I'm normally very good with staying hydrated. Due to humid weather and some recent end of the school year (ahem) indulging, I've been a bit dehydrated. Even though the weather was cool and the humidity was down, I was feeling the effects of that yesterday after finishing my long run. Instead of turning toward my usual post-run oatmeal, I found myself craving a cool and creamy green smoothie. Thankfully I had a couple of bananas tucked away in my freezer. What's a smoothie without frozen bananas? I just needed to grab a couple of things at the corner farm market, toss it all in the Vitamix, and I was good to go!
Post-Run Summer Smoothie
1 bag baby spinach, rinsed
1/2 pineapple, cored and cut into chunks
Mango, peeled and cut into chunks
2 frozen bananas
1. Blend spinach, pineapple, and mango in blender* until liquified.
2. Add frozen banana until creamy and smooth. Do not over-blend.
*High-powered blender, such as Vitamix does the job well! If you have a regular blender you may need to add water to get it to blend.
Serves 2. Or one very hungry and dehydrated runner!