Trailblazer Green Smoothie Bowl
UPDATE: Now you can buy the ingredients for this recipe on Jolli, the new meal kit delivery service!
Swim. Bike. Run. Hike?? Do the other triathletes agree that hiking is a great way to build fitness in the early season? We always include one epic hike in our training plans this time of year. If our friends Amy and Rodney lead it, we never fail to end our adventures in the dark.
One thing we've learned is that fueling up properly before hand is a must, just as important as taking a map and compass.
This smoothie bowl makes a perfect pre-hike boost since it’s both thirst-quenching and, with its toppings, hearty. It’s like eating a yogurt bowl with a smoothie for a base instead of yogurt. I'll admit, it took me awhile to warm up to the idea of a smoothie bowl, but now I'm hooked. Enjoy! --Bec
UPDATE: Now you can purchase the ingredients for this smoothie bowl on Jolli, the new meal kit delivery service. Use the code JOLLIATHLETE for $5 off your first order!
Trailblazer Smoothie Bowl
1 banana, quartered and frozen
1 apple, quartered, core sliced out
2 large handfuls of spinach (about 2 packed cups)
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1/4 cup cow or almond milk, plus another 1/4 cup to help blend, if necessary
Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. A Vitamix or other powerful blender will zap through this easily. Standard blenders, like the ones we use, might need up to another ¼ cup of milk to blend the ingredients.
Top with your favorite fresh fruit, seeds, and nuts. Our current favorite combo: sliced banana, hemp seeds, and granola, shown here.