"But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Philipians 3:13b,14

Monday, February 27, 2012

Clementine Creamsicle Smoothie- AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!

Something really fun and exciting happened this weekend- some friends and I organized and ran a 50k race! Several of my running buddies are training to run the American River 50 mile race, and as part of the training, needed to run a 50k. We all finished, cheered each other on, and just had a great time!!

The day after an endurance event, I am monumentally hungry. I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night after a long race or training session with my stomach growling. I usually give myself free license to eat junk, but I just didn't want to do that this time. So I knew I would have to eat several meals throughout the day. This smoothie is full of great ingredients, delicious, and seriously satisfying!! It was a perfect recovery smoothie!

Recipe from OhSheGlows
Here's what you need:
  • 1 banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled, cut into chunks and frozen
  • 3 clementine tangerines, (the recipe called for them to be frozen, but I didn't freeze them and it turned out fine, so it's up to you)
  • 1 can of unsweetened coconut milk (not lite), chilled. From this, you'll need 2 Tb of the "cream" off the top, and 1/2 cup of the "water" from the bottom. It separates when you chill the can.
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tb unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 date, chopped, optional
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice

I always have bananas frozen, so I just placed half an avocado in a baggie and froze it the same way. Now I have a few bags of each in the freezer in case I'd like to make another of these smoothies!

See? The coconut milk separates and makes a yummy cream layer, and then a coconut water layer beneath!

This was one of the best and most satisfying smoothies I've ever had! I highly recommend it!

No comments:

Post a Comment