Ok, so the title might be a little bit of hyperbole/subject to personal opinion, but this past week I came up with this delicious new smoothie that I have been having before I train. As you guys probably know, I am making a conscious effort to eat less dairy, with my only source being a 16oz Greek yogurt per day.
This has made my choice of smoothies more limited as I no longer personally use cottage cheese as my base. I do want to say that I don’t think some cottage cheese consumption here and there is a problem, it is just something I am trying, at least for a while.
This is a pre-training smoothie, consumed about 1.5 hours before I train, so it isn’t too large either. Without further ado:
Apple Cinnamon with a Hint of Vanilla
- 1 gala apple, cored and sliced
- ~6oz unsweetened vanilla or original almond (or hemp) milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tbsp milled flax seed
- 2 tbsp almonds and pecans
- cinnamon to taste
Blend it all together and enjoy!
Like I said, I use it pre-training, but it is an any-time snack. If you a guy looking to pack on some serious size, this probably isn’t the smoothie for you, I have tons of other recipes for that situation. If you are someone looking to get or stay lean, or eating to optimize your health, this is a perfect and delicious option.
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