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Old 06-21-08, 03:33 PM   #1
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Post ride Summer smoothie!

This always does the trick for me after a nice Summer ride.
  • 1/2 of a whole ripe cantaloupe or honeydew melon
  • 1 scoop of Cytosport Complete Whey Protein, vanilla flavor
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 cup of ice

Anyone have any post ride smoothies they would like to share?
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Sure,

-Cup of OJ
-scoop of whey protein powder (I use Whole Foods brand)
-Some vanilla non-fat yogurt
-banana
-cup of frozen berries (usually blue berries)
-1/4 teaspoon of matcha powder

I like to freeze it with frozen berries instead of adding ice. Matcha is a green tea powder that adds anti-oxidants and some caffeine.
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Old 06-21-08, 05:23 PM   #3
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What flavour whey protein do you use for your smoothies? Vanilla?

I've always purchased chocolate, but my current one is almost empty. Wondering if i should go the 'other' route this time

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What flavour whey protein do you use for your smoothies? Vanilla?

I've always purchased chocolate, but my current one is almost empty. Wondering if i should go the 'other' route this time
I always buy Vanilla. I think it goes better with fruit. Vanilla in orange juice give a creamsickle like flavor, but the berries usually cover it up anyway.
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Usually a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice is plenty to fill me over. Sometimes i'll blend fresh strawberries. and if i'm feeling rich also some blackberries, blueberries, rasberries and i top it off with a scoop of honey. I also don't freeze the fruit, i find frozen fruit lacks the POW factor of taste that fresh fruit has. if i want it cold i'll just blend some ice with the mixture.
Good stuff.
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I fancy myself the smoothie king-- always trying to come up with something different and wonderful.

My most basic smoothie probably isn't too far off the beaten path of normal experience for people here:

1 banana
Large handful of frozen strawberries
Small handful of frozen blueberries
Two tablespoons of vanilla lowfat yogurt
Healthy dash of grapefruit juice
Dash of pomegranate/blueberry juice
And when I've really earned it-- a scoop or two of Endurox

Now to make it interesting...

Taper back on some of the strawberries and blueberries and substitute a half a can of peaches, mango or apricots (apricots provide a delectable richness). On hotter days, I'll opt for the refreshing properties of a small can of pineapple instead.

I've added peanut butter to my smoothies-- surprisingly good. And whenever possible, I'll take what's left in my coffee pot (usually a quarter to a half a cup), and add that.

A tablespoon of instant coco can be nice depending on what else is going on in the blender.

Until recently, I was fond of (only occasionally) adding a bit of rum to my smoothies, but I've become so much more committed to this hobby as a sport that I've stricken alcohol from my life altogether. Still though-- a post-ride endorphin buzz can be seriously enhanced by a good rum smoothie!
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I have been drinking smoothies for breakfast. My latest thing is to add more vegetables to the fruit mixture. The green leafy mostly. I have tried Romaine lettuce, Bok choy, Mustard greens, Spinach, and even Cucumbers (pealed).

Raw fruit, raw vegetables, a great combination. Some of these green leafy vegetables have more potassium than the banana. Green leafy, I think is cheaper than bananas.

If you go to Costco, you might find a 3 pound container of dates that are pitted. Problem is that 3 lbs of dates is a whole lot of dates.

I like the web site http://www.nutritiondata.com/

It has a lot of information about the types of foods and its ratings. There's even an inflamation factor.

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Try this one (though I think lots of people know about it):

- 4 or 5 strawberries,
- 1 or 1.5 bananas, sliced
- Cup of ice
- Whole or 2% milk
- Scoop of vanilla ice cream or yogurt
- Sugar (amount is adjustable; I usually put a lot)
- Optional: A scoop of Whey Protein or recovery powder of your choice

Place items in a blender, put it in blend mode and enjoy.
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pretty much same as everyone

-1scoop ON gold standard protein
-1 scoop sorbet, usually orange
-bananas, berries or any other fruit i have
-ice
-orange pineapple juice.

i usually drink it right after while im preparing a meal which i eat right after. somtimes i will make 2 shakes one to drink while i prepare a meal and one to drink with the meal.
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1 cup frozen berries
1 cup cold water
1 scoop vanilla whey protein
1 packet stevia
1 T flax oil

All in blender until you don't see full seeds.
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about 10 frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blackberries
1 cup activia strawberry yogurt
1 frozen banana
orange juice up to about 2/3 of goodies
sometimes a squirt of orange honey

I usually enjoy for breakfast before my morning ride.
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What flavour whey protein do you use for your smoothies? Vanilla?
I always buy vanilla, because I can always add another flavor (like chocolate syrup) to it if I want
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Au naturale.

I stay away from powdered stuff. Even smoothies have a "wrongness" to it. Fruits and veggies I think are meant to be eaten, not drink.

don't get me wrong, I still drink smoothies. Tasty, efficient way to mix fruits with mineral rich green leafy veggies.
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