After Workout Smoothie with Banana

If you are a morning exerciser, which is the best time that I can find to workout, then chances you are eating a very light breakfast before your workout, preferably a protein snack, something with healthy fats and energy laden goodness.  For example, a Think Thin Bar, (package of 15 for $19.49) which is also Gluten-free.

Think Thin Crunch Bar
Think Thin Crunch Bar

Smoothie Recipe: Banana Mocha

Once you rack up exercise points with the trainer or the gym, gulp down this great smoothie.  It replenishes glycogen stores and increases endurance. Try this concoction after your workout for continued energy and fat burning.

1 cup milk
½ cup organic coffee (cooled)
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon organic almond butter
1-2 teaspoons cacao powder
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 frozen organic banana
357 calories, 11g fat, 49g carbs, 5g fiber, 23g protein

Did you know bananas are as good as sports drinks for exercise?  There are different types of bananas to purchase. Some that overly ripe bananas are healthier than their green counterparts.  Here are the facts, below:

Have a great day!   Coach Cynthia

Source:  http://www.fitbie.com, forlivingstrong.com

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