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Simplify Your Smoothie Routine With This Genius Trick

The blended bevvies are all the rage, but there's an abbreviated version that's just as wonderful post-run.

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Smoothie pop

In theory, coming home after a run and making a healthy recovery smoothie should be easy, right? Running short on time and not having the right ingredients in the fridge are two reasons why making a smoothie at home isn’t always so simple. A third and more expensive reason is that stopping at the local smoothie bar is quick when you are too hot and too hungry after a run to wait any longer for sustenance.

However, this doesn’t have to be complicated. With just a little bit of planning you can have a refreshing, healthful and affordable post-run treat without spending lots of time cleaning a blender or chopping ingredients.

On a day when you know you have enough time to make a smoothie, make an extra large. Drink 8-10 ounces of your smoothie immediately, and then pour the remaining mixture into Popsicle molds. Make four popsicles and you just made 5 days worth of recovery fuel!

This cherry-limeade recipe below will make approximately one 8-10-ounce smoothie and four 3-ounce popsicles.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup raw baby spinach
  • 8 ounces frozen dark cherries
  • ½ banana
  • juice of one lime

Directions:

Blend ingredients until completely smooth. Pour 8-10 ounces in a glass and drink. Divide the remaining portions into four popsicle molds. Place popsicle molds in the freezer overnight.

If you add ½ cup of plain greek yogurt to this recipe you’ll get more protein and a bigger smoothie to drink!