Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ginger Cookie Smoothie

Ginger Cookie Smoothie
Cals 249, Carbs 24, Fat 4, Protein 35, Sugar 7, Fiber 2

This is a great post-workout smoothie. Similar to my Ginger Cookie Dough Power-Balls, the higher carbs will allow your muscles to absorb and use the protein after your workout. Higher carbs, low-fat/fiber makes for a quick absorption, which is vital after breaking down muscles.  Ginger and molasses are also great for muscle recovery! Molasses is packed full of iron, calcium and potassium!

Because you're blending oats, this smoothie comes with a bit of a strange texture. If you're someone who can't overlook weird textures, I recommend softening the oats before blending them. This is done by mixing the oats with a bit of water and microwaving them until tender. This will resolve the slightly chalky texture. Also, if you're after a creamier texture, add 1/2 cup egg whites/liquid eggs, instead of 1/4 cup. Yum!

1/2 TBSP Molasses
1/4 TSP Powdered Ginger
A few dashes of cinnamon (as always, I use tons!)
1/4 Cup Oats
1/4 Cup Egg Whites
1 Scoop Vanilla Protein
Ice and Water

- Combine ingredients in a blender
- Blend with ice and water
- Drink!

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