The Return of the Smoothies
I’ve been a bad, bad girl this week!! No workouts!! OMG! The two hours in the car for my commute Monday through Wednesday were a bit of a shock to my system after months of staying at home all day. But now I’m down to a shorter commute so I promise, I’ll be good :)
I bought a ton of spinach the last time I went to the grocery store and as of this morning, I had yet to use any of it! It was time for a smoothie, stat! I have given up dairy and, consequently, whey protein. I have been doing a lot of vegan meals lately so I figured, hey, what the heck, I’ll get some vegan protein. I found this baby at Kroger.
I added three huge handfuls of spinach since I felt like my body has been going through veggie withdrawal
Followed by this (I had originally thought it was just regular ole coconut milk, but it is diluted. No good for my coffee, but excellent for smoothies!)
and my favorite fruit blend, with extra mango ;)
The verdict: Mixed feelings. The protein was not the smooth-tasting yumminess that whey is. It was gritty and kind of gave my smoothie a dirt taste. After about half the glass, I think I was starting to become accustomed to the taste but it is definitely not something I’d give to the hubby or anyone else trying a green smoothie for the first time. I think next time, I’ll be getting a different protein. what kind of protein do you use?
I’m about to go wake up Pete (it IS noon, afterall!) so I can get in a good run before he has to leave for work. I need to get rid of some of the garbage in my system today and my dog could really use the workout, also. Tomorrow I will resume p90x. I swear I have started and stopped it 394857 times. Life just keeps getting in the way!! And I never know if I need to start it over with week one or re-do the previous week or just start where I left off!! GRR!! In a perfect world, I’d never have a reason to stop but I don’t see life slowing down any time soon! No excuses though, this girl has worked TOO hard to get to this point. More about that later :O)