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See Why This Blueberry Smoothie Bowl Is Ideal For Recovery

Runners, start your blenders!

Tina Rupp
Tina Rupp

The dynamic duo of carbohydrates and protein makes this blender creation an ideal recovery nosh after a spirited run. Tangy kefir is home to a healthy population of gut-friendly probiotics, blueberries are filled with age-avenging antioxidants and hemp seeds add to the nutritional heft with good amounts of protein and megahealthy omega-3 fats.

Blueberry Protein Bowl

SERVES 1

Ingredients
3/4 cup plain kefir
1/4 cup plain or vanilla protein powder of choice
2 Tbsp. hemp seeds (hemp hearts)
1 Tbsp. maple syrup (optional)
1/2 tsp. lemon zest
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 frozen banana, chopped
Garnish options: Chopped dark chocolate, sliced almonds

Directions
Place kefir, protein powder, hemp seeds, maple syrup (if using), lemon zest, cinnamon, blueberries and banana in a blender container in that order, and blend until smooth. Add a little more kefir if needed to help with blending. Place in a bowl, and garnish with chocolate and almonds or other desired toppings.
NUTRITIONAL INFO PER SERVING: 445 CALORIES, 35G PROTEIN, 11G FAT, 54G CARBS, 102MG SODIUM