Wednesday, June 15, 2011

2nd chance smoothie

I headed to the YMCA today to run some miles on the treadmill.  I hadn't seen "Guy's Big Bite" on the Food Network in a while, so it was a nice change from the usual lineup.  I ran:
  • 3.16 miles in 27 minutes (26 minutes running, 1 minute walking cool down)
Once I was done with my cardiovascular work out, I headed to the free weights area for a bicep work out. 
  • bicep curls, 5 lb weights, 2 sets of 15 reps
  • hammerhead curls, 5 lb weights, 2 sets of 15 reps
  • concentration curls, 5 lb weights, 2 sets of 15 reps
Ryan and I had lunch today around 11:30am (which is way earlier than I usually eat) so by the time I got home from the gym I was starved.  I decided to give a kale green monster a second chance.  The first time I used kale in a smoothie the end product tasted like fresh mowed grass.  Into the blender went:
  • 1 cup vanilla soy milk
  • 2 handfuls of kale (this time I took all of the hard, stem-like pieces off the leaves)
  • couple of pieces frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon creamy, salted peanut butter from Trader Joe's
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
The result was a much smoother, less earth taste than my previous attempt.  Plus I feel super healthy now ... might just be in my head though. 

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