June 2 2017
This chia oatmeal snack is a substantial–and healthy–option for athletes preparing for a long run or intense workout.
Leftover sweet potato? No problem—throw it in a smoothie! This literally tastes like pie in liquid form. Not only is it tasty, but it is also the perfect thing to have post-workout, with a healthy balance of complex carbohydrates and protein. Sweet potatoes make for the perfect fuel the night before a hard long run, as the tuber will help you store glycogen so you can avoid hitting “the wall.”
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup cooked sweet potato (pumpkin works as well)
1/2–1 scoopof plant-based protein
2 Tbsp. nut butter
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla
4–6 ice cubes
Optional add-ins: handful of greens, 1 tsp. flaxseeds, 1 tsp. chia seeds and 1 tsp. of maca powder
Crushed nuts and oats for garnish
Blend everything till smooth and creamy in a high-speed blender. Sprinkle nuts and oats to garnish.
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