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Two shakes

Yesterday was a chance to try a combination of ingredients resulting in a super tasting shake or smoothie:

8 oz Almond Milk with 2 oz honey and a teaspoon of honey, 3 tablespoons of Hemp Protein, 1 tablespoon of Flax Seed, 1/2 banana. Blend until smooth.

And, today I got to try Amazing Grass! I made a smoothie with 8 oz Almond Milk, about 2 tablespoons of Amazing Grass, and 8 frozen strawberries. Awesome!!!


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Here’s a recipe I recently found and even tested to use as a sport beverage instead of water. Actually, water isn’t the best choice when exercising hard. It’s important to have carbohydrate and honey provides more vitamins and minerals than sugar or corn based sweeteners.

To make:

1/2 cup honey

1/2 teaspoon Morton Lite Salt

1 pack unsweetened Kool-Aid or Crystal Light

7 1/2 cups water

What do you use as a sport drink??

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Superfood super protein

Introducing a great new product. I found this company right in my backyard while making calls on local businesses. They are right here in Ventura, California and this is good stuff. Number one, it is certified organic brown rice protein powder and it also contains organic coconut, organic Vermont Maple syrup, organic acacia gum (soluble fiber), organic fine vanilla bean, and proprietary Boku Super Enzymes (amylase, protease,bromelain, cellulase, lipase, and alpha-galactosidase papain). In other words, all organic and very little sugar.

So I made a smoothie with almond milk, Boku Super Protein, and 8 frozen strawberries.

They have a website: www.bokusuperfood.com and a toll free number to order yours, 877-boku-food

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Earth Day

Today is Earth Day and I’ve thought about what I can do to do my part and my promise today is to not buy any food product that is packaged in anything more than a cellophane wrapper or bag. No cardboard, no plastic.

What are you doing for Earth Day?

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This morning after a bit of breakfast was a bout of some plyometric exercises. A simple one consists of squat jumps. These are performed by simply squatting then making a vertical jump and landing in the previous squat position. Doing 3 x 20 reps is a good start.

For bone density, plyometrics and or running make for excellent ways to improve bone density, especially in the pelvic, hip, and lumbar spine areas of bone mass.

This dish here above is what Kalli of Fit and Forty Something bestowed upon me.

Then it was included in my breakfast with some oatmeal with banana, almonds and flax seed along with some egg and leftover stir fry.

 Two cups of coffee were consumed prior to workout for ergogenic effect only.

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Weekly pledges

This week I’ve got a few nutritional pledges to share.

First, no calories in any beverage. Only water, tea and coffee. Coffee only before strenuous exercise not a daily ritual.

Eat a meal that’s primarily green (vegetables) at least four times this week.

Have fish at least three times and no beef, chicken or pork, unless they are organic which is unlikely to happen.

Eat a good breakfast, a good lunch and try to make dinner no larger than lunch and breakfast the largest of the day.

Blog nutritionally at least two more times this week.

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…and cottage cheese and flax seed with hemp oil was lunch today. No photo but check out my cycling article at ActiveVentura.com

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