Fig Newton {Hills} Smoothie with 26.2 Grams of protein

Fig Newton Smoothie

Fig Newton Smoothie

This post is sponsored by Stonyfield as part of my participation on Team Stonyfield. I was compensated for this post, however the opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

It's no secret that the Newton Hills are the toughest section of the Boston Marathon. After running mostly down hill for the first 16 miles of the marathon, runners are in for a rude awakening when they hit the hills in Newton. It will take a lot of energy and mental strength to power through those tough hills, which is why I am "embracing the hill" in all my long runs. Now that I'm into the middle of the hardest part of my training, I'm paying special attention to my fueling, making sure that every meal and snack packs a nutritional punch that will keep me training strong until race day.

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I've been fueling post run with this Fig Smoothie. Figs are high in magnesium, potassium and calcium, essential minerals for runners (and non-runners alike). Including them in your smoothie is a great way to ensure you're getting the electrolytes your body needs post-run. With the addition of Stonyfield Greek Vanilla Yogurt the smoothie also provides the body with protein necessary to repair tired muscles after a long hilly run.

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Fig Newton Smoothie

Fig Newton Smoothie

Fig Newton Smoothie

Fig Newton Smoothie

Fig Newton {Hills} Smoothie

1 5.3 oz. cup Stonyfield Greek Yogurt (12 grams of protein)

9 dried figs chopped (1 gram of protein)

2 Tbs. steel cut oats (2 grams of protein)

2 Tbs. protein powder (8 grams of protein)

2 tsp. honey (.2 grams of protein)

1/4 cup Stonyfield Whole Milk (2 grams of protein)

dash of cinnamon

3-4 ice cubes

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Fig Newton Smoothie

Fig Newton Smoothie

Combine ingredients in blender and pulse until thoroughly mixed. Enjoy!


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