Blueberry Sunrise Smoothie

>> Thursday, August 26, 2010

Good morning. It's been a week or so since I started my day with a smoothie. I've been sneaking in some extra morning jogs in my Vibrams (2 or 3 miles at most) to get my body used to my new work (and, therefore MORNING running) schedule. Being back in the Vibrams feels great. I've missed the freedom they give me. I certainly don't miss the pain, though. (Those of you who are new might not know that I ran 17 miles in them -- in the course of a 40+ mile barefoot running week -- a little cocky, am I right?) For now, I'm sticking to runs shorter than 5 miles. I'll keep this up a couple times a week . . . and then see where I am in a couple months.

If you'd like to catch up on our (ever-increasing) Vibrams experiences, here are some posts:

Those Funny 5-Fingered Shoes
Stephen's Experience
Making the Switch: Stephen's Perspective
Vibrams and POM-Peach Smoothies
Long Runs, Blueberries, and Injuries

Enough about the finger shoes for now. This smoothie combines two foods from the NYT's "11 Best Foods You Aren't Eating" list: Blueberries and cinnamon.

A couple weeks ago, I excitedly shared with you yet another blueberry smoothie recipe made with Greek yogurt. An anonymous commenter made sure we knew that adding dairy to blueberries negates their anti-inflammatory powers. I'm no dietitian (sorry!), so if you want to get this same benefit . . . this smoothie might be your better bet.

Oh, yeah. There's a serving of peas in there, too. I usually only use peas to ice my injuries . . . but I'm sure the work they do on the INSIDE is just as good.


What you'll need . . .
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Method . . .
  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Add in more milk to achieve your desired consistency.
  3. Enjoy.
Blueberries and cinnamon might also have the power to help calm your skin. Did you know that? I sure didn't until I read this article. My skin's been raging worse than a 13-year-old's lately . . . so, looks like the purple-stained teeth are here to stay for a while.

And one last thing this morning: I'm SO HAPPY you all enjoyed our junk food post yesterday afternoon. We were thrilled to receive Carla's question in our inbox because we knew we felt the same way (wondering if other health bloggers/readers out there ever dip into vending machines, etc.). If you haven't checked it out yet, go read why, at least for me, it isn't all coconut water, celery sticks, and sugarless cookies. Why I don't sweat the sweet stuff.

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