Superfood Frozen Drinks

Last night, a bunch of my New York running blogger/Twitter friends had a happy hour. Not only was it a ton of my favorite people, but it was also being held at one of my favorite beer bars – double bummer! I was incredibly jealous, especially as people started texting me telling me they missed me… meanwhile, I was still stuck in a conference room in Dallas in the midst of a particularly long meeting. No. Fun. Consulting/traveling leads to massive FOMO, no matter how I try to avoid it.

In the spirit of daydreaming about being home, here are two drink recipes that I think are perfect for fitness friend meetups like this. They combine superfoods with dangerfoods (yes, as much as I enjoy a glass of beer/wine/other alcohol, I do know it’s bad for me), resulting in drinks that are tasty and indulgent but still not as awful as a sugar-loaded frozen margarita. Not that I don’t have margaritas from time to time as well, but sometimes it’s nice to be able to enjoy a drink and not have to feel as guilty about it. One warning: these are definitely not drinks to ask for at a bar, since there’s no way they’ll have these ingredients on hand! My preference is to make them at home, say, to celebrate a good friend’s birthday? Get on it, Greatist team!

Tropical Protein Daiquiri
(For when I didn’t have a chance to eat dinner before drinks and wanted to at least get some protein in before a night out)
1 frozen banana
1 scoop protein powder (I like Any Whey brand because it’s flavorless)
2 oz banana rum (I picked this up in St. Maarten, but if you don’t have any, you could use regular rum and a dash of banana extract. Coconut rum would probably also be good!)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Couple drops of coconut extract
1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Put all ingredients in blender and add more almond milk as needed. Process, pour into glass, and sprinkle with dash of cinnamon.

Cherry-Berry-Almond Spiked Smoothie
1 cup frozen berries (cherries, raspberries, strawberries… whatever you have on hand!)
2 oz cherry vodka
1 scoop Trader Joe’s Super Red Drink Powder
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp almond extract

Again, put all ingredients in blender and add more almond milk as needed. Process, pour into glass, and enjoy.

Obviously, neither “recipe” is anything too fancy… but they are definitely pretty tasty, and a heck of a lot better for you than a regular frozen drink :) Cheers!


  1. Love love love! We missed you too!

  2. Those sound good. YUM!

  3. anxiety treatment for children says:

    Sounds good. Thanks for the guide.


  4. It’s really too bad you couldn’t be there :( But I’m sure there will be many more meetups :)

    These days, with work and marathon training, it feels like I have zero social life, so I can empathize :)

    And I think I just might have to try these drinks!!!

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