Pine-ana Reboot Smoothie

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This is a fabulous post-workout smoothie or a fantastic snack to help reboot you in the middle of a long afternoon. It’s hydrating and refreshing and a great source of potassium which helps to restore fluid balance and prevent muscle cramps while aiding in muscle contraction.  You also get a dose of vitamin C, as well as a carb and protein combo to help repair muscles and tissues and aid in recovery.  This combo also boosts your energy to kick your afternoon into high gear. The ginger adds a delicious kick and is known to help ease digestion.

Note: The level of sweetness people prefer varies a good deal. If you make this smoothie and want it slightly sweeter, add a few extra tablespoons of frozen pineapple or a teaspoon of honey or some stevia.  We also adore ginger so we add extra, the calories are negligible.

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 6 large ice cubes
  • 6 ounces nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup frozen pineapple tidbits (Trader Joe’s has great ones)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger*

*NOTE: We actually just add in about 1/2 inch chunk of ginger without grating it first, which makes this very easy.  However,  if you don’t know if you’re a fan of ginger, start with the recommended grated amount and then from there you can use less or more without grating or measuring in the future).

Directions

Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Info per serving (not including optional honey or stevia): 1 Serving: 115 calories, <0.5 grams fat, 70 mg sodium 22 g carbohydrate, 7 g protein, 1.5 g fiber, 15 g sugar

Per serving if you’re looking for a light meal or a larger snack have both servings for 232 calories, 1 g fat, 141 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 14 g protein, 3 g fiber, 30 g sugar

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Pine-ana Reboot Smoothie
 
Nutrition Info per serving (not including optional honey or stevia): 1 Serving: 115 calories, <0.5 grams fat, 70 mg sodium 22 g carbohydrate, 7 g protein, 1.5 g fiber, 15 g sugar Per serving if you're looking for a light meal or a larger snack have both servings for 232 calories, 1 g fat, 141 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 14 g protein, 3 g fiber, 30 g sugar
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 6 large ice cubes
  • 6 ounces nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup frozen pineapple tidbits (Trader Joe’s has great ones)
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger*
  • *NOTE: We actually just add in about ½ inch chunk of ginger without grating it first, which makes this very easy.  However,  if you don’t know if you’re a fan of ginger, start with the recommended grated amount and then from there you can use less or more without grating or measuring in the future).
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

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