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August 6, 2011
Four posts in one day! Whew! Hopefully keeping up with this won’t be as hard as starting!
So after lunch I headed back to the office, finished up some projects and said my goodbyes! After work I had intended to use my free week pass to Core Power Yoga and try out their power sculpt class. However, I was feeling pretty sore from my workout yesterday, so I decided to head to the gym to end out the afternoon with a little cardio. Before my workout, I had a GNU bar and half an apple:
I did 25 min on one elliptical, 15 minutes on another (I get too bored on one type of machine the whole time…) and then ended out with about 20 minutes of light biking while reading my book, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See.
So far I’m enjoying it, her writing is beautiful! I’m a big reader and will hopefully be sharing some book reviews soon! After my workout I snacked on the second half of my apple while I paroused World Market and Marshalls for some cute bowls, plates, or placemats for food photos but came up empty handed. I then went to GNC to re-stock on protein powder. This is my old kind:
Which I liked because it’s very low in fat and sugar but has 30g of protein for 140 cal! Also, it made my smoothies very thick when I blended it long enough. However, the GNC employee convinced me to try a new kind:
It had slightly less fat but was otherwise the same. I can’t say I’m a fan. I got a bag of Vanilla and Strawberry since it was buy one get one half off, and tried the strawberry. It definitely didn’t produce the same thick, mousse-like quality. Any suggestions?
In my smoothie I added about 2 cups spinach, 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, half a banana, some frozen strawberries, a Stevia packet and the protein powder. I ate it with a ramekin full of Trader Joe’s Bran Flakes.
I was still hungry after dinner (and dehydrated!) so I had half a cantaloupe and then finished my meal off with the little bit of plain non-fat greek yogurt I had left over with a scoop of sugar-free chocolate instant pudding mix! I discovered this recipe on a week ago on Peanut Butter Fingers and have been obsessed! So delicious! Also munched on some strawberries.
I hope you all are ready for the weekend, because I sure am! BEDTIME!!!
2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 6, 2011 3:03 am

    add a pinch of xanthum gum to your smoothie. it will make it thicker. learned this on Peanut Butter Fingers…

  2. August 8, 2011 3:33 pm

    All this food sounds delicious! I'm curious about this protein powder. I've only ever really seen body builders use it, and you're obviously not a huge muscly scary girl. Why do you use it?And please keep the recipes (especially the new smoothie combos) coming!

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