What happens when a blogger has writers block? I had it last night, and was feeling it today. So, I went to Twitter, and Molly, aka Fluffy Girl, suggested I write about protein shakes/smoothies. It made me chuckle, because I don't know much about shakes, although I've been living on them for breakfast after every morning workout. They're easy to make, fast, and keep me full for a while.
Here are my 2 favorite (and only ones) that I make:
Strawberry Protein Smoothie
Frozen strawberries (about 1 cup) 50 calories
Greek yogurt (I use full fat, about 6 ounces) 200 calories
1 scoop of strawberry protein powder – 110 calories
8oz Unsweetened almond milk 40 calories
You can reduce the calories greatly by using 2% or 0% Greek yogurt. The full fat has lower carbs for me, so I trade the higher calories for lower carbs. Your calories will also vary based on what protein powder you use.
Pumpkin Protein Shake
1/2 c. pure canned pumpkin – 50 calories
1 scoop vanilla protein powder – 110 calories
Greek yogurt (I use full fat, about 6 oz) 200 calories
Unsweetened vanilla almond milk to taste (I use about 8 oz) 40 calories
Pumpkin pie spice, to taste – just sprinkle some in there
Ice – I use about 1/2 cup
Again, your calorie count can vary based on what % Greek yogurt you use and what protein powder you use. Some of you may think the calories on these are too high to enjoy regularly. I use them as a meal replacement for breakfast, so for that purpose, they fit in fine.
Also something you get when a blogger has writers block? A picture of what they wore today. I thought my legs looked damn good, and I don't think I've ever felt that way. So here you go: end of the work day, messed up hair, shiny face, crooked cardigan, messed up belt and some crazy red eyes:
Dress from Lane Bryant (Passport Collection, size 28), 3/4 sleeve cardigan that I swear is more attractive when put on correctly, Old Navy from last year, 3X, belt from Lane Bryant (size 26/28), necklace from a Lane Bryant bin near the register for $2, shoes from Target about 3 years ago.
Any topics you want me to blog about? Leave ideas in the comments here and I'll pull one out for a rainy day!