I Got My Smoothie

If there is one thing about races, I always look forward to the meal afterwards.  I’m a fan of real food to refuel me afterwards, but we were in such a hurry to get out of our hotel and back home that well…I didn’t get a real meal until almost 8 hours after the race!  Yikes!  It was a day of snacking, which left me feeling more tired than I should have been.

Of course after I finished the Oakland Half Marathon, and the entire way home, even though it was pretty chilly, I wanted a smoothie…SO.BAD.  All I could imagine was a Jamba Juice jumping out onto the freeway to give me what I needed. 

So obviously, I had to make one for breakfast this morning!

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Ok, it looks like sludge but that’s because the only frozen fruit I have are blueberries and cranberries.  I wasn’t in the mood for something super tart so the cranberries sat on the wayside as the blueberries took the front seat. I mixed them with my favorite Vega Chocolate Protein Powder (I’ve heard through the grapevine that people think it’s gross?! What?  If you got it at HLS and don’t like it, SEND IT TO ME!), some USVAB and spinach that I picked out of my Spring Salad mix.  It needed some extra to bulk it up; I wish I had had a frozen banana!

I topped it off with 2/3C Kashi Heart to Heart and 1/3C Kashi Go Lean Crunch (the last of both bags; wah!) and went to work!  Omg so good…I never wanted it to end!

Off to the field for some work…but not before quality time with this cute face…she missed me…enough to wake me up at 5.15 this morning to play because she was in one of her rambunctious moods.

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Crazy cat.

What’s you’re favorite thing to do after a race?  Do you have a favorite restaurant you like to visit to refuel?  What’s your favorite post-race meal?


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5 Responses to I Got My Smoothie

  1. Lindsay and James Cotter says:

    oh I get that way after a race too! I love smooties. SO refreshing and nourishing! Nice job by the way.

  2. eliz@thesweetlife says:

    Smoothies w/ cereal on top are so, so good!

  3. fittingitallin says:

    green monsters and egg sandwiches after long runs or races !I can't believe you waited so long!

  4. kathleen says:

    Yes. I don't like vega. Gasp is horror. Vega is probably fine its really that I don't like stevia. Which is in vega. Grossness. I've tried stevia in liquid form (in a latte) and in powder form (in vega) and both ways are chemically-über-yuckiness. I don't know how people eat it. I'll take my maple syrup, dates, rapadura and fruit thankyouverymih. =)

  5. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) says:

    I love smoothies after races too. LOVE! I can't wait to start making them on a more regular basis.

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