Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothies

February 5, 2013

I haven’t talked much about running in the last few weeks but I’m still at it. I try to get out 2-3 times a week regardless of the snow, wind and extreme cold; although I do pay a lot of attention to the weather and try my best to run on warmer days when there won’t be ice on the ground. I’ve found the trick to surviving the cold has been to get a good running hat and layering up on top. Personally, too many layers on my legs is more annoying than helpful.

I can’t say my times have been particularly good but my main goal these days is just to get out there and not worry too much about the pace. Here are some of my latest stats. For some reason I can only get the time on my latest workout to show but I’ve put the pace below the other two.

This was the first run I’ve done without Eli in a long time. I thought I would be faster without him but it seems his excitement fuels us along.

winter running

Run 2. Pace 8.28.

winter running

Run 3. Pace 8.09.

winter running

As you can see, I’m holding steady, not really improving my pace right now. But my hope is that all this winter running will make my summer running faster when the weather improves. We’ll see.

From my love of running to my love of smoothies.

Even with the cold weather I’ve been making a ton of smoothies. They make meeting my daily calcium quota so much easier and the flavors are endless.

The smoothie below has quickly become my new favorite. I’ve made it two days in a row and it was just as good today as it was yesterday.

It tastes a lot like a chocolate milkshake with much healthier ingredients. I’m sure you could add a handful of kale to it as well without affecting the flavor too much if you’re looking for some added nutrients.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie (vegan, gluten-free)

1 banana

1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa

2 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp natural peanut butter

1 cup unsweetened or vanilla flavored almond milk

3-4 ice cubes, depending on how icy you want it (see note)


chocolate peanut butter breakfast smoothies

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until combined.

Note: I often have almond milk that is about to expire. When I have extra I freeze the milk in ice-cube trays then store in Ziplocs. I often use a couple of almond milk cubes in place of the ice cubes. If I use almond milk cubes, I cut back the fresh almond milk to half a cup.

Also,the glasses pictured below are teeny tiny, this recipe yields enough for one smoothie.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast SmoothieChocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie


Dessert for breakfast.

Enjoy and Exhale!

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  • Reply kyliejkraft February 5, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Reblogged this on First Blog and commented:
    Smoothie for runners in the winter.

    • Reply Lisa Horvath February 5, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      Thanks so much for the reblog!

      • Reply kyliejkraft February 8, 2013 at 4:04 pm

        You’re welcome! I’m new to this so I am still trying to figure out how to work the website and get everything in order.

        • Reply Lisa Horvath February 10, 2013 at 9:57 pm

          It does take a bit of time but it’s a really fun process!

  • Reply Kathy February 5, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Chocolate treat after running, sounds good for me.

    • Reply Lisa Horvath February 5, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      Might as well be something that doesn’t cancel out the run!

  • Reply angieeatspeace February 5, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Awesome run times, even in that cold weather.

    • Reply Lisa Horvath February 5, 2013 at 9:41 pm

      Thank you. I’m working on it, just proud this California girl has been running in the northeast winter at all!

      • Reply angieeatspeace February 5, 2013 at 10:21 pm

        I hear ya! I’m a So Cal girl and I haven’t even been running here in the morning because of the “cold.” (which I know is a complete joke)

    • Reply Lisa Horvath February 6, 2013 at 10:36 am

      It’s all relative. 50 felt cold in SF.

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