Every morning before I train in the gym, and some mornings when I don’t train, I make a protein shake that is delish & nutrish. I don’t take vitamins and I try to get the nutrients I need from a balanced diet. Figuring out food for weight training was hard as eating a big breakfast would slow me down and eating light meant not enough fuel to do my thing. The answer: protein shakes. Here’s the recipe that’s on heavy rotation currently chez moi. Eat this an hour before yoga, running, lifting, dancing, biking, kickboxing or whatever you do, and you’ll have energy and a smile on your face (it’s seriously tasty.) Yum.
1 scoop vanilla Spiru-Tein (soy protein mix – I get it at Fairway or at health food stores)
1 cup skim milk
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 frozen banana
1/4 cup frozen strawberries
1/4 cup frozen mango
1 teaspoon honey
1 tbsp Flaxseed Oil (loaded with Omega 3 fatty acids – great for your skin, nails, hair, eyesight, said to help the body resist cancer, diabetes, high cholesterol, arthritis and on and on…and it helps muscles recover faster from fatigue. Damn!)
Mix ingredients in a blender until uniformly smooth. I used to add ice cubes, too, but I don’t think they are necessary.
Here’s what’s in this potion:
cals: 225 Makes 2 servings but I often have them both:)
100% or more daily recommended dose of Vitamins A, C, D, E, B6, B12, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Iodine, Magnesium, Zinc
60% drd of Calcium 25% drd Iron 1/3 daily dose of Omega 3