Rebeccah and Laurel Wassner are professional triathletes and Osmo sponsored athletes. They are the founders of AthleteFood.com, the home of strategies and recipes for fueling a multi-sport lifestyle. We asked Rebeccah to share one of her latest recovery smoothie recipes. This is sure to be one of our favorites. Careful….don’t drool on your screen!
Laurel and I just wrapped up our pre-Wildflower Triathlon mini-training camp in New Paltz, New York. For two solid weeks we rode our bikes up and down the Catskill Mountains, ran through the carriage roads of the Mohonk Preserve, and swam miles and miles in the SUNY New Paltz pool. Oh, and we ate. And ate. And ate.
One day we splurged on (well-deserved) maple bacon donuts after a four and a half hour ride, but for the most part we ate healthy, nutrient-packed farmers market meals.
As much as I wanted to improve my running paces and recapture all of my QOMs during this camp, I also devoted time to working on nutrition. My focus over the last few weeks was to up my recovery food game, which has always been a weakness. I’ll get home from a hard workout and start playing with Amy (my two year old daughter) or rush off to walk the dog, in the process missing the all-important 30 minute recovery fuel window. Of course, this leads to fatigue and usually a dehydration headache when it comes time to workout again.
But now I have a plan: I make sure to have my canister of Osmo Protein on the counter when I return home from a workout, ready to be mixed. On days when workouts are piled on top of one another, I mix it with water right into my empty bike bottles and drink it just like that. On days when there’s a little more time to relax, I blend a fruit and protein smoothie bowl like this one made with pitaya.
The naturally sweet pitaya puree pairs well with Honey & Spice protein powder. I’ll sit down with this pretty bowl and let Amy have a few bites while we play.
Check out Rebeccah and Laurel’s blog for more delicious recipes!