Good evening love doves!! How are ya?
Please say sunny and dandy because surprisingly that is how it’s going in Upstate New York! I know, shocker.
Oh, and I basically drooled over all of your favorite pancake recipes. I think my spring break is going to include my fair share of pancakes, don’t you? <3
In other news, because of the sunny deliciousness weather we have been experiencing, I had to hit the pavement. It was calling my name. It was just me, the music, and Darren. So in love.
My getup was ORANGE style:
Darren on my left, as uge.
I pounded out a six-mile fun run, give or take 59 minutes (stoplight every two minutes, awesome). My Garmin pace was 9:54, but lord knows that the stoplights ruined my awesomesauce pace that I was ripping. Yup just used that as a verb.
Immediately after every workout, I down a recovery smoothie. Usually the recipe includes dates, banana, protein powder, dulse, xanthan gum, and EFA oil, but we were all out of dates. I KNOW I didn’t know what to do with myself…
SO I used my girl scout superpowers and got thrifty. (side note: I was never a girl scout I just like to pretend I was)
What does a girl do when she’s all out of delicious dates? She finds the next best dried fruit in her house. In my case, it was dried figs.
Yup, Figgy Smoothie to the rescue!
Figgy Recovery Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup dried figs
- 1 tsp. dulse flakes
- 1 tsp. xanthan gum (optional)
- 1 tsp. EFA oil (or other oil of choice)
- 1 (heaping) tbsp. protein powder (I roll with Vega Vanilla Sport)
- 2 cups water
- Bend, baby, blend! Enjoy in a bowl, with a spoon. Only way to go.
I went with my favorite Pooh mug. It is giant, adorable, and makes me feel like a child again:)
This recovery smoothie recipe is based on Brendan Brazier’s recovery smoothie from his book, The Thrive Diet. I’ve found that this smoothie gives my muscles the refuel they need immediately after working out (no matter how hard or easy!), and reduces soreness and cravings by a million.
So even if you didn’t just work out, you should make it anyway. Because it’s really, really good. This was one of those times when you get to the bottom of the mug and think to yourself, Wait, wasn’t there more than this before? I swear I didn’t eat all of that already..
Well guess what self, you just did.
See you tomorrow boos!!
What should I roll with for dinner?
I’m really indecisive when it comes to food. I just want everything!
Favorite post-workout smoothie or snack?
This son of a gun.
What was your Thursday workout?
Six mile fun run in the sun:)