08 Feb

LA Marathon 5K Smoothie

This recipe appeared in TJT: LA Marathon 5K Smoothie on 08 Feb 2011

LA Marathon 5K SmoothieNote: Ingredients listed in order of addition to blender jar
1–1/2 to 2 cups frozen fruit (we use one frozen sliced–up banana plus TJ’s frozen Fancy Berry Medley)
2 tablespoons TJ’s Almond Butter (raw, unsalted—smooth or creamy)
1 tablespoon TJ’s Ground Flax with Blueberries
1 scoop of French Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
Almond milk, vanilla flavor–unsweetened (TJ’s now carries fresh almond milk in the dairy section and also boxed, shelf–stable varieties)
Optional: flax oil, green powder or fresh greens, fresh fruit or mint leaves for garnish
Place first four ingredients in blender jar, keeping the above mentioned tips in mind.

Pour enough almond milk in to just cover the ingredients; pulse until big chunks of frozen fruit have broken down into uniformly–sized small pieces.

Add more almond milk; switch to smoothie mode and blend until desired consistency is achieved. Note: If you prefer a thick smoothie, add less almond milk. A thinner consistency will require more liquid. Add it in small pours so you don’t end up with a runny smoothie.

Pour into serving glasses and garnish with fruit or mint leaves. Don’t forget to use a straw to avoid smoothie mustaches!

WI wine recommendation: Well, obviously, we won’t be recommending a wine to go with a smoothie, but we can certainly recommend drinking champagne once your favorite runner crosses the finish line of whatever race he or she is participating in!

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