11 March 2012

Blueberry Power Smoothie

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My favorite iPhone running app is without a doubt Runmeter.  Not only does it integrate with Dailymile, but followers can send you messages that will be "read" as encouragement during a run.  It also uses the phone's GPS to create a map of the run, clock distance, and give you updates on your pace. 

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During my last run, which is a 5K circuit, I noticed something amazing, something absolutely spectacular!

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Apparently my pace has drastically improved overnight to an average 5:58/minute mile.  It must be my Blueberry Power Smoothie

Go me!

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But then I snapped back to reality and recalled hearing on the news that Earth is experienced a massive solar flare late last week that is disrupting some radio and GPS systems.  As a result my normally coherent run map looks like a drawing from a two year old playing with a Magna Doodle. 

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So it appears that I may not be quite as fast as I thought it was.  I am still going to enjoy my after-run Blueberry Power Smoothie.

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Shopping List:
  • 1 cup wild blueberries, frozen
  • peel of one orange
  • one orange, juiced
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 4 Tbsp vanilla whey protein powder
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • Aprox. 1/4 cup coconut water to thin
The Method:

Combine all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.  Use coconut water to loosen the mixture, a little more if the blender is having a difficult time processing the blueberries.  Top with blueberries and orange peel as a garnish.

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