Chocolate Peanut Butter-Banana Protein Smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

During our early-morning run through the tree-laden, shady paths of Prospect Park last week, Ashley and I happened upon the topic of smoothies.

As you can probably gather on your own, this is not a preposterous or surprising occurrence. Think about it: two healthy living bloggers and runners who schedule workouts together on an almost weekly basis. The topic of smoothies is almost inevitable. In fact, I'd say there's about a 75% chance it will come up. But I digress.

Banana Peach Protein Smoothie

Banana Peach Protein Smoothie

One of my favorite things about summer is all of the in-season, fresh fruit you can find at the grocery store.

And sure, it's great for eating all on its own — few things are greater than sinking your teeth  right into a juicy, bright red slice of watermelon or popping a sweet, succulent strawberry right into your mouth — but personally, my favorite thing about fresh summer fruit is turning it into smoothies.

Banana-Berry Protein Smoothie Recipe

banana-berry-protein-smoothie I am almost always on the hunt for new sources of protein, and especially kinds that, a) you can easily take on the go and b) don't come along with a whole bunch of added sugar. So when I was offered the opportunity to test out some of the new protein products from About Time, I was excited to find out that they meet these two very important requirements.

Coconut-Tangerine Kale Smoothie

When I made my vow to give up oatmeal for breakfast last week, I was forced to come up with a healthy replacement for my morning meal. Oatmeal was what I ate for breakfast everyday. And since I'm usually out the door by 6AM, I had packing it for on-the-go down to a science. So, I wondered, what else could I possibly pack with me that would be just as tasty, wholesome, and satisfying?

Then it came to me! A SMOOTHIE! I love smoothies. They're so easy to make and, if concocted with the right ingredients, full of essential vitamins and minerals that help keep you focused and energized in the morning.