I’m 25 days away from the Big Sur Marathon and my long runs are in full swing. I ran 16 miles yesterday and while it felt amazing, I knew that my body would be craving the calories, sugars, salts, proteins and carbs it would need to refuel. So I whipped together an easy and satisfying shake with an Australian twist.
By the way, the day was beautiful which probably helped to make the run feel so good.
I started with 4 simple ingredients. Almond milk, peanut butter, banana and Milo.
So what is Milo? It’s an Australian chocolate drink that has added vitamins and protein. I can only find it in Australia so hence the extremely large container we brought back from our recent trip there. A good substitute for this is a simple chocolate drink mix like Ovaltine.
- 8oz Almond milk
- 1 Tablespoon Natural Peanut Butter
- 1 Banana
- 2 Tablespoons Milo (can substitute Ovaltine)
- Couple handfuls of ice
Place all the ingredients in the blender and wa la! A yummy post long run tasty treat.
I was so excited to drink it that I took a big sip before I was able to snap a picture.
This is a pretty nutrient dense drink aka higher in calories so I would not drink this on a day where I didn’t do a big workout.
As to my long run yesterday, I really enjoyed the scenery.
This is one of my all time favorite paths which crosses water on both sides.
I ran past a friend’s house who was so nice to put out water for me to drink along with an inspirational note. Thanks Patti!