The classes are freakishly intense and, while I'm thrilled with the results I'm seeing it is VERY difficult being sore 24/7. Enter protein smoothies.
We always have these big containers of whey protein in the kitchen . . . time for me to take advantage!
I knew I wanted my protein smoothie to be berry-based, with a bit of greens and NO dairy, so I concocted the following recipe (which makes enough for two people):
1 cup frozen, mixed berries (or any frozen fruit of your choosing)
1 cup light vanilla soymilk
1 heaping scoop of vanilla whey protein
2 huge handfuls of spinach
Throw it all in a blender, blend, and enjoy. I usually end up adding a little ice to the blender, to make them nice and thick. If you prefer a less frozen texture, this recipe should work just fine!
Spinach? What spinach? You can't even taste it, peeps!
This bag is a pretty good visual interpretation of the smoothie:
Reed Krakoff via Bergdorf Goodman
Deep berry hues on the outside and a nice vanilla finish on the inside. Now if only the bag could help ease sore muscles, too . . .