Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sidelined? Smoothies to the rescue!

Just like my beloved Ravens I too have been sidelined all week.  I have whatever the current nasty-cold-knock-you-upside-the-head-virus that is going around.   This swimmer hasn't been able to swim or anything!  In honor of the end of the Ravens season I present to you a Ravens-berry Smoothie!  This is loaded with antioxidants from the berries, potassium from the banana, protein from milk and whey powder.  It has a great berry flavor with a hint of chocolate in the background.  You don't actually taste the banana for you non-banana folks.  No need for filler ice cubes here, frozen berries will keep this nice and frosty.  In the summer this is a nice cook drink.  All year round it works as a fabulous recovery meal.  Yes this is definitely a meal!  I usually eat my smoothie with a spoon.  Let me know how you like it!
(As you can tell it is the off season and I don't have many events to talk about so instead I present food.)

You will need:

  • A blender
  • 1 ripe banana per person
  • 2 scoops of chocolate whey protein powder per person
  • about 1/4 cup each of frozen raspberries, blackberries, blueberries
  • Vanilla soy milk

Ingredients!  You don't have to buy the berries separately.
A pre-mixed berry medley bag will do as well.

1 banana per person and 2 scoops of protein powder per person

Add no more than 1/4 cup of vanilla soy milk so that everything blends nicely

Banana, vanilla soy milk, chocolate protein powder blended

Add your berries! About 1/4 cup per berries or 3/4 to a cup of a berry medley.
Add another 1/4 cup or so of milk so your blender doesn't get stuck!


All done! I like my smoothie thick but if you like yours thinner than add more milk

Pour into a cold glass and Enjoy!!
Not a berry smoothie fan? No problem the No Meat Athlete has a great read on creating your own smoothie.


  1. Sure! Remind me next time you are coming over so I am sure to have bananas!