My Two Favorite Protein Smoothie Recipes

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My Two Favorite Protein Smoothie Recipes


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During my five plus years running and racing I’ve learned a lot about nutrition and fueling my body.  It has been quite a journey to know how to eat the correct amount of protein, carbs and sugars to keep me running healthy and happy.  One of the most important lessons I’ve learned along the way is post-workout refueling.  After figuring it out the hard way, I now know that if I run five or more miles, I need to refuel nearly immediately post run.  If I don’t, my blood sugar drops, I get dizzy and my muscles don’t recover as well.

Basically I end up a mess.

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It took just a little bit of trial and error to figure out what works best for my body, but at some point all long-distance runners need extra protein to recharge.

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Post-run I often reach for a high quality, all natural protein that is made with real food.

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Aloha Premium Protein Powder is perfect because it is made with whole super foods naturally rich in nutrients.  It has a complete amino acid profile without adding any chemical amino acids, vitamins or minerals.  It also is free of “natural” or artificial sweeteners and fillers.

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Basically this protein powder rocks.  Look at the ingredient list!

Even if I’m not running, this is the kind of added protein I want to add to pancakes, cereal and smoothies.  The powder is about 150 calories per serving so it is ideal to mix into almost any meal.

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As a pescatarian (vegetarian who eats fish) I am always looking for a good way to add protein to my diet.

Post run or even first thing in the morning, I add Aloha Premium Protein Powder to my favorite smoothies.

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Since the ingredients are all natural you can feel good eating it any time of day.

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Since we are talking smoothies and protein powder today, I thought I would share not one, but TWO of the most festive smoothie creations I could come up with.

My Mango Vanilla Protein Smoothie goes back to my love of Hawaii and all things tropical.  The second, my Peppermint Chocolate Protein smoothie, is perfectly festive for the holiday season.  Aloha Premium Protein Powder makes these smoothies smooth and absolutely delicious.

I will be enjoying both of these through my winter training.

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Mango Protein Smoothie

This mango protein smoothie tastes like the tropics. It is the perfect recovery drink or breakfast replacement. It is packed with healthy protein using Aloha Premium Protein Powder.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Drink
Cuisine Amercian
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 package vanilla Aloha Premium Protein Powder
  • 1/4 cup low-fat yogurt
  • 3/4 cup your favorite milk or milk substitute
  • 5 stevia drops

Instructions
 

  • Put all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. This make a thick and creamy drink that is perfect through a straw.

Notes

To make vegan use milk substitute and add extra milk substitute instead of the yogurt.
Tried this recipe?Mention @Julie_Wunder or tag #RunninginaSkirt!

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Pepermint Chocolate Protein Smoothie

This Peppermint Chocolate Protein smoothie is festive and healthy! It is the perfect post-workout recovery drink or meal substitute. Using high quality Aloha Premium Protein Powder keeps the drink healthy and natural.
Course Breakfast, Dessert or Snack, Drink
Cuisine Amercian
Servings 1 smoothie

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large frozen banana, thawed for 2 minutes and broken into pieces.
  • 1 packet chocolate Aloha Premium Protein Powder
  • 1/2 cup milk or milk substitute
  • 3/4 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 2 drops peppermint extract

Instructions
 

  • Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.

Notes

To make more icy, add a handful of ice cubes.

To make vegan substitute the milk substitute for the yogurt. Use the ice to get the desired texture.
Tried this recipe?Mention @Julie_Wunder or tag #RunninginaSkirt!

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It is a great way to try this excellent product out for free.

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Your turn!

How many miles can you run before you need to refuel?

Have you ever tried a protein smoothie?

By | 2018-06-28T14:27:18-04:00 December 1st, 2014|All Vegetarian, Food, Smoothies & Drinks|20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. Andrea B (@goodgirlgonered) December 5, 2014 at 9:40 am - Reply

    That chocolate one looks perfect for this time of the year. So you don’t miss the peppermint mochas/cocoas out there!

    • JulieWunder December 6, 2014 at 11:28 am - Reply

      It’s so good! Thanks for stopping by Andrea!

  2. Leigh Powell Hines December 4, 2014 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    I just pinned the peppermint one, too. Love that this is good for you. Is this just online or can you buy in stores?

  3. Susanna @Zealous Mom December 4, 2014 at 6:33 am - Reply

    Yum! Both of the smoothies look so delicious. I need to try the Aloha protein powder. I’ve pinned this so I can make these very soon!

    • JulieWunder December 4, 2014 at 9:33 am - Reply

      Thanks Susanna! The peppermint one has been really popular, but I love the mango too!

  4. Danyelle Musselman December 1, 2014 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    I’m buying peppermint extract tomorrow! I can’t wait to try this!

  5. Nicole @ Fitful Focus December 1, 2014 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    chocolate and peppermint! My favorite combo! Love the extra peppermint garnish.

  6. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections December 1, 2014 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Chocolate peppermint smoothie!? How have I never made something like this before. Legit need to make this as soon as I have access to my blender!!! Love!

  7. Blane Sherer December 1, 2014 at 11:01 am - Reply

    The Oloha products really sound good.
    I really like the shots of you preparing
    your smoothie. Nice Touch.

  8. Haven’t tried Aloha products yet but that peppermint smoothie looks yum!

    • JulieWunder December 1, 2014 at 3:45 pm - Reply

      I was really impressed by how smooth is was and how it seemed less chemical. Using all natural ingredients helps!

  9. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie December 1, 2014 at 7:26 am - Reply

    Mmm I’m gonna have to do the peppermint chocolate smoothie soon! I’ve never heard of Aloha protein, but it has a great name and the ingredient list is hard to beat.

  10. Joanna @Makingmine December 1, 2014 at 7:21 am - Reply

    Ooo that peppermint chocolate smoothie sounds great! I am not good at listening to my body about refueling – that’s definitely an area I need to get better at!

    • JulieWunder December 1, 2014 at 3:46 pm - Reply

      I seriously learned the hard way! Most people can probably run longer than 5, but my body just tanks after that! I have almost passed out post-run before I figured out the magical number.

  11. Jessie December 1, 2014 at 6:11 am - Reply

    I’ve heard of many protein powders, but Aloha protein powder is a new one to me. Thanks for sharing. Heading to check out their site now.

    p.s. Your mango smoothie sounds incredibly refreshing! Not sure I’d be able to stop at just one glass.

  12. Jenny December 1, 2014 at 5:31 am - Reply

    First of all, your photos are GREAT! Secondly, I’m a huge fan of protein pancakes and eat them most days after my run or workout, but that chocolate peppermint smoothie is begging to be added to my breakfast rotation! And, I ordered the Daily Good Greens from Aloha last week, and I’m super excited to try them!

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