New smoothie time:
For the past few months now I have been making a green monster smoothie every day for breakfast which I LOVE because it makes me feel good and wakes me up, but I have decided to find another one for the sake of having variety and I found this delicious looking blueberry coconut recipe I would love to try. It doesn’t have spinach but I’m thinking it wouldn’t really change the flavor all that much to add some. I love the idea of getting my greens in when I don’t even have to think twice about it.
Whey protein powder:
The blueberry smoothie recipe along with seeing everyone at the gym with shakes after their workout got me thinking about trying out some protein powders. I have no idea why I should be adding some to my smoothies, or if it would make me gain weight/if its a meal replacement… Bottom line, I know nothing about protein powder. I googled “paleo protein powder” and found that whey protein powder is somehow okay, even though its made from milk products. I also realize its important to look for fewer ingredients and to have it be made of pure whey, and I found this one mentioned in a blog somewhere along the line from NOW foods. I’ve kept it in my cart for several days now on Amazon thinking about buying it. I’m not sure why I don’t just do it, but I think I just want to know more about it and why I need it. Aren’t I getting enough protein from the foods that I eat? I’m not trying to be a crazy muscleman, just a little toned- so I don’t know if I would benefit or not. I might order it just because its in this recipe, but we’ll see. Just something to think about. I’ll ask my trainer at CrossFit perhaps.
I’m trying to start making paleo recipes just to get the hang of it, so it doesn’t seem like such a big feat. I have a friend who’s birthday is coming up and she is also trying to eat paleo, so I thought I would make her a cake or some brownies, they look delectable and I am a big fan of dessert. I am going to give it a shot.
Yesterdays WOD was:
Level 2: 65/45, Band Pull Ups
Level 1: 45/35, Jumping Pull Ups
I used 35lbs for the thrusters and did jumping pull ups. I finished at a time of 4:31. I feel like I should have pushed myself a little bit harder, since everyone was exhausted at the end and I didn’t even break a sweat. I could have gone a little higher weight on thrusters and done the banded pull-ups. Next time! Maybe this just tells me that I might finally be moving up a level 🙂