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Fueling Our Healthy Pace: Post-Run Smoothie Recipe

By Hilliary Meisner on 06/13/2016 | Featured Columns & Series

Treating our bodies well and fueling our healthy pace is a year-round commitment and one I like to take seriously. At Girls on the Run, we learn that there are many choices we have to make in a day. Fueling my body with nutritious food is one decision I try to make on a daily basis. I love giving my body foods that are good for it in order to help keep me healthy and happy but just because I choose to eat nutritious foods doesn’t mean I want to sacrifice taste! That’s where this smoothie comes in to play.   

This smoothie is packed with simple but delicious ingredients that will have your taste buds thinking you are sipping on a chocolate milk shake! I love to enjoy this simple smoothie post-run to help my body recover! The peanut butter in this smoothie will give you a good dose of protein and healthy fats and you will get a healthy boost of carbs from the banana. I love adding chia seeds to my smoothie to help thicken them up (plus they are loaded with Omega – 3’s), but you can omit if you like. Finally, cocoa powder and chocolate almond milk help give the smoothie is decadent flare! Try it today, I swear this will become your new favorite post-run treat! Enjoy!


Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie with Chia Seeds

From Brunch N'Cupcakes 

Serves 2 



2 small frozen bananas  

2 cups chocolate almond milk 

1 tablespoon peanut butter (almond butter would work too) 

¼ cup your favorite vanilla yogurt (I like vanilla coconut yogurt–So delicious, vanilla Greek yogurt would be delicious too) 

1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tablespoon chia seeds  

Hilliary Meisner


Hilliary Meisner is a former ballerina turned runner.  She traded in her point shoes and tutu 6 years ago for running shoes and hasn't stopped running since.   Hilliary is the writer, recipe developer and photographer behind the food blog Brunch N'Cupcakes, which she started as a creative outlet and way to share healthy recipes with family and friends.  Hilliary has served as a coach for Girls on the Run Twin Cities, MN, and has also run as a Girls on the Run Solemate.  When Hilliary is not busy running or making a mess in the kitchen she loves spending time with her husband and family, hiking, brunching and hunting for the best Red Velvet cupcake in Minneapolis!  

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