Thick Berry Shake

Hi guys!  Yesterday my brother, Alex, and I went for a great run on the Atlanta Beltline.  We took walking breaks as frequently as possible needed.  Alex hadn't run for two months, so this six mile run was harder for him than normal.  Anyway, by the time we got to our street, we were hungry and impatient so I made us a delicious smoothie!

Post Workout Berry Shake:
Vegan, Gluten Free
This shake is perfect for a snack after a long, hot run.  It has a great, thick consistency but is still nice and cold.  It has more than 20 grams of protein per serving and is packed full of antioxidants, healthy fats, and deliciousness! 
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla soy milk
  • A handful of spinach (optional)
  • 2 cups organic mixed frozen berries
  • 2 scoops Vanilla Bean Plant Fusion Protein Powder
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 Tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cacao nibs
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
Directions:  Blend all ingredients together for the perfect post run smoothie!  Serves: 2

During that run, Alex and I talked about what colleges he wanted to go to, what he wanted to be, where people had gone to college, and so on, and the run went by very quickly.  It took us eighty minutes and I burned 1200+ calories x.x  But it was so fun and I love talking to my brother!  He was worried that he "held me back," but without him I wouldn't have run at all!  I would highly suggest running with a love one.  Remember: you are not running a race, you're spending time with your family/friend/'special' friend to grow closer.  Walking breaks happen at the drop of a hat; unplanned routes are explored; and stopping and staring at dogs in baby carriers is quite all right...

^That's just wrong.

Today, I was pretty sore and didn't know whether or not I should workout (see my Rest Day post, haha).  I did :)  I have a rest day coming up, don't worry!  I did Zwow #68, completing three rounds and 30 jump lunges in 12 minutes.  Then I held a plank...

A FIVE MINUTE PLANK!!!  That's the longest plank I've ever held and I'm so proud!  For the past couple of weeks I've been building up my planking endurance and it's so satisfying to see this number! 

By the way, I've been doing a green smoothie challenge.  This is a challenge where you drink a smoothie with spinach, kale, romaine, etc. every day for 30 days.  I'm on Day 25 :)  I love it!  I've gone through more spinach, naners, and protein powder (Plant Fusion is the BOMB!) than I ever have before.  Everyday it's so nice to wake up and know that my breakfast is going to be healthy, tasty, and prepared in less than five minutes!

Would you ever do a green smoothie or plank-a-day challenge?

Have a great day!


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