Green-colored smoothies don’t have to be icky. In fact, this key lime strides smoothie is so refreshing, you may start imagining yourself soaking in the sunshine and warm breeze of the Florida Keys. Just savor the moment and take it in stride!
Made with coconut milk and real coconut, this recipe will welcome you to the beach with open arms. Plus it’s under 300 calories, made with lime (a great source of vitamin C) and may also remind you of eating pie. Pucker up and enjoy this refreshing smoothie this summer!
Yield: 1 smoothie
Nutrition: 300 calories, 14g protein, 42g carbohydrates
- 1 cup plain coconut milk
- 1 5.3oz cup Chobani® key lime Greek yogurt
- Juice squeezed from half a key lime or regular lime
- 1 Tbsp. shredded coconut
- 1 graham cracker sheet
- 5 drops liquid Stevia (careful, a little goes a long way)
- Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Bonus “take it in stride” training tip:
Just like a dash of fresh lime juice can add some punch to a recipe, strides can add a punch to your running. A stride is simply 15-20 seconds of running at your mile race pace, or roughly 85 to 95% effort. I recommend inserting strides into one or two of your weekly easy runs, either in the middle or at the end of the run. I personally like to add five 20-second strides toward the end of an easy run while my legs are nice and warmed up. Each stride is followed by 20-30 seconds of easy jogging. Strides help keep our legs sharp and tuned for speed by activating some of the fast twitch muscle fibers. Simply put, strides will add a little zest to your running!
This recipe is from the latest book by Swiftwick athlete CJ Hitz titled Smoothies For Runners 2.0: 24 More Proven Smoothie Recipes to Take Your Running Performance to the Next Level, Decrease Your Recovery Time and Allow You to Run Injury-Free. Find it on Amazon!