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Pumping Some Green Protein



9:30 to 10:30 Monday to Friday I work out. I look forward to it like one might anticipate a dinner date or night out with friends. I do weights, I run, and I play around with all that falls in between. I have a long way to go, but it makes me happy, and just this week I found a muscle! That alone is worth writing a post about.

When I get home I become zombie like. I need to eat, I need to drink, my trainer has mentioned something about the benefits of protein post work outs. I mindlessly throw everything into the blender, 1 minute later I sit in my chair, staring into space, and joyfully sipping a giant glass of goodness. Bring on tomorrows session!

Pumping Some Green Protein

1 (150g) frozen banana

1 (150g) frozen mango

1 bunch pak choy

1 tablespoon almonds or almond butter or tahini

1 tablespoon chia seeds – optional

1 cup water

Throw into your blender, blend, enjoy!


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Renee Young March 1, 2013 - 11:45 am

Great post trainer drink. Amino acids and glutamine are the best for muscle repair, they are best taken with some glycogen (sugar carb source) so bananas/dates/honey are great. Chia seeds are great after exercise..
I’d recommend replacing water with a protein like yoghurt/milk/protein powder and adding a teaspoon of glutamine powder (helps muscle soreness)
If its too heavy(makes u full) you could cut banana/mango in half or replace mango with berries which are not so filling 🙂
Ps.. I noticed your muscles this week, keep it up babe

bianca March 1, 2013 - 7:14 pm

Thank you Renee, I’m glad you like it! People could of course add their protein powder of choice. I personally wouldn’t use dairy in the smoothies. I wanted to keep the smoothie as a simple all rounder for those who do and dont work out. As with all my recipes, treat this as a base, modify and make it your own. Your knowledge in this field is vast and greatly appreciated. Thank you for sharing your tips.

Summer March 3, 2013 - 3:59 am

Thanks for the tip. Could u just drink it to drink it and not neccessarily before working out?

bianca March 3, 2013 - 4:20 am

Absolutely! Drink it any time that works for you. It is delicious and full of goodness, I just happen to have mine after my workout. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, let me know how you go with it.

Katy Potaty March 3, 2013 - 6:47 am

Mmmm, this sounds like such a simple shake to start the day with, without having to keep all sorts of fancy ingredients in the fridge!

bianca March 3, 2013 - 8:17 am

Hi Katy,
My intentions for the blog are to primarily focus on readily available inexpensive ingredients and to keep things simple and real. I appreciate your feedback and I’m pleased to know that this approach appeals to others.
Many, many thanks!


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