Good morning! I’m so thankful you beautiful IgniteGirls are letting me join you today! I’m Heather and I blog at My Life Well Loved, a lifestyle blog. I’m married to my college sweetheart, Eric, and we celebrated our 5 year anniversary in New Zealand at the end of last year! My passions include Pure Barre, clean eating, social media, workout swag and helping others to love their lives well.
I was thrilled when I learned that Keri was going to let me share a workout fuel recipe with you guys. It’s so incredibly important to give your body the nutrition it needs to help you perform at your optimal level. Think about eating to fuel your muscles and your endurance and you’ll be surprised how much better you can feel before during and even after a workout.
When I was thinking about what recipe to share, I stumbled upon this article: Blueberries: A Runner’s Best Friend. It’s really interesting to learn how blueberries can help with inflammation and even lactic acid buildup as well as many other things. Then obviously, bananas are great for you after a run since they are loaded with potassium which aids in recovery. This recipe comes from the eMeals breakfast plan and is chock full of healthy ingredients including blueberries, bananas, low fat milk, flaxseed meal (optional) and cinnamon.
I loved the rich cinnamon taste in this smoothie, and even though blueberries are NOT my favorite fruit, I thought this blended together beautifully! Plus, I love that bright color in your glass as well as the fact that it’s CLEAN EATING! What are you waiting for? Go get your run on and look forward to a tall glass of a bright and cheery chilled smoothie waiting for you!
Banana-Berry Purple Power Smoothie
- 16 oz frozen blueberries
- 3 medium bananas
- 2 cups organic low fat milk (or milk alternative)
- 3 tablespoons flaxseed meal (optional)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- Combine blueberries, banana, milk, honey or agave, flaxseed meal if using, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg in a blender.
- Process until smooth and slurp down with a straw for maximum enjoyment!
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