Apparently, I’m still feeling the motivation from my training session yesterday—I ate extra well today, did two workouts, and went in the infrared sauna. I weighed-in too, and Joe was nice enough to take my “before” pics. He laughed at me for all of this, by the way, but he was supportive. I like how I’ve manufactured external motivation for all of this effort—it feels great to want to try hard for something, rather than just being ok with being “good enough.”
Maybe this weekend I’ll do a re-cap on the food/workouts if anyone seems interested in it!
I changed my eating schedule (which was really random before), so I felt kind of funny by late afternoon, and I made this great pudding (it did the trick, and I felt great afterward!).
I can’t wait till you see what’s in this….
High Protein Chocolate Pudding
In the Vita-mix:
1 large avocado
1/2 cup milk (any kind)
2 Tbsp peanut butter (I used Once Again American Classic)
2 heaping Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 hard boiled egg
1/2 to 1 tsp vanilla stevia (to taste, really—I tasted and added, so I’m not sure exactly how much. It will depend on the brands of ingredients and ripeness of your avocado too!)
Blend until totally smooth! You could try this in a food processor, but I’m not sure if it will get completely smooth. A high speed blender will work for sure. I swear you cannot taste or detect the texture of the egg even a tiny bit!
Maybe it doesn’t look 100% smooth in the picture, but it really was. There seem to be little flecks of egg, but it was really unnoticeable.
I think this pudding was a great balance for me–in terms of protein, fat, and carbs. Sometimes when I’m not focusing, my protein intake isn’t quite as high as I want it to be. I can easily get enough fat though!
Soon I want to talk about the types of protein I’ve been consuming. I know I’ve mentioned that I like whey and egg white protein (Jay Robb is my favorite brand). I used to think plant-based was best, and I still like it, but once I started consuming more whey protein, I noticed better muscle definition. Recently, I added in another protein that is made from goat milk, and it contains whey and casein. Some people are allergic to casein, so this would not work for them, but for others it can be a great choice! I’ll explain why soon, and today I’ll just give you a quick look at my after workout drink—it’s super simple, just 8oz of water, 1 scoop of goat milk protein powder (chocolate) and one scoop of egg white protein powder (vanilla). I would have used vanilla whey powder, but I don’t have any right now. It’s SO smooth, and like a fabulous version of chocolate milk…but low carb. (yes, I ate carbs after my workout, but I like to have this 30 minutes after, and then something with carbs within 60 minutes). It’s all very strategic, you know 🙂
I’m really disappointed because my favorite yoga teacher is taking a hiatus, so I can’t do my normal 2-classes-on-Friday anymore. I’ll find something to sub in, I’m sure, now that I can go Y-Hopping. I was so tempted to go to the Eastside Y for spinning this morning–the same amazing spinning teacher is still on the schedule about 5 years after I first attended her class. But I didn’t think driving 40 minutes for spinning when I had work to do was reasonable.
Oh, one last thing. I ordered The Equalizer (the pink one). I mentioned to Joe that I ordered a new piece of fitness equipment and he said, “Oh good!” ….Because he is always enthusiastic and supportive of everything I do…but I’m wondering what he’ll say when it arrives. I barely even have a closet, so I’m not sure where the heck I’m going to put it.
How is your week?
Would you dare add hard boiled eggs to something like pudding?
Have you used the Equalizer? (Please tell me it’s worth it!)
If you had to choose, which class would you go to….yoga or spinning?!