WIAW – Post Running Fuel from Whole Foods

WIAW – Post Running Fuel from Whole Foods

Good morning and happy hump day!

It’s crazy how much faster the week goes now that The Love Nugget is in school. Which by the way he is still loving and doing great at 🙂

The hard part about him starting school has been the little wrench it’s thrown in our schedule. Before I was able to go to the gym for Crossfit a few days a week at 8:30. They only offer a few classes each day with the two mornings times being at 5:30 am then 8:30 am. Since The Hubby typically goes to his Crossfit box for the 5:30 am class I was going to the 8:30am class. The evenings just don’t work as we are usually busy and I have to get dinner done etc. Anyway, The Love Nugget’s school starts at 8:45 which means I’m not able to make the 8:30 class. I was planning to go Mon, Wed, or Friday but we’ve had something going on pretty much every day during the 8:30 time slot. So I’ve been doing at home workouts, gym workouts (minus cross fit) and of course, running!

In preparation for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon of course 🙂

If you missed it, I shared with you all how I have the opportunity to run the Nike half in San Francisco with Whole Foods.  An opportunity I couldn’t pass up.

I’ve been very careful about not overdoing it and fueling my body properly before and after my runs.

Yesterday the hubby was home so I took advantage and headed outdoors for an early morning long run.

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Most my longer runs have been on the treadmill just because I haven’t had much time without The Love Nugget lately. It was so enjoyable to be out breathing the cooler morning air, watching the sunrise and just enjoying the beauty around me.

I managed to get in a full 6 miles and felt great the whole time.

As soon as I got home I made sure to stretch then whip up a post run smoothie packed with electrolytes, carbs and protein. The essentials for post workout nutrition.

The day before I picked up some bananas, strawberries, coconut water and a packet of Jay Robb Strawberry Egg White Protein Powder from Whole Foods.

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I’ve always loved strawberry banana milkshakes but haven’t had one in years!  So I decided to recreate a smoothie  that has the same flavors but without the added sugar, and dairy.

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Super easy to throw together since it just had a few ingredients and it was the perfect post run mini meal I needed to refuel after my 6 miles.

Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries (frozen is best)
  • 1 small frozen banana
  • 1 packet or scoop of strawberry protein powder
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 cup coconut water

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend away!
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I enjoyed some other great meals the rest of the day to continue fueling my body for recovery.

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Snack while working at Origins of roasted chicken, roasted veggies and avocado hummus.   Lunch was salmon sushi wrap with fresh heirloom tomato on the side.  Afternoon snack was some homemade fruit juice jello that The Love Nugget and I made along with some unpictured carrots and a hard boiled egg.  Dinner was fish tacos with strawberry jicama salsa in plantain tortillas (recipe coming soon) and a night time snack of a few fresh figs was enjoyed.  So good!

I’m linking up with Jenn for WIAW and you should definitely head over there to check out lots more meals from many wonderful bloggers!

QUESTIONS – 

  • How do you refuel after a workout?  
  • What was your favorite smoothie or milkshake as a kid? 

Disclaimer – Some of the products mentioned in this post were compensated for by Whole Foods Market.  All ideas and opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. Your meals all look delicious, but I cannot wait to try that smoothie 🙂 Definitely going to my drinks pinterest board 🙂

  2. My hubby would love that smoothie! I actually have never been a huge fab of milkshakes or smoothies. I’d always go for the icecream instead! My husband thinks I’m crazy because he’s all about the milkshakes! Glad to hear your little guy is doing so well with preschool!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      I wasn’t really a big shake fan growing up either but have always loved smoothies!

  3. how is that protein powder? I’ve seen it before and always wanted to try it.

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      It’s a little sweeter than I typically like. I’m still enjoying my About Time Protein but thought I’d give this a try since they are pretty clean too.

  4. Plantain tortillas?! Yes please! I am loving coconut water post-runs – so great for recovery and very refreshing. It sounds like you are handling the schedule change really well. I’m not sure if this is an option but have you looked into carpooling with other parents on some days? Carpool for CrossFit 🙂

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      The recipe is from Zenbelly. They were good but my plantains were so ripe that they were quite sweet. More pancake than tortilla. My cross fit box is literally 1 min away from my house but 7 min from my sons school. They don’t open the door for him until 8:45 and class starts at 8:30 at the box. No late arrivals to class and no early arrivals for him at school 🙁 I might end up taking a break anyways because my back is still bothering me so I’m basically paying for something I can’t use right now. And we all know Crossfit’s not cheap 😉

  5. Ohhh that protein shake sounds yummy! I love Jay Robb’s protein powder. I used to get his whey protein but I haven’t had it in awhile!

  6. oh man, i need all this. Why don’t we live closer? I’d stop in for a bite! hehe