I get Bountiful Baskets and it’s the best thing ever, but sometimes we have more produce in our house than we can eat (like 3 pineapples or 4 coconuts) so I cut them up and throw them in my freezer. Then I just add them to fruit smoothies or protein shakes. I developed a Pina Colada recovery drink, here’s the recipe:
8oz of milk, soy milk or almond milk
A few chunks of fresh or frozen pineapple
A few chunks of fresh or frozen coconut
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
Blend in a blender.
It’s actually better if the fruit is frozen, but fresh is fine. I also add things like 1/8 or ¼ cup of plain greek yogurt or cottage cheese sometimes. The Greek yogurt changes the flavor a little bit, but the cottage cheese (as gross as it sounds) just makes it creamier. I don’t want to add a ton of calories to a recovery drink so if I add cottage cheese I usually call it a meal. I have even added a little bit of spinach and it didn’t change the flavor either.
If you try it, let me know what you think.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I just got done with the spudman. What a great race. It was an olympic distance triathlon which is 1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, and a 6.2 mile run. We started off with the swim. Everything went well. I got out of the water not even feeling tired. Then the bike went well also. I think I needed to drink a little bit more water on the bike than I did. When I got off the bike it was 93 degrees. HOT!! The first 3 miles of the run went really well, in fact I was on a faster pace than I had anticipated, then heat exhaustion set in. I started seeing little stars. I may have been a little dehydrated as well. they only had 2 water tables on the run. I stopped at mile 5 and drank a bunch of water and dumped a bunch on my head, which really slowed me down, but I finished. My goal was to finish in 3 hours and my final time was 3 hours and 2 minutes. If you are thinking of doing a triathlon, do it. they are a blast.