by Carrie Adams

Mount Whitney

Hey Spartan nation… who’s heading to California this weekend to race?  Did you know that California’s Mount Whitney measures as the highest peak in the lower 48 states? Its most famous climb is Mount Whitney Trail to the 14,495 feet summit?  That sounds like a fun weekend training hike…

In honor of the California Spartan race, I’ve concocted a delicious energy-boosting smoothie inspired by “The Land of Milk and Honey.”  For all you Spartans out there running this weekend, make sure you fuel up before you head out and destroy the course.  With hearty oats, healthy fats, protein and carbs, this balanced drink is just what a Spartan needs before a race.

So-Cal Spartan Smoothie Recipe

1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt

3/4 cup fiber-rich rolled oats

1 tablespoon flaxseed

1 cup of milk

1 tablespoon honey

1 banana

1 large carrot

1 tablespoon peanut butter

1 – 2 scoops whey protein powder

Ice

Put all ingredients in a blender on chop, then pulse, until desired consistency.  Enjoy!

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