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Whether as a meal on-the-go, a recovery drink or even just a snack, smoothies offer a quick way to get the nutrients you need without taking time from your busy schedule. The seemingly endless possibilities in smoothie-making allow for specification to your dietary needs. Just a few simple ingredients can provide a daily health boost, and taste wonderful too! Here are three recipes to get started: Breakfast Blend 

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Breakfast Blend Ingredients. // Photo by Garrett Walker
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Recovery Smoothie Ingredients. // Photo by Garrett Walker
Start your day with a rush of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants with this dairy-free delight. Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 banana – sliced
  • 3 large strawberries – sliced
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ¼ cup oats
  • Ice as needed
      Recovery End your workout with this dessert-like, protein-packed beverage. Ingredients:
  • 1 cup chocolate milk
  • 1 banana – sliced
  • 1 “scoop” (about 2 tablespoons) protein power
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Honey to taste
  • Ice as needed
          The Cascadian For a taste of local culture, try this smoothie created with ingredients grown in the Pacific Northwest.
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Cascadian Smoothie Ingredients. // Photo by Garrett Walker
Ingredients:
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The Cascadian // Photo by Garrett Walker
  • 1 cup whole milk 
  • ½ red apple – sliced
  • ½ mixed berries
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/3 cup mixed nuts
  • Ice as needed
  • Garnish with cucumber if desired

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