Fight Fuel: Coconut Smoothie

Fight Fuel: Coconut Smoothie
June 14, 2016 EverybodyFights

Fight Fuel: Coconut Smoothie

Coconut Smoothie

Coconut Smoothie – Are you struggling to re-fuel after workouts? Are you trying to save dolla dolla bills (y’all) by resisting the temptation of $10 smoothies from the juice bar? Here is a protein-packed, post-workout smoothie that solves both of those problems.

Protein from plain Greek yogurt and potassium from one whole banana makes for the perfect post-workout fight fuel. If you are lactose intolerant — or like to avoid dairy — sub in non-dairy yogurt or non-dairy milk with a half scoop of protein powder. Other perks: This smoothie is naturally sweetened with dates and can easily be made into a chocolate smoothie. Just add 1 Tbsp of raw cacao powder or 1 Tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder.

Creamy Coconut Banana Smoothie

(servings: 2)

Ingredients:

2 frozen bananas

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

2 Tbsp nut butter

2 dates

1 cup plain coconut water

2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes for garnish

Coconut Smoothie

Directions

  1. If your dates are not soft, let them soak in water for 30-60 minutes. This will make them easier to blend.
  2. Add every ingredient to the blender except the coconut flakes. Blend until creamy and smooth.
  3. Serve immediately with coconut flakes on top. If consuming the smoothie after a workout, store it in the fridge for up to 12 hours. You can also the freeze the smoothie and let it defrost while working out.

This smoothie also makes for a great breakfast. Consider adding ¼ cup of gluten-free oats to add some whole grains.

Emily is the fitness instructor and recipe developer behind Stay Healthy, Stay Happy. She teaches a variety of classes including yoga, Zumba and boxing. You can also catch her for a how-to food demo from time to time. At the EBF, you’ll find her teaching BAGFIIT Beats with a dance-oriented flare and BODYFIIT 360, a challenging combination of yoga, suspension and weight-training.

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