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One Cold Smoothie

by Meghann on May 27, 2011

Woo hoo!

LOVING all the feedback on The New Rules of Lifting for Women Plan post this morning. It’s good to hear guys are just as excited to follow along as I am to start! I’m really hoping to have my HIM plan up on Monday. I sent a final draft to both my sister and brother for a final set of eyes to review it before it goes live, but neither of them have replied. Should I take that as a sign? ;)

My morning started at the gym.

I did a quick warm up on the elliptical (about 5 minutes just getting legs and arms warm) before moving to Stage 1A of the NROLFW plan. Since Monday’s attack of the workout didn’t feel terribly challenging, I decided to add some weight today. Each set went up at different increments. It was tough, but still manageable – meaning I’ll probably be adding weight again on Monday and so forth.

After weights I hit a spinning class (I really dislike how my gym only offer 5:15am and 8:15am morning options – where’s 6:30 or 7:00?!?!) and worked up quite a sweat in the back of the room. Spinning classes are to cycling what track workouts are the running. They hurt so bad, but really make a difference in that sports performance.

The class let out after 9:00am and by them I was ready to eat my arm off. The 1/2 a Clif bar I usually eat every morning before working out was long gone and an empty stomach remained.

It was HOT and a smoothie in a bowl was the only thing on my mind.

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Oh yeah, that hit the spot!

In the mix:

  • Frozen Mango
  • Chocolate Protein Powder
  • PB2
  • Xanthum Gm
  • Plain Chobani
  • Silk Almond Milk
  • Flax Seed

On top:

  • 1/2 cup Kashi Go Lean Crisp

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The combination was exactly what I needed, something think and full of protein. I also loved how the fruity mango was very subtle, which allowed the creamy flavor of the chocolate and peanut butter really shine.

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The smoothie kept me nice and full all morning.

When lunch hunger did hit I made a beautiful salad.

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I’m not sure why, but when the rest of my vegetables run out in the fridge, it seems spinach always remains. Maybe that’s because I solely see spinach as a lettuce substitute and not as side item or meal component? I know spinach is full of lots of lovely vitamins and good for you things. Obviously I need to change my mind set and incorporate spinach when ever possible!

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At least my love for spinach always shine though in salad form. I topped the big bowl of spinach today with Bacon Tempeh, Homemade Hummus, Bolthouse Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing, Raisins, and Carrots.

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Anyone got any good spinach side dish ideas?

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