Friday, July 22, 2011

Recovery Drink

As I have eluded to in previous posts, I'm giving the whole Paleo Diet thing a shot.  Which makes getting in enough protein somewhat of a challenge, since I can't have anything dairy-based.  Enter in...egg white protein powder.  Find it in your local whole food store, or whole foods section with all of the supplements.

I swear this concoction tastes almost like an Orange Julius.  Remember that sugary goodness from the 90s?  I have no idea if they are still around, but mmmmm.  The secret to the yumminess is to use frozen bananas instead of ice.  So you know those half-rotting bananas you have laying around, that you keep intending to make banana bread with, but never get around to it?  Peel em and freeze em!  I keep a huge ziplock of them in my freezer.  And another huge ziplock of pre-sliced, pre-peeled oranges.  The other secret is to use coconut water or coconut milk instead of water if you need to thin it out a bit.  Or 100% fruit juice like pineapple.

protein powder
frozen nanners
fresh or frozen orange slices (peeled, obviously)
any other fruit you have around (blueberries, strawberries, even watermelon)
fruit juice, coco water, or coco milk

Blend to your desired consistency and enjoy!  Sassy red nails are optional.

The Weekly Un-Update

No more weekly updates for awhile.  I'm always late posting them anyway.  And honestly, there's not a whole lot of excitement going on with my workouts right now.  I had a few weeks of recovery, gluttony, and weight gain.  Now it's back to base training and building back up for Round 2.

So...I'm going to focus more on gear reviews, nutrition ideas, and addressing issues that us average age groupers and back-of-packers face throughout training and racing.  No topic is off-limits for me, so if you have any questions or ideas - send an email to

I'm also working on a blog over-haul.  A spring cleaning of sorts.  Hey, it's summer here, but the weather clearly is still very spring-like.  But I'm not very tech-savvy when it comes to this internets thing.  Got ideas or want to use your skillz to help me?  Send an email to the address above!