Make a Power Smoothie

Reward yourself post-workout with a creamy, nutrition-packed concoction.

Smoothies

"Mmm, power!"     Photo: Mitch Altman/Flickr

A creamy (oooh!), chocolatey (aaahh!), treat-yourself snack packing the perfect RECOVERY RATIOS of protein, fiber, and heart-healthy fat—because you earned it (yes, I did!): 1 banana; 2 tbsp natural peanut butter; 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa; 1 cup fat-free milk; 3/4 cup ice; 1 tbsp honey; 2 tbsp flaxseed, ground; 2 tbsp wheat germ, ground. Blend until smooth; makes two servings. 402 calories, 49 g carbs, 18 g protein, 19 g fat, 14 g fiber.

Find more recipes in 5 Essentials for a Winning Life, by correspondent Chris Carmichael, founder of Carmichael Training Systems.

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