Monday, January 26, 2009

My Protein Power Shake Breakfast

I'm not a nutrition freak by any stretch of the imagination. I only follow a few loose suggestions that my trainer, Louis Sargeant, has offered. 1) Eat a healthy breakfast as soon as you get up. and 2) Avoid carbs after 3pm (except on evenings when I'm training, in which case I can have them before I train).

The healthy breakfast gets taken care of by my trusty protein power shake that gives me a solid start to my day. It's tastes reasonably good if you don't mind protein powder. I'll share the recipe here.

Ingredients:

1 scoop of vanilla-flavoured protein powder
1 small banana
2 handfuls of berries
1 tablespoon of flax seed oil
2 tablespoons of ground flax seed
Milk

Directions:


Add all ingredients except milk to blender. Add milk until mixture reaches a total of 3 cups. Blend until smooth. Drink immediately after blending or else ingredients will settle and the drink will become "blech-y."

This is what I usually eat for breakfast, but I'm not so stuck on it that I won't go for breakfast with friends and break my routine every so often. My philosophy toward eating is that one should try to eat healthy but still enjoy food, which in my case, means splurging once in a while.

1 comment:

markstraining.com said...

I also have a shake pretty similar. SOmetimes I will leave out the fruit and add peanut butter or oats and honey instead for variety.

I completley agree that a splurge once in a while helps you to keep enjoying food. Also if you remain to a strict diet the whole time, your body can become used to it. A splurge can help shock the body, speed up metabalism and be healthy.