03 November 2015 ~ 2 Comments

Piña Colada Smoothie

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For some reason I eat a different smoothie after strength training/weightlifting then I do following endurance training. This is my post strength-training piña colada smoothie. It consists of 8 ounces of pineapple juice, 4 ounces of coconut milk, one banana, handful of ice, a scoop of protein powder, a few tablespoons of flaxseed/wheat germ (I combine them together in advance) and of course several scoops of flaked unsweetened coconut. Mix it using the “milk shake” mode with this blender, otherwise the texture of the ice and coconut gets pulverized.

For endurance training, I usually consume a strawberry/banana/orange smoothie with a handdul of greens stuffed in it. I like this piña colada better, but I just don’t get enough greens, so I feel guilty making the piña colada every time.

2 Responses to “Piña Colada Smoothie”

  1. James Thurber 3 November 2015 at 10:58 pm Permalink

    Sounds great and it’s laced with essential electrolytes – the best kind – from real fruits and grain (not Gatorade).

    My urologist is an avid biker and swears beer is a great replenisher. Last month I was doing a 200 km Brevet and tossed down a large can of pale ale at the 105 mile mark. Did it work? No, it did not. In fact, it knocked me heads over tails. “Never again,” I said. My urologist might be right vis a vis electrolytes but I’m switching to smoothies. Thanks for the tip.

  2. Rando Richard 4 November 2015 at 7:34 pm Permalink

    Alcohol after a workout is pretty typical for many cyclists & endurance athletes, but my religious upbringing has me avoiding it all together! Here’s the recipe for my typical fruit smoothie — I think it is more healthy than the Piña Colada version as it has some greens in it.