Happy Saturday! Just popping by really quick because I have a few things that are making me feel smart this morning. (Note- “feel” smart, I know I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, but sometimes I “feel” otherwise. Ha ha.)
Taught a quick little boot camp class this morning at the park. The workout was pretty fun and I made a video, so more on that to come.
But, I have a few tips:
If you’re pressed for time, do some HIIT training. High intensity, big moves, short sets. It gets the job done.
And….. make sure to do your squats. He he. No equipment necessary and they can be done anywhere.
Yep, doing the whole head to toe Reebok outfit thing today.
Besides my boot camp this morning I’m resting today. Feeling okay after yesterday’s long run so hoping to keep it that way. Yippee!
Okay. I won’t waste your time. Here’s a few more random quick tips today.
Some of you were asking about egg whites in smoothies. Since I just got a new delivery of my huge jugs the other day and I’ve been making the egg-cellent mocha smoothie pretty often, I thought I’d address it.
Hey, nice jug.
Using pasteurized egg whites in smoothies is safe. Most carton ones you buy at the store are pasteurized and a lot of them even have smoothie recipes on the side. There’s even an egg whites, cold coffee, creamer recipe on the egg whites website. I haven’t tried that one yet.
Here’s a few answers taken directly from the Egg Whites International website that address the issue.
What Are Egg Whites?
Egg whites are exactly that, 100% pure liquid egg whites, just as if you cracked and separated them yourself at home. The only thing we did was to pasteurize them to avoid salmonella. There are no additives or preservatives, no artificial ingredients or food colorings. Egg whites have a naturally light yellow color to them. You will notice this more in the bottle than in the frying pan. The white substance floating on top of the bottles is the same white particle you see when you put an egg in the frying pan. This connects from the egg white to the egg yolk. We leave this in the egg whites because it has the highest concentration of protein in the egg. Just shake up the bottle before using. Egg whites are completely tasteless and odorless.
How Can Egg Whites Be Used?
They can be prepared and eaten the same way you eat eggs today. You can use them in baking and making pancakes or whatever you would normally use eggs for now. However, due to the heat pasteurization process, we do not recommend them for meringues or angel food cake. They do make great omelets and scrambled eggs. Because the yolk is gone, so is the fat and the cholesterol. Therefore, the eggs tend to be fluffier and healthier without the yolk. They also make great smoothies and protein shakes, thanks to the pasteurization process that has eliminated the salmonella threat from drinking raw egg whites. See our Recipes page for more great ideas.
I have another quick tip that I’ve been using with my smoothies this week.
Freeze the almond milk in cubes.
That way when you add the liquid egg whites and everything else you don’t need any additional ice and the consistency is a bit better.
Brilliant, I know.
Here’s the new version since the recipe is a bit modified as well.
Banana Spinach Egg-cellent Mocha Smoothie (STUFT Detox style) 1/2 ripe frozen banana (if you want it more sweet or a little heartier use a whole one) handful of spinach 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk frozen in cubes 1/2 cup egg whites 2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder 1 tablespoon instant espresso sprinkle of cinnamon splash of almond extract additional 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk to help with blending Put everything in the blender and blend. It’s a bit thick, but I like my smoothies thick. Who likes a thinned out smoothie anyway, right?
Banana Spinach Egg-cellent Mocha Smoothie
(STUFT Detox style)
1/2 ripe frozen banana (if you want it more sweet or a little heartier use a whole one)
handful of spinach
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk frozen in cubes
1/2 cup egg whites
2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
1 tablespoon instant espresso
sprinkle of cinnamon
splash of almond extract
additional 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk to help with blending
Put everything in the blender and blend. It’s a bit thick, but I like my smoothies thick. Who likes a thinned out smoothie anyway, right?
Check it out.
Frozen almond milk cubes.
An early morning kitchen helper.
All the other smoothie goods.
A super cute The Universe Knows inspirational mug with a big fat straw to suck it down.
Sometimes things just taste better when you have the right mugs and straws. He he.
Oh, forgot to mention we did the cheap wine and frozen Chinese food for dinner last night courtesy of Trader Joe’s.
This Joseph Handler Sweet Red wine is yummy!
I decided to go all out and really impress the man with this.
What a lucky guy, no? Ha ha.
Okay and I’m really proud of this idea. We’re organizing and doing a bunch of house chores today.
This was my “I’m so cool to think of this idea” invention.
Yep. Wasn’t ready to give away this diaper caddy just yet.
So it is now a “laundry caddy”.
And it has a cool little drawer for all my Handful bra laundry bags.
Oh, and that Costco Kale Salad makes up a great breakfast scramble with eggs and chicken apple sausage.
Off to find some more projects and see what kind of trouble this guy can get into today.
Enjoy your Saturday!
Did you do any squats today?
Fat straws, love them or hate them?
Any fun household tricks with old baby items or anything like that?