Post-Run Smoothie

Today I’m off to run the Nairn Half Marathon.  13 miles is a distance I’ve done a few times now but I always feel a little nervous about running in events beside real runners.  I still feel like an impostor runner, for some reason.  Why is that???   I mean I move at a pace considerably faster than a walk. I sweat.  I pant.  I even make my own recovery smoothies, for Goodness’ sake!  So why don’t I feel like a proper ‘runner’?

I don’t know.  What I do know is that this is my favourite post-run smoothie and I’ll be having one today.

Post-Run Smoothie

(very rough amounts)

1 banana

250ml milk

50ml yogurt

1 tblspn peanut butter

1 heaped tblspn rolled oats

1 tspn honey

  • Whizz all ingredients together in a blender or with a hand-blender.
  • That’s it.

13 thoughts on “Post-Run Smoothie

  1. Perfect ! You’ve made an Elvis sandwich in a glass , and without the bacon which always seemed uneccesary . This should have you ready to run an extra marathon tomorrow !
    I’m full of admiration and wish you a fun day’s running .

  2. Honey, I think if you are running 13 miles at a whack, you are a proper runner! You are no imposter!! I love smoothies for breakfast. My usual is plain yogurt, orange juice, banana, blueberries or whatever I have on hand, and a Tbsp of ground flaxseed. I am going to have to try this one. I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches and your recipe would save me the bread calories! Hope you did well on your run!!

  3. I forgot to add that I am on a cholesterol lowering diet (super boring!) for a while and I’m not a big fan of oatmeal. Your smoothie recipe is a great way to add it to my diet. I never thought of adding oatmeal to a smoothie. Thanks!!

  4. That looks very good indeed. I might have to put some jogging trousers on and pretend that’s why I’m drinking it. But, to paraphrase Lawrence Block ‘I occasionally think that jogging might be good for me. I take 2 aspirin and lie down in a darkened room until the feeling passes’. So I can’t imagine what 13 miles feels like. Full of admiration for you tho and I’m sure you fit the criteria of a ‘real runner’ perfectly.

  5. I have just discovered Your blog and the amazing recipe for this smoothie :) I just want to ask what kind of peanut butter You add? Sweet or salty?

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