Finding the perfect prerun meal can include a lot of trial and error. Forget all the guesswork, and blend up this all-natural smoothie that Runner's World contributing chef Pam Anderson loves to sip before a long run. Creamy, sweet, and fruity, this fueling smoothie's flavor is reminiscent of black forest cake — all under 300 calories.
- 1/2 heaping cup frozen dark sweet cherries
1/2 frozen banana, cut into chunks
1/2 cup chocolate soy or low-fat chocolate milk
2 tablespoons low-fat Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon honey
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
2 Famous Chocolate Wafers or chocolate graham crackers, crumbled
- Combine the cherries, banana, milk, yogurt, honey, and almond extract in a blender. Process until creamy-smooth.
- Pour into a glass, and top with wafers or graham crackers.
Source: Calorie Count
- Drinks, Smoothies
- North American
- Makes 1 smoothie
- Total Time
- 4 minutes, 59 seconds
- Calories per serving