Thank goodness I picked up a large bag of spinach at the grocery store yesterday because a MASSIVE green monster sounded perfect after my morning workout.
It’s still almost incomprehensible to me that I cannot taste the spinach in my smoothie when there is practically an entire bush in there.
I’m not complaining though because taste-wise, chocolate > spinach.
My green monster included:
- 5 lbs. of spinach… almost.
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 large frozen banana
- Ice cold water
- Bob’s Red Mill xanthan gum
- Fresh strawberries
Doesn’t that look ridiculously thick?
It definitely was super thick and I owe it to a combination of the frozen banana and the xanthan gum, a gluten-free thickener and natural carbohydrate.
My body is happier already!
This morning I took my typical Monday morning BodyPump class. This was my first time doing the latest release and it was a goodie.
My chest was burning by the end of the chest track! (It’s really too bad that working out your chest doesn’t make your lil’ girlies grow. 😉 )
After the ‘Pump, I did 20 minutes of light cardio on the elliptical with the June 2009 issue of Women’s Health (slim pickings on the magazine rack today), followed by five minutes of incline walking.
Best Packaged Foods For Women
Women’s Health comprised a list of the best packaged foods for women, sorted into categories ranging from veggies, soups and snacks to condiments, sweets, frozen meals and dairy.
Naturally I went right to the sweets category to check out the “best frozen yogurt.” The winner was:
Ben & Jerry’s FroYo Chocolate Fudge Brownie
The delicious chocoholic blend not only is thigh-friendly but also delivers 150 milligrams of calcium. Builds bone; fights heart disease.
Per 1/2 cup: 170 cal, 2.5 g fat (0.5 g sat), 34 g carbs, 95 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein
You can check out other winners here.