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Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Serves: 1

Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week and have some fun and exciting plans for the upcoming weekend! As most of you know, I am in Arizona this weekend running the P.F. Chang Rock N Roll Marathon. So, in honor of my favorite post run meal, a smoothie 😉 I thought I would invite over the Smoothie Queen herself, Jessie, from Jessie Loves To Run, to show us how to make the “perfect” smoothie!

Just a brief background…Jessie and I ‘met’ last fall via the blogging world. We left comments on one anothers pages, like most do. Then one day Jessie had a post that I felt needed more than just a quick comment, so I decided to email her. Fifty-four (54) emails later (not that I have them all saved or anything ;)), our quick emails have turned into long emails about friends, family and life! We have grown to have a true friendship! If I didn’t know better I would think that we were related since we have so much in common (except for her insane love of football, which, well, I just don’t have! :)) She is a beautiful, patience, kind and inspiring person and I feel truly lucky to have met her! I am excited that you too will be able to share in the joy that she brings via her blog!

So, without any further hesitation, I bring you the gorgeous Jessie!

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Hi Everyone! I’m Jessie, stopping over from Jessie Loves To Run while Sarah is out dominating her full-marathon in Arizona.

Jessie

I am delighted to be writing for Sarah today, as I truly admire her in more ways than one. She not only shares incredible & delicious recipes, but she has a heart of gold. I may not be as skilled in the baking & cooking department as Sarah, but I would like to think I know how to throw together one mean smoothie!

What I love most about smoothies is the endless possibilities. A few key ingredients that I suggest when making the perfect smoothie would be:

  • 1  1/3 cup milk (your choice) or chilled water
  • Frozen Fruit:bananas, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, etc…
  • Protein Powder and/or peanut butter, almond butter
  • Xanthum Gum: Optional, but it gives your smoothie more of an “ice cream” consistency
  • Spinach: Optional: but it sneaks in extra nutrients
  • Ice

One smoothie that I have been enjoying these past couple weeks is my

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Serves: 1

jessies smoothie 1

Fit Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3/4 c frozen blueberries
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 1/3 cup chilled water
  • 1 tsp Xanthum Gum
  • Ice (I usually use 5)

Directions

1. Always start the base of your smoothie with the liquid

2. Add vanilla protein powder and xanthum gum

3. Lastly, add your frozen banana, blueberries and ice

4. Blend until smooth

5. Top with topping of choice: Granola, Cereal, Peanut Butter, etc

6. Enjoy!!!

**If you have time, put it in the freezer for 20 minutes to 1 hour. It makes your smoothie taste even more like a big bowl of healthy ice cream! 🙂 **

And to believe that this is just ONE recipe! Have fun and get creative! try different flavors of protein powders combined with certain fruit, yogurt, or even spices and extracts. If you need any ideas, check out my smoothie tab on my blog.

Before I leave, I want to give a big Thank You to Sarah for allowing me to write this guest post while she is away for a couple of days. Please wish her safe travels getting to Arizona and the best of luck at the race!!!

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THANK YOU Jessie for stopping by and sharing your tips to make the ‘perfect’ smoothie! Also, thank you for your kind words and well wishes!

Please make sure to stop over and visit Jessie on her page! Not only will you find tons of smoothie ideas, but she also shares exercise tips, workouts, inspirational quotes and life stories! She is also the founder of “Thankful Thursday”!! We all have things in our life we are thankful for and this is the place where you can share those things or read about what others are currently thankful for!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I will be sure to give you a full update when I return! 🙂

 

4 Comments
  • I have been on a smoothie tear this winter, even though I am freezing all the time! It's a nice option to change up your breakfast or post workout meal and I agree the possibilities are ENDLESS, which is so much fun to experiment with. THANKS!
    January 18, 2013
  • Sarah - hope you are having fun! THX to Jessie for the recipe! Sounds delish! I am not much for smoothies anymore BUT I love to collect & share recipes & I might get back into them one day. I overdid it when I was younger! :)
    January 18, 2013

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