Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Start your day with protein

Perfect Protein Drink
Magic Bullet Blender
Dymatize ISO 100 Whey Protein
Low Carb Protein Drink

    As runners that have yet to reach that perfect BMI (Body Mass Index) we’re always tracking our weight, or at least should be. We face the ongoing challenge of offsetting the carbs that create sandbags around your waste with other, more efficient fuel for our body.  Runners need to provide something our body can use in place of high sugar carbs. That alternative should be some form of protein. It needs to have minimal carbohydrates with a high level of both protein and calcium. I start everyday with this simple blend, please let me share a cup with you and set you up to get started on your daily protein drink.

    There are four essentials to making a great protein drink:

1.       A blender that can handle anything you put into it. The perfect choice is the Magic Bullet with the ice chopping blade set. Actually, the blender was a really cool birthday gift from the kids and grand kids. It has the power to chop ice into slush level in seconds and you use the container you make it in, as the mug. As you down it on the way out the door, just put the mug in the dishwasher and you’re on your way for another great run. The Magic Bullet makes the whole process super clean, easy and quick.

2.       Next comes about 3 to 5 ice cubes. Protein goes great with the froth of the crushed ice. Something about a slush that cools the pallet and turns a protein drink into a refreshing quick beverage that you can look forward to each morning.

3.       Top the ice off with about 12 ounces of vanilla flavored Unsweetened Almond Milk. The 12 ounces of Almond Milk provides 66% of the calcium for a 2,000 calorie diet, as a runner you may actually need two. It also provides an added 1.5 gram of protein. Other nutrition included is; Vitamin A 15%, Iron 6%, Vitamin D 38%, Vitamin E 20%, and Potassium 8%. All this comes with only 1.5 grams carbohydrates.

4.       Now, add the Dymatize ISO 100 Hydrolyzed 100%Whey Protein Isolate and you’re ready to blend. The ISO 100 provides 25 grams of protein along with another; 7% Potassium and 22% Calcium. In less than a minute you have a super low carb, cool refreshing highly nutritional protein based drink. Depending on you flavor the Dymatize ISO 100 has only 1 or 2 grams of carbohydrate. Compare that to many of the other protein drinks on the shelf an you will understand why they contribute to that sand bag around your waste.

The Vanilla flavor of the Almond Milk goes well with any flavor of protein; I prefer to double up the vanilla flavor with the protein and avoid the extra carb.

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