“Summer Smoothie Marathon”: #4) Post-Workout Smoothie

We’re really excited for Smoothie #4 in our “Summer Smoothie Marathon”, our healthy & delicious “Post-Workout Smoothie”! This smoothie blend is the follow-up to our “Pre-Workout Smoothie” we featured yesterday, but it’s pretty amazing in it’s own rite; it jumpstarts muscle recovery, and helps to restore your electrolyte balance after the rigors of a challenging workout. Plus, check out this nutritional info: 22.6 grams of protein per serving, 32% of your DV of fiber, and 19% of your daily recommended intake of calcium! You’re gonna wanna down this bad boy within an hour or 2 of working out, to get the maximum absorption needed for recovery. After you give this smoothie a try, leave a rating & comment below, because we know you’ll enjoy it! Happy Cooking. – Tasty25 Staff

 

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CALORIE COUNT: 531 Calories Per ServingSERVING SIZE: 1-2 Adults

 

What you need:

1 Tbsp. Cinnamon

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter

1 Cup Chopped Bananas

1/2 Cup Plain Yogurt (Low Fat)

1/2 Cup Milk (Low Fat) (Skim, Soy, Rice, or Almond)

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 3 minutes; Servings: 1-2)

  1. Place all ingredients into container of electric blender; Blend on high until smooth.

  2. Serve immediately. (Smoothie will become thick if not consumed right away; refrigerate leftovers of your serving immediately!)

  3. Drink & enjoy!

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Turkey & Tomato Potluck Panini!

Check out this great lunch recipe that feeds 4 people! This amazing Turkey & Tomato Potluck Panini sent in by Drew Nelson of Dayton, OH is a great way for you to enjoy a healthy meal while practicing sustainability, because you’re only cooking once instead of individually 4x’s over! And to make it an even better deal, this panini sandwich that’s full of delicious turkey & fresh crisp tomatoes on whole-grain wheat bread is only 250 calories per serving! The staff at Tasty25 especially likes this recipe because it reinforces one of the core values of our food conscious community: The importance of sharing health & nutrition with others! You should definitely try this recipe out, and let us know what you think by rating & commenting below. We hope you enjoy, and Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

What you need:

8 Slices whole-wheat bread

8 Oz. thinly sliced reduced-sodium deli turkey

8 Tomato slices

2 Tbsp. reduced-fat mayonnaise

2 Tbsp. nonfat plain yogurt

2 Tbsp. shredded parmesan cheese

2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil

1 Tsp. lemon juice

2 Tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Freshly ground pepper (To taste.)

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 15 minutes; Serves 4 adults.)

  1. Have a 2 medium skillets and four unopened, 15-ounce cans ready by the stove. (Tasty25 Staff Note: The cans will be used to weigh down the top skillet on the sandwiches to make them into panini; If you have a panini maker, use it instead.)

  2. Combine mayonnaise, yogurt, parmesan cheese, basil, lemon juice and some pepper in a small bowl; Spread about 2 Tsp. of the mixture on each slice of bread.

  3. Divide turkey and tomato slices among 4 slices of bread; Top with the remaining bread.

  4. Heat 1 Tsp. of olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat; Place 2 panini in the pan, put the other medium skillet on top of the panini, then weigh it down with the cans.

  5. Cook the panini until golden on one side, about 2 minutes; Reduce the heat to medium-low, flip the panini, replace the top skillet and cans, and cook until the second side is golden, for about 1-3 more minutes.

  6. Repeat the process with the 2 remaining panini and 1 Tsp. of olive oil; Serve warm.

  7. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Drew for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie!

Cheers to another great smoothie recipe! Try this cold & refreshing Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie sent in by Tasty25 contributor Marg Craig of Baltimore, MD; It takes less than 5 minutes to make, has less than 250 calories per serving, and works perfectly as a snack, breakfast, or even dessert! With Spring upon us, and heat of Summer quickly approaching, it’s a delight for us to share a recipe like this with everyone in our food conscious community. Leave us some feedback by rating & commenting, and Happy Cooking!  – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

What you need:

2 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter

1 Cup fat-free vanilla yogurt

Cup 1% low-fat milk

2 Ripe bananas (Sliced)

2 Tsp. honey

1/2 Tsp. vanilla extract

12-16 Ice cubes

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 5 minutes; Serving size – 4 adults)

  1. Place all ingredients, except the ice cubes, into container of electric blender; Blend on high until smooth.

  2. With blender running, add 2-3 ice cubes at a time through center opening in the lid, until all ice cubes have been added.

  3. Blend until smooth; Serve immediately.

  4. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Marg for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Tropical Blueberry Smoothie

A light & refreshing smoothie is the PERFECT way to start your day, end your workout, and can even provide a great opportunity to give the kids a wholesomely delicious snack! Sent in by Lillian Vargas from San Antonio, TX, this Tropical Blueberry Smoothie recipe is a great one to keep in your back pocket – especially with Spring quickly approaching! It only takes 5 minutes to prepare, and has less than 300 calories per serving. Let us know what you think, and Happy Cooking!  – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

 What you need:

2 Cups fresh or slightly thawed frozen blueberries

1 Cup low-fat vanilla yogurt

6 Ounces low-fat milk

12 Ounces pineapple juice

3 Tbsp. honey

12-16 Ice cubes

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 5 minutes; Serving size – 4 adults)

  1. Place all ingredients, except the ice cubes, into container of electric blender; Blend on high until smooth.

  2. With blender running, add 2-3 ice cubes at a time through center opening in the lid, until all ice cubes have been added.

  3. Blend until smooth; Serve immediately.

  4. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Lillian for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.