As I was making a green monster smoothie for myself for breakfast, Ryan requested a smoothie for him to enjoy as well. When I asked if he wanted spinach in his, he said “Sure, why not?”
All systems go!
I made us his and hers smoothies that contained:
- Lots o’ spinach
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 frozen banana
- Handful frozen strawberries
- 5 ice cubes
- ½ c. blueberry yogurt
- 1 tsp. Bob’s Red Mill xanthan gum (for thickness)
- Cold water
The verdict from Ryan?
Exact quote: “This is good. Like really good.”
I think that means he liked it.
(Yes, that is Mario Bros. on in the background. On our last trip to visit Ryan’s mom, he snagged his old Super Nintendo set and fell in love all over again.)
Our green monsters were the perfect post-workout fuel. I decided to sleep in a bit this morning (if you call waking up at 6:15 a.m. sleeping in…) and did my own total-body weights workout instead of my typical BodyPump class.
My workout looked like this:
(Note: The weight noted in the chart above is the total weight used. Ex: For biceps I used two 15 pound dumbbells, totaling 30 pounds.)
I super-setted (did two exercises in a row before repeating them) deadlifts with shoulder raises and bicep curls with tricep dips which kept my heart rate up and made my workout fly by!
Though I’m such a huge fan of BodyPump, I think I may try to start working in one day of my own total-body workout to challenge new muscles and keep my body guessing.
Question of the Day
Have you ever coerced anyone close to you into trying a green monster or other odd healthy recipe? How did it go over?