Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Cherry Banana Smoothie

I'm going to have to figure out a way not to hate my spin class.

First, it was because a certain instructor wanted to play slow music until I wanted to claw my eardrums out. Moondance does not constitute an appropriate song choice. If I can ballroom dance to it I don't want to spin to it. And if I hear any songs with cats in the cradle and silver spoons I will pick up my bike and throw it across the room - probably at you.

But then there are the instructors that play spin appropriate music. A little Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Guns N Roses - I DON'T CARE! Something with a beat that might take my mind off the pain in my legs and the fact that I can't breathe and my lungs are staging a revolt... Unfortunately those are the instructors that are super hard. You have to work for your music. Its a workout conundrum...

However, when I first learned how to mountain bike a seasoned biker told me that after a really hard workout you should eat something within 30 minutes as a recovery meal.  Sometimes after my workouts I move a little slow to put an entire meal on the table. So today I whipped up an easy smoothie that I could sip while I finished dinner.

The smoothie I enjoyed. The spin class will be a process.

Cherry Banana Smoothie
1 cup fresh cherries pitted
1 cup yogurt ( I used Stoneyfield Banilla Yogurt but you can use vanilla as well)
3/4 cup orange juice

Put all three ingredients in the blender and puree until smooth.


  1. What's an easy way to pit the cherries?

  2. A cherry pitter is the easiest tool. But I find ripe cherries aren't that hard to pit with a small pairing knife. I slice the cherry in half and dig out the pit.

  3. I'm a dedicated spinner, and even I have days where I absolutely cannot stand class. As in, every song is hard to get through (no matter how upbeat) and by minute 20 I'm wishing the hour was up. Still, there's no better way to get in shape, and if it means you can have a yummy smoothie like the one you've made, class is worth it.

    Love the blog!

  4. Yum! Will be trying this recipe out... with a little Bacardi perhaps? I'm just throwing it out there. I'm too chicken to try spin. I'll stick with Zumba ;) Good Luck though! You're a braver woman than I.


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