Banana Berry Energy Smoothie
Yet another quick and easy after-school pre-workout recipe; teenagers can prepare this themselves; they’ll certainly feel that energy boost!
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 2–3
- 1 cup low-fat frozen yogurt
- 1 medium banana, ripened
- 1 cup fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup lite cranberry juice
Combine all ingredients in blender.
Mix well until desired smoothie consistency.
A Word About Commercial Energy Drinks
Beware, popular energy drinks such as Red Bull, Monster, and Full Throttle are not intended for youth and teenagers—and the caffeine and sugar content is quite dangerous to a young athlete. The caffeine is a dehydrating factor, and the sugar will only provide an hour of quick energy, if that, prior to the energy crash that is sure to follow. Encourage high-energy food and drink products that will give your children some good nutrition.