Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Shake it baby

I woke up this morning and did 30 minutes on the elliptical with increased incline...and breakfast. Miniwheats are sooooooo good. And I feel absolutely amazing. I really do.

Totally off topic, I must to make a plug for goat milk soap. I have the driest of dry skin and in the winter I'm always dry and feel like my skin is too tight. Someone suggested goat milk soap for me and I bought some and tried it...It feels so nice! My skin is all soft and not dry at all. Hooray for goats and hooray for goat milk I say.

J and I decided, besides more veggies and fruit, we are going to try protein shakes after workouts. We both usually drink a glass of flavoured milk or a fruit smoothie after a workout (OK, more him really...I often am running late and wait til I'm at work as I get here way early on the bus and have something here. He works out after work so he has the time). I figured, why not try out the vanilla flavoured power/protein shakes you can get instead of coffee/vanilla flavoured milk. A friend of ours drank them after working out while on the Body for Life program and said it really helped her body add/tone muscles and gave her body fuel after a workout, so she didn't crave stuff later in the day. I figure it's better for us than a glass of flavoured milk...but have NO idea what ones taste good. At the local Sangsters alone there are 4 kinds...I figure we'll try it with our workouts for a few months and see what happens.
Anyone tried any good protein shakes? I'm not a chocolate fan, but if you know of a good vanilla mix out there, I'm all over the fake vanilla flavour! I'd be grateful for any points in the right direction.

Workout tunes: Shout Out Out Out Out - Not saying, just saying

3 comments:

Crabby McSlacker said...

Haven't tried the protein shakes myself, but I do think it's really smart to get plenty of protein, especially after exercising. I think I read somewhere it's particularly helpful to have some right after weight training.

(And that's too cute, below, about the cats! Mine gets a little freaked when I'm upside down over my exercise ball stretching my back. She seems to find it very disconcerting)!

Scrumpy's Baker said...

Well, it's not a mix, but if you do a little prep work, they are super easy to make and pretty tasty. It is a Dr. Oz thing. I portion out my berries and half of a banana (cut up) in baggies and freeze them for the week. People have different opinions about Soy protein, but you could easily substitue whey protein.

The Quick Magical Breakfast Blaster

2 servings, 136 calories per serving

1/3 cup Soy protein
1/2 tablespoon flaxseed oil
1/4 cup frozen berries
1/2 large ripe banana
1/2 tablespoon honey (I use 1 tablespoon of Spelenda instead)
1 teaspoon Psyillium seed husks
10 oz water and crushed ice

I find if you use frozen berries and freeze the banana, you really don't need any extra ice to get the smoothie texture. So I just use 10 oz of cold water. It is very filling!

Geosomin said...

Cool...I'll hunt down some soy proteina nd flaxseed oil and try that...