Well hello! The boys just had their last day of preschool. Let the summer mayhem begin. I took full advantage of the last quiet morning I’ll have for awhile. Ha.
Last night I wrote myself some new alarm messages for a little extra motivation.
I ended up having a terrible night’s sleep though. Maybe my self messaging wasn’t a good idea.
I got on the treadmill by 5:30 or so. I passed up my planned speed work session for the second day in a row and did a progression run instead.
Yes, I still have the tag on my shoe and yes, I also had one sock inside out this morning. Classy.
I started out at an 8:20 pace or so and then for miles 5-10 I increased the MPH by .2 each mile. Then ran one more mile as a cool down.
After showering and getting the boys ready I took a little Vega on the road with my new recovery drink (recovery accelerator blended with kale or spinach, apple cider vinegar, water and ice) to drop the boys off and run a few errands.
I thought I’d jump on the throwback Thursday train today since it’s the last day of school and all and show you a couple stellar pictures.
Here’s the boys three years ago during one of our many Costco shopping trips.
Ha ha. How excited do they look?
here’s me in June of 2000.
Yep, that’s right. I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs throughout life too. From being a small teenage gymnast to this and pretty much everywhere in between as well. I have had times of just not being very kind to myself.
It’s never too late to make a change friends. I could get all mushy and such, but I’ll save that for another time.
So, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I love Vega products. In fact, way back when, one of the very first recipe videos the boys and I made used Vega protein powder.
Since we’re on the whole throw back Thursday train now, you can see our video HERE. It makes me smile. Oh gosh, those were the days with “my boyfriend” Bob Harper and taping his workout videos too. Where has the time gone?
I got a very special package of all my favorite Vega Sport products recently.
I use the Vega recovery accelerator on a regular basis and always have at least one Vega Sport gel with me for my races.
I was also sent a couple of their new snack bars and Saviseeds.
Obviously I went for the cocoa kissed Saviseed pack right away.
I’ve never heard of sacha inchi seeds before, but I can tell you that I am now a fan after consuming a pack (or two).
I could have just eaten them out of the bag, but I added them to brown rice cereal. I topped it with a little PB2 before adding some unsweetened coconut milk also, but that was after the picture.
They are delicious! If you like peanut M & M’s, but want a healthy option, you will love these.
I already knew that the Vega Sport Protein powder made delicious smoothies, so I figured I had to experiment a little more with it.
Since we were all about baking those new muffins last weekend, I took it upon myself to make some single serving blueberry protein ones too.
It came out well and everyone loves muffins, especially healthy, huge, single serving blueberry ones, right?
I actually made one again this morning in the microwave just to make sure it was blog worthy.
It is. It is also marvelous topped with NuttZo, but then again, isn’t everything?
Here you go.
Single Serving Blueberry Protein Muffin
14 grams coconut flour (2 tablespoons)
1/2 serving vanilla protein powder (0.6 ounces)
1 egg or 2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
1/4 cup nondairy milk of choice (I used unsweetened coconut milk)
1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Mix all ingredients in small bowl except blueberries until well blended.
Fold in blueberries.
Pour in parchment lined oven safe baking cup or mug.
Bake in the oven at 375 for 20-25 minutes or microwave for 3-4 minutes.
*Note- You can make this muffin a little bigger by using an extra table spoon of coconut flour (21 grams total) and also adding more milk of choice. It will take longer to bake, but will be bigger and more dense. It all depends on your mood. I’ve had it both ways.
Here are a couple pictures of the process.
Yep. I kind of want another one right now.
Oh and here’s a picture that this guy really wanted to show you. Please notice the walkie talkie on his belt. He’s very proud.
Have a great day!
Are all the schools out for summer where you are?
What’s your favorite Vega product? (I know, it’s hard to choose since there are so many. I can’t pick a favorite.)
Do you add protein powder to your baking sometimes?
Vega provided me with these products. The opinions and creations are my own.