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Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

Don't like eating much in the morning before you play? Enjoy a quick smoothie that is packed full of nutrients and energy to keep you going through your practice or game!

Here is a simple smoothie recipe  it tastes great and is a terrific source of protein and carbohydrates to keep you going:

  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 frozen banana (unfrozen works as well)
  • 5-6 dates, chopped
  • 1/2 cup - 1 cup low fat milk or milk alternative

Blend well and enjoy!

This smoothie is also an excellent recovery drink after your session! Potassium is necessary for good nerve and muscle function and helps maintain fluid balance in the body. The potassium in bananas can even help prevent muscle cramps after exercise. Milk is excellent after exercise as it contains vitamins D, A, B2 and B12, phosphorus, electrolytes, and bone-building calcium  all of which must be replenished if you've been working hard on the field!