Hi Friends! How was your Monday? Hopefully your week started off wonderful! Remember that time I used to blog regularly? Ya, sorry that hasn’t been happening lately. On the plus side, I am making some major progress on my school classroom! I am teaching fifth grade math this year, so if you have any tips/suggestions/ideas, send them my way!
I have really been pushing myself in my workouts lately, and I think it’s helping me get stronger. You might have remembered me mentioning HERE that Ryan and I both have a personal trainer we will meet with for five weeks. This was our second week, and I am really enjoying it. My trainer is helping me push myself, and last night he had me lifting a bunch of weights, which is what I need. I told him my fitness goals are to get stronger and faster, so the workouts he is providing me with are perfect for that! As I was working out he told me to make sure to take my protein shake after my workout because my muscles would definitely need it in order to recover as quickly as possible.
Luckily for me, I have got to sample some of the Vega Sport Performance Protein, and this has been perfect for a post workout meal!
I was able to sample this product through my SweatPink Ambassadorship, and I was thrilled to come home to the above box after our vacation to Colorado! I received twelve servings of the vanilla performance protein, and I fell in love with the first smoothie I made!
In the above smoothie I put in about one cup of almond milk, a banana, some strawberries, blueberries, spinach, chia seeds, ice, and almond butter! This was breakfast one morning for me, so I made it pretty filling. I drank this after I did a T25 workout, and a 30 minute cardio/strength workout at the gym. After a good hour of working out, a shake like this not only tasted delicious, but it was exactly what my body needed in order to properly recover.
I went for a run this past weekend, and as you can tell from the picture above I got a little dirty. It didn’t help that it was extremely hot, so my legs were super sweaty, which made all of the dirt stay on my legs. I know, it’s gross. No need to thank me for sharing this lovely picture with you. But after a sweaty, dirty run like this, a Vega Sport performance protein smoothie hit the spot! I love making a cold, refreshing drink to recharge and repair my muscles.
I love that all of the Vega Sport products are plant based and completely natural. I have to stay away from gluten and dairy, which makes finding a good, natural protein powder hard to find. However, Vega Sport products are totally natural and gluten and dairy free. The performance protein is made to improve strength and exercise performance, repair and build muscles, and reduce recovery time between training. I don’t know about you, but all of those things sound awesome to me!
Like I said, I tried the vanilla flavor of protein powder, and every time I used it I made a shake with almond milk, some type of fruit, and ice. One time I tried to make a shake with just almond milk, ice, and the powder, and I didn’t like it very much, so I recommend adding fruit to your shake. With fruit added to the shake, Ryan and I both love it after our workouts. Oh, I also recommend adding spinach to your shakes/smoothies because some extra greens are always a good thing!
I highly recommend heading over HERE to see how you can use the Vega Sport products to Fuel Your Better. You can see what certain products are used for, and what product would be best for your certain needs. These products are a little pricey in my opinion, but I think this is just because the products are all natural and totally plant based. If this is in your budget, or if you can splurge a little bit, I think the Vega Sport products are definitely worth it!
1. Have you tried any of the Vega Sport products? What did you think of it?
2. If you haven’t tried any of their products, which product would you be interested in trying?
3. What do you like to use to refuel after your workouts? Do you have a certain protein powder you like?
4. Totally random question, but do you know any healthy breakfast recipes that are good to make for guests?