The two most important meals of the day are…..
What you eat for breakfast literally determines whether you will burn calories all day long, or store calories as fat. Yep, it’s really that simple. The right breakfast sets your blood sugar and hormones for the entire day. A breakfast of pure carbs will put your body into a state of fat storage (no bueno!), while a breakfast of protein mixed with carbs and a touch of fat will create a fat burning machine out of you.
- Pre and Post Workout
Never, ever, go into a strength workout empty. It just does NOT make sense! The goal of a strength workout is to work it out, challenge your body, and work hard. The goal is NOT to burn calories. Therefore, in order to get the most from your body, it needs fuel…just like your car. Would you ever drive your car on the freeway and expect high performance from it without fuel? Duh! You need fuel to fuel your workout. Then, you need to give your body protein after a tough workout so that it can begin the recovery process.
If you ignore your recovery efforts after today’s workout, you can almost be assured that your next workout won’t be as effective. BUT, if you put some love into your body’s ability to recover, your next workout will be AMAZE!
To inspire your next AMAZE workout, here is a brand new recipe from my upcoming cookbook! (Yeppers, I finally found the time to create an entire cookbook of my favorite fitness-focused recipes! Just wait…it’s beyond)
For now, I have been obsessed with this one…
The Ultimate Protein Pancakes
1 Scoop of Protein Powder
1 tsp Coconut oil or Ghee
Add everything to a bowl, stir, and cook on low
This week’s special Blog content:
Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake (with Protein, of course!)
Combine in your blender:
8 oz unsweetened almond milk (I LOVE Califia Farms Vanilla)
1 scoop Jay Robb Egg White protein powder
3 handfuls of frozen spinach
1-2 drops of mint extract or fresh mint leaves
½ frozen banana
Blend on high for 30-60 seconds
Add a small handful of stevia-sweetened chocolate chips and blend on low for 10 seconds. Pour and enjoy!
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As always, I’d love to hear from you. Do you have a good protein smoothie recipe you want to share with us? Please share your thoughts in the Comments section below!