Protein Shake Sans Protein Powder!

By Marissa Bognanno, Professional Chef & Zumba Instructor, & Author 

This happens every spring. I get all fitness and health conscious and say to myself, “I WILL BE FIT!”  I keep track of my meals, read Self and make sure to do interval training. It all lasts for about two months until summer rolls around. Then we’re grilling, eating fruit pies, going out for ice cream sundaes, snacking on chips at the beach and the healthiness takes a back seat. This year I pledge to not let that happen though, and to continue the mindfulness towards good choices throughout the summer. Who’s with me? Let’s start this delicious detox with a post workout shake.

Why it’s good for you: Kiwis are rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants, vitamin C for immunity, vitamin E for your skin, folate for pregnant women (for future reference) and dietary fiber for good digestion. Bananas provide lots of potassium which can reduce blood pressure and keep your heart healthy. Plus, the calcium in the yogurt and milk is important for bone health. All this needs is some protein powder and it’s a meal!

Post Workout Shake
(makes 2 servings)
1 banana
1 kiwi
1/4 cup skim or soy milk
1 container fat free yogurt (about 1/2 cup)
1 tsp honey 
Blend all ingredients together. Add an ice cube if you like it nice and cold. 

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