Now that I’m no longer running like a mad woman training for the half marathon, I’ve realized I need to pump the brakes a bit on my calorie intake. In a perfect world I’d have time to run at least five times a week but if I don’t have a race I’m training for, it just doesn’t happen. And I won’t even mention how painful it is to wake up for an early morning run when it still feels like 2am. Thanks winter.
Unfortunately my delicious green smoothie recipes, while perfect for a long run recovery, is not so great for a normal breakfast. It usually was around 550-600 calories – completely excessive for anyone not training for an endurance event.
So here’s my new and improved breakfast smoothie I whipped up this morning.
1 frozen banana, broken into pieces
1 cup light vanilla soy milk
1 heaping scoop of soy protein powder
1 handful of kale
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 teaspoon of spirulina powder
Throw all those ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. You’ll get a delightfully healthy bright blue-green smoothie that tastes pretty darn good. And at only 430 calories to boot! Fast broken!