Recipe of the Month

Last month we put a call out for favourite running recipes and received this dynamite post-workout smoothie recipe from Alex McGowan.

Shortly after finding Alex’s simple instructions in our inbox we cued up the blender and got to work. We were missing the protein powder and instead of chilled we used a straight-up frozen banana that was taking up space in the freezer (thawed out about 20 seconds in the microwave). We also combined almond and peanut butter. Results? Delicious awesomeness.

So, now we’ve got extra reasons to go for that hard run. A tasty, nutritious post-run recovery snack. And a way to clear some space in the freezer. Thanks Alex!

Alex’s Post-Workout Smoothie

•1 banana (chilled in the fridge)
•1 tbsp cocoa powder
•1 tbsp almond butter (or other nut butter)
•1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
•3/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt


Toss all ingredients in the blender, blend until smooth, and enjoy!

Writes Alex:
“This is perfect after a hard run; it helps cool you down, goes down smooth like water and helps hydrate, and is easy to digest if your stomach is a bit unsettled. The combination of the protein powder and Greek yogurt gives muscle-rebuilding protein, and the almond butter gives healthy fats to fill you up. The cocoa powder provides a punch of antioxidants, and it gives the entire thing a major flavour boost! Lastly, the banana gives some substance to the snack and has all that potassium to help fight off muscle soreness and cramps. A perfect post-workout recharge!”

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