Recover Right: Strawberry Mango Shake

Recover Right: Strawberry Mango Shake

I haven’t talked much about it around here, but I have been training for a pretty big event that’s coming up in less than a month.

I’ll be doing the Boise Ironman 70.3 race in early June. It’s a race where you swim 1.2 miles, ride your bike 56, and then run 13.1 miles all in one day. So, the last few weeks have been full of long bike rides, long runs, and plenty of time in the pool as we come into crunch time.

On Friday afternoon, I had a bike ride of 50 miles followed immediately by a 3 mile run, and then Saturday morning I woke up and headed out on a 90 minute run. The ironic thing about endurance training is that when you train really hard, your appetite can decrease immediately afterwards. At times when you need to eat the most, it sometimes just doesn’t sound appealing! I have learned the hard way that skipping a recovery meal is not good and leads to soreness that can mostly be avoided.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic skim milk
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
Read the whole recipe on Test Kitchen Tuesday