Eat Run Lose

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mango springs eternal February 13, 2011

Filed under: fruit,general laziness,protein,smoothies — eatrunlose @ 6:34 pm

scout front, snickers back

it made it up to 45 degrees here today (gasp!). the 18 year old southern california me is shuddering at the fact that 33 year old me thinks its warm enough to wear capri yoga pants outside. husband and i took the dogs for a walk this afternoon, after a month and a half of doing nothing but sitting on their collective arses, they are a bit pooped. this makes me happy considering they are not whining to go out back every 5 minutes.

after our trek, i was very hungry, but not ready for an actual meal. considering how sweltering it was outside, a tropical mood struck. i needed to consume some protein, but nothing sounded good. while looking thru my fridge i found a mango, and greek yogurt which is lousy with protein, and quite tasty too. thus i give you my version of a mango lassi.

 

mango tango

  • 1 cup greek yogurt*
  • 1 mango
  • agave syrup to taste
  • a dash of water or orange juice

peel and dice your mango into about 1.5 inch pieces. throw mango, and yogurt in a blender and blitz. add juice as needed to help move things along. taste and add agave syrup to adjust taste as warranted.

 

 

 

 

*when choosing greek yogurt, choose a good quality one. look at the ingredients list, and the shorter the list the better. some of my faves are athenos and trader joes 2% greek yogurt. if you cannot find good yogurt, get plain american style yogurt and line a seive with coffee filters and drain all the whey (liquid) out until the yogurt is super thick. usually over nite does the trick.

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happiness January 10, 2011

Filed under: fruit,protein,smoothies — eatrunlose @ 6:26 pm

is a smoothie done right.

i have been experimenting with protein smoothies, and i cannot lie, its pretty gross sometimes. i don’t understand why people claim to have the best tasting protein powder in the whole freakin universe (yes, some have made that claim…probably) and i, like the sucker i am fall for it. i buy it up and then i taste it…and i want to gag. then husband gets mad that i have tubs of gross protein powder that my dogs will not even touch (and that is saying a lot).

So I have taken it upon myself to create my own best tasting smoothie in the universe (…probably)

awesome smoothie

awesome smoothie

1 frozen banana (zap in the micro on 50% for 30 seconds if needed to soften up just a tad)

1/2 a 12 oz bag of frozen cherries

1 1/2 tbs torani sugar free black cherry syrup

1 c  organic vanilla soy milk

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (mine was soy)

drop in blender and whip up to desired consistancy and top with a bit of sugar free whip cream if desired.

enjoy.