The weekend is already off to a great start, as I sit here drinking some iced coffee. I can’t get enough of it lately! It’s the perfect summer time drink.
Rewind to yesterday, where I did a great cardio workout on the DREADMILL. It doesn’t happen very often, and actually I had planned on going to spin class, my preferred method of cardio, later that night. But I didn’t have much going on, and I was getting antsy…I needed to move. So I switched plans and ended up with an awesome sweat sesh!
It was basically a combination of high incline speed walking and low incline jogging, switching back and worth every 5 minutes. Here is what it looked like:
It was yet another great way to change things up in the exercise department. Those high inclines burn so good.
Post workout, I had the opportunity to try a new-to-me protein powder that I recently received:
- blend of whey, casein, and egg
- 22 grams of protein per serving
- comes in vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry, and also a Nitrean+ version: containing more whey isolate and amino acid Leucine which helps promote protein synthesis for intense training
I loved that the protein had a blend of three very beneficial sources, making this a good choice for an all-around any time of the day protein. It can be be used pre/post workout, at bedtime, or whenever desired. This would be a huge plus for somebody that wanted to buy only one protein powder. Also, the blend of whey, casein, and egg made for a fairly thick and creamy shake! I could tell that they used high quality protein because it digested very well for me and I was very happy to not have any stomach troubles, as I tend to do with many of the ones I have tried in the past. The taste was pretty good, too. I thought it made a nice base for other things to be added to (frozen fruit, nut butters, etc). All in all, I don’t have any complaints about Nitrean protein powder and would definitely recommend it!
Food has still been very summery over here lately. Lots of fresh stuff!
egg white pumpkin oats with blended silken tofu, cantaloupe, and strawberries
salad beasts with mozzarella rice cheeze, hummus, balsamic, and seasonings (this was a side to a meal)
lots of shakes and smoothies
fruit cups and egg casserole
high protein eggplant lasagna with roasted turnips and broccoli cooked in coconut oil and seasonings
chocolate protein ice cream with vegan dark chocolate coconut snowballs
My protein ice cream is made simply by blending up 1 scoop protein powder (I use Cytosport Casein) 1 cup almond milk, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, ice, pinches of xanthan and guar gums. Basically the same way I make my basic protein shakes, except I add more of the gums to get the thickness factor!
That all for now, hope you guys have a great Friday!