More and more, athletes are realizing that training is only part of the equation. The other huge part of the equation is nutrition. Whether you are looking to change your body composition, perform better or recover faster, proper fueling will be critical for success. Individuals always ask about liquid calories and how they can fit them into their daily nutrition. ‘Smoothies’ can be a great tasting and a very functional part of your nutrition plan. This Power Smoothie is ideal for both performance and recovery. It is well-balanced with carbohydrate-protein-fat.
Power Smoothie 101:
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 TBSP natural peanut butter
- ¼ cup dry oats
- 1 small container Greek yogurt
- ¼ scoop chocolate protein powder
- ½ cup fresh/frozen blueberries
- ½ banana
- Add ice & water and blend to the consistency you choose
A Power Smoothie like this has many applications. It is great for breakfast. If you have an afternoon workout that starts at 5pm, fuel up with this smoothie at 3:30-4pm. This also makes a great snack anytime of the day. Or, following a big workout, refuel with this Power Smoothie so you can reload your glycogen stores, refuel and recover quickly.
This high-octane smoothie is power-packed with 397 calories, 46.85% Carbohydrate; 35.66% Protein; 27.47% Fat…a great macronutrient balance. (For a lower calorie version, simply cut all ingredients in half for approximately 197 calories.
Whether you are on the go and you need a quick meal or you are looking for a great tasting smoothie to power you through your workout, try Power Smoothie 101 and get your body well fueled!
2x Best-Selling Author and Fitness & Nutrition expert Dr. Rick Kattouf has been named one of America’s PremierExperts® and one of the World Fitness Elite™ Trainers of the Year. He has been seen on ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox affiliates around the country as well as in the USA Today, Chicago Tribune and The Independent in the UK. Rick is the CEO/Founder of TeamKattouf, Inc., CEO/Founder of TeamKattouf Nutrition LLC, Creator of TeamKattouf Nutrition Supplements, Host of Rx Nutrition, author of Forever Fit, Creator of 5-Round Fury Fitness™ workout app, Sports Nutrition Specialist, ITCA Triathlon Coach, MMA Conditioning Coach, Food Psychology Coach, Wellness and Nutrition Consultant, Sports Nutrition Consultant, Heart Rate Performance Specialist, Entrepreneur and Inspirational Speaker. Rick can reached at www.teamkattouf.com or www.5roundfury.com or firstname.lastname@example.org