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Last week, Shan from My Food Religion shared with us her recipe for a healthy pre-workout smoothie. This week, check out her recipe for a delicious smoothie that will refuel your body and have you feeling nice and full post-run.

This smoothie is best consumed after a training session or race because bananas are high in potassium, which helps with muscle recovery. However, if bananas aren’t your thing, you can still enjoy this smoothie – other high-potassium fruits include mangoes, kiwi fruit, oranges and papaya.

Ingredients

  • Frozen banana, chopped
  • Frozen zucchini, chopped
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of tahini (can also use natural nut butters as an alternative)
  • Coconut milk (can also use almond, soy, or dairy)
  • Coconut water
  • Cinnamon

Note: Shan freezes her vegetables for smoothies because they give the smoothie an icy, creamy texture without having to add ice cubes to the blender.

Method

Simply add ingredients to blender, and blend away!

If your smoothie is too thick, add coconut water to desired consistency and blend again. Pour it into a jar or cup and it’s perfect for those on-the-go!

Otherwise, a thick smoothie would make for a delicious smoothie bowl, or you can add it to toast or more fruit for a satisfying post-workout meal.

Watch Shan make it below:

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Have you tried Shan’s recipe yet? Or do you have a recipe of your own? Show us in the comments below.

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