Sometimes it can be tricky to know what to eat before or after a Pilates class. If you class is close to a meal then you don’t want to have a full stomach in class. If you haven’t eaten for a while and know you need a snack then what do you have? No-one wants to hear tummy rumbles in your roll-ups and doing a teaser with a tummy full really isn’t pleasant!
So here is a great smoothie recipe for yoou that can be whizzed up in seconds and will sustain you through a class or help you replenish afterwards. The oats are slow release carbohydrates to give you energy that lasts and keep you fuller for longer. The milk provides protein and lactose sugars which is proven to be a great rehydration and refuelling substance. The fruit is packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Then the linseeds are optional, I like them as they provide omega 3’s which I am always looking for ways to include in my diet.
Banana and Blueberry Oaty Smoothie:
1 tbsp oats
1 medium banana
1 handful of blueberries
150 ml milk
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp linseeds
Place all the ingredients in a food processor or glass jug that you can use with a hand blender.
Blend and pour into a glass.