With Summer officially in full swing, the temps are definitely incredibly high even in the morning, so my post run meals have to be refreshing. I definitely focus on lighter choices, especially for breakfast. In the winter, oatmeal tends to be my go-to meal, but I really can not even handle having it right now – it is way too hot and heavy (and not in a good way ). Rather than the oats, I have been enjoying lots of yummy smoothies after my morning workouts. I’ve been sticking to some pretty standard fruit smoothie options, but I made one yesterday that I definitely want to share with you all!
I was making my smoothie yesterday morning, and noticed that I had some extra coffee left over that was going to go to waste if I didn’t use it. So I decided to put it in the blender and give it a go. Might as well try something new, right? Well it turned out great, and I definitely will be adding this to my smoothie list!
Here is what goes in it:
All you have to do is blend it together, and then you have a nice smoothie to perk up your day. If you are looking for a thicker smoothie, reduce the milk to 1/4 cup. I liked the consistency being a little bit thinner – peanut butter smoothies are hard to drink when they are super thick. And the best part? This should keep you nice and full for your morning, so you won’t need to snack on junk. The smoothie rounds out at around 550 calories. Seems like a win-win to me! (if you want to reduce the calories, reduce the peanut butter).
As for the cinnamon? It is my spice of choice! I have been putting it in everything lately – smoothies, oatmeal, coffee, banana bread – what’s not to love?!
Do you alter what you eat at all during the summer? What about smoothies? Yay or Nay?