Hi guys! Happy Hump Day!
Today is a relaxation day. I am wiped! I had a bit of a shopping fest yesterday and I’m sure we all can agree that shopping is most definitely exercise. I was out and about for most of the day and scored some awesome deals. By the time I got home, I fixed an easy dinner and promptly plopped down on the couch for the rest of the evening. I watched two of my current favorite shows: Master Chef…and a new one called Combat Hospital. Anybody fans?
Although today is being declared a relaxation day, I couldn’t resist going to get my Body Pump on this morning. It burned so good. 🙂
Then I came home and made my newest favorite recovery shake. It is pure bliss and I look forward to it every time!
Yes, I put it in an empty Starbucks container…I love drinking out of them!
Chocolate Sweet Potato Protein Shake:
- 1 scoop chocolate protein (I used Muscle Gauge Nutrition whey isolate)
- 1 cooked and frozen sweet potato, skin taken off and cut into chunks
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup water
Simple, delicious, and a great source of protein and carbs to recover from a tough workout. But I mostly drink it because it tastes like dessert. 😉 Another thing I love about adding the frozen sweet potato is that it really thickens up the shake a lot and I don’t even need to use any xanthan/guar gum to make it creamy.
This morning I also found an awesome article on vegetarian meals…
Check out these 11 vegetarian meals to blast belly fat. I want to make them all!!! The tofu peanut noodles and portobello roasted red pepper burger sound amazing.
Or how about a 4 veggie pizza?
pasta with walnut basil pesto?
Get in my belly.
Obviously, vegetarian does NOT = being deprived/limited. It just means being creative! I love experimenting with vegetarian fare and try to incorporate at least 1-2 veggie-fied dinners a week.
Ironically enough, I’m planning on having steak for dinner tonight. LOL. Sorry to my veggies out there. Every once in a while I will crave it..and I make sure to honor my cravings and have what I want! Plus, it’s a good iron boost..aka ENERGY!
Well there you have it…I have officially managed to promote vegetarianism and hardcore meat-eating in the same post. I think I’ve done enough for today. I guess you could say that just like with my exercise, I like my foods to be high in variety as well. Gotta keep things interesting!
Time to get back to that “relaxing day” I have planned. There will hopefully be some Kindle reading, outdoor lounging, and Wimbledon tennis watching going on over here…with plenty of good food, too of course.
What is your favorite vegetarian meal? Favorite meat meal?
For vegetarian, I love stirfrys with tofu. Or stuffed peppers with beans, quinoa, and tomato sauce. For meat-eaters meal, I’d say I currently am a big fan of chicken nuggets a la Kalyn…homemade with almond meal coating!