Owweeee! My hamstrings!
Over the past couple of months I have been working with a trainer, learning how to do strength training. Who would have thought, out of all people little not-so-old me would totally get hooked on deadlifting. I have never, ever, not even a little bit, been an athletic person. I would do anything to get out of mandatory sports in high school, which meant that I was always on stage, pretending I knew how to act, or hacking away at thrift store clothes, making costumes. Regardless of my dislike for athletic activity, what person doesn’t want to be fit? So, when my cousin Gretty signed up for this bodybuilding program, I thought why not? And I’m so glad I did! Helloooo results!!! It’s the first time I have ever really noticed a dramatic change in my body from a fitness program. Now, officially hooked, I am training on my own, and still loving it! What are those following me around…oh, shoulder muscles, where did you come from?
I think it’s pretty common knowledge that weight training means increased need for protein, so I have totally gotten into vegan protein powders, especially after a good workout. I came up with this divine combination, which is like a blizzard, but actually GOOD for you. Just 4 ingredients, and it gets you about 30 grams of protein per serving, (if you use the same protein powder and bars as me). That’s more than a 5oz steak! Pssshhh no meat for these muscles, baby! It’s my favourite kind of recipe, just chuck a couple things in a food processor, and enjoy!
Vegan Protein Blizzard:
(Makes two really big filling servings)
2 Vegan Chocolate Protein Bars (I used Vega One Double Chocolate Bar)
4 Frozen Bananas
3/4 – 1 Cup Almond Milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1 Scoop Vegan Protein Powder (I used Vega Sport in Vanilla)
So you have to freeze some bananas. Don’t hate me if you have to wait until tomorrow to make this! Just remain calm and freeze some bananas. I like the bananas to be extra ripe, with lots of brown spots. They taste much sweeter when blended this way. Peel them and cut them into large chunks, and keep a container full in the freezer for future use.
Frozen bananas at the ready? Good. Toss them into a food processor or blender and 3/4 cups of almond milk.
Break your protein bars into small chunks. You could chop it up if you want even cubes, but I like it rustic.
Divide the blizzard into two glasses, or bowls, or whatever, stir in the protein bar chunks, and sprinkle some more on top. That’s it! So easy, delicious, and healthy. Just the way I like it.