What to eat, what to eat what to eat????? Always a question, especially when you throw in some activity. I am finally back on track and into the groove training for the upcoming triathlon season. I am fortunate enough to live in North County, San Diego. Today’s workouts are a 35 minute easy run and an hour swim. I ran through the San Dieguito Lagoon and a pretty good clip. I love the lifestyle here. Running down the Pacific Coast Highway with the crashing waves off to the right or through the lagoon trails is pretty amazing. It’s hard to believe that only two years ago I was living in Vermont making special mixes for my ipod so i could endure yet another treadmill workout. It truly doesn’t get much better that this! Anyhoo, the dilema is what to eat between workouts that is quick to make, nutritious, contains that 4:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio which is key for muscle recovery; tastes great and won’t come back up in half an hour when I start my swim. The answer? Yet another Green Smoothie. Bonus–extra calcium and vitamin k from the tangerines and spinach.
The “In between Workouts On the Fly” Green Smoothie
- 1 Cup Plain Soy Yogurt (I use Silk as it has the least amounts of sugar)
- 4 Cups Organic Baby Spinach
- 1 Ripe Banana
- 2 Seedless Tangerine, Peeled and left whole
- 2 Tbsp Ground Flax Seed
Combine in Blender until Smooth. Makes about a 16 oz smoothie.