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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarery View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarery View Post
    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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