|Deep Fried Chili Rellanos|
So what does this dream mean? Am I addicted to the standard American diet and is it now rearing its ugly head in my dreams? I used to dream of smoking when I quit cigarettes over 10 years ago. I'd wake up ashamed and beaten down until I realized I had only been dreaming.
Am I lacking some vitamin or mineral (like B12) only attained from corn fed beef? I don't think so. I take a multi vitamin and almond and soy milk are fortified with B12.
There is a spiritual theory that you can experience negative things in your dreams so that you don't have to experience it in real life. I may just chalk this up to that. At least in my dreams, I can eat them without the calories and negative health consequences.
|Even Grover has Bad Dreams|
So, stepping away from the fried/fatty foods, this is a tasty treat for post-workout replenishment.
|The "Garden of Life" protein powder tastes chalky to me, so|
I mix it with the one on the right.
- 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 1 handful of frozen spinach
- 1 handful frozen peaches
- 1 handful frozen mango
- 1 Scoop of vanilla protein powder of your liking
- just a touch of agave nectar
I like to blend the almond milk, spinach, protein powder and flax seed to liquify first, then alternate pulsing and blending the frozen fruit into desired consistency. Add more almond milk if it's too thick.
Last, but not least, find an awesome glass to pour this bad boy into!
|Awesome Glass of Peach/Mango Protein Goodness|
For those of you that are interested, my workouts include alternating days of circuit training and zone 2 running for 6 days a week and rest on Saturdays, which are crazy busy at work.
My circuit training usually looks something like this:
|No equipment or traveling? You can do |
this workout anywhere! 30 seconds on, 10 sec break.
Every Other Day I switch some of the "stations."
- Jumping Jacks or Box Jumps
- Cable Pull-Downs or Band Assisted Pull-Ups
- Forearm Planks
- Reverse Grip Cable Pull-Down/Band Assisted Chin-Ups or Dumbbell Curls
- Bench Press or Push-Ups
- Opposite Arm/Leg Raises or Yoga Headstand
- Kettlebell Swings
- Shoulder Press or Back Flys
- Lawnmowers or Triceps Kickbacks
Then do it all over again. Afterwards, you can make a nice Peach/Mango Protein Smoothie to recover!