stealing this article/recipe from Fitsugar to share with you all, because it’s very appropriate for me right now. I just returned from a cavity-filling (yay) and my super strong mouth needed extra novocaine, so chewing is an issue. I’m about to make a smoothie, and perhaps one like this will be good for me (After all, I ran 6 hours ago. That counts, right?)

Recovery Never Tasted So Sweet: The Perfect Postrun Smoothie

As grueling as it can be, the blissful high after completing a long run is what keeps you coming back for more. But if you fail to eat the right foods afterward, headaches and fatigue can last for days, making it impossible to even consider getting up to go get the mail, let alone tackle another eight miles.

A recovery drink is easy to sip down fast, but if you ran for an hour or more, a sports drink like Gatorade won’t offer your body enough nutrients to refuel and heal those weary muscles. What you need are a combo of carbs to give you energy and protein to rebuild muscle; a four-to-one ratio of carbs to protein is ideal.

Skip the sports drink and reach for this refreshing postrun recovery smoothie instead. It’s made with Greek yogurt and chocolate milk to offer muscle-building protein, and banana and the chocolate in the milk provide energy-packed carbs. Since a long run can be really taxing on your body’s immune system, the blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries will offer your body an antioxidant boost. Top it all off with some water for hydration.

Fruity, sweet, and satisfying, this smoothie should be consumed within 30 minutes of finishing your run. As a bonus, the water and fiber will keep hunger under wraps for hours. 

INGREDIENTS

3 oz. plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 banana
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup chocolate milk
1/2 cup water

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
  2. Enjoy immediately

By: Jenny Sugar

My First Post

Hello there!

Welcome to my first blog post! I have been toying with the idea of creating a blog for so long now, and it only seems logical to jump into this endeavor 3 days before a CPA exam, right? I’m addicted to the blogs of so many bloggers, and finally decided to make one of my own. My #1 hobby has always been cooking (anything and everything), and I fell in love with running about 1.5 years ago. So, I plan to blab a lot about these 2 topics here on eats and fast feets (disclaimer: my feet aren’t very fast at all, I just thought the title was catchy).

Dad - my running inspiration

Dad – my running inspiration

Oh, and I’m obsessed with dogs. I have a sweet Chorkie (Chihuahua and Yorkie mix) named Louie, and my fiancé has a big, brave black lab named Sam – I love them both more than anything and I’ll never let you forget it.. Here are pictures of my lovely pups – can you guess which one is which? Bet you can’t!

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Well, thanks for reading my first blog post! I’ll try to get more interesting as I get used to this. Back to CPA studying for me.. Happy Wednesday/May Day!