I have TWO recipes and TWO workouts to share with you. All FOUR are fantastic. (I can do maths!)
First up, the recipes. Both used my favorite protein powder, Click. Seriously, I can’t get enough of the stuff. I’ve already shared an awesome cookie recipe using Click. Now if only they sold their product in Canada, I would be so much happier.
Friday, I made an awesomely yummy smoothie.
- 1 scoop of Click
- 1/4 c. plain greek yogurt
- 1 c unsweetened almond milk
- handful of blueberries
- handful of strawberries
It had a wonderful combination of fruit with a kick of espresso.
My second Click recipe to share with you is a concoction of chocolatey, blueberry goodness. In the form of pancakes. Oh my god, my stomach was so happy with these.
- 1 c flour
- 2 1/4 t baking powder
- 1/4 t salt
- 1 t sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 c unsweetened almond milk
- 1 t vanilla
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 3/4 scoop Click
For the protein frosting:
- Plain greek yogurt
- Unsweetened almond milk
- Click protein powder
Pretty easy directions. Mix all the ingredients then portion it out into about 6 pancakes on the griddle. Place desired amount of blueberries on pancakes as first side is cooking. Stack when finished, top with protein frosting (you can play with the ratio of frosting ingredients for desired consistency), top with more blueberries and chia seeds.
SO GOOD, you guys!!
Now onto the workouts. On Friday, I wasn’t entirely in the mood to do the designated BBB workout, so I decided to whip up my own batch of goodies. I divvied it up between lower and upper body.
Lower Body (10 reps of each move, done 2x through)
- Stability Ball side lunge (L)
- Stability Ball side lunge (R)
- Gliding reverse lunge (L)
- Gliding reverse lunge (R)
- Single leg squat (L)
- Single leg squat (R)
- Single Leg deadlift (L)
- Single Leg deadlift (R)
- Glute squeezes
- Weighted plie squats
Upper Body (10 reps of each move, done 2x through)
- Tricep Dips
- Front raise
- Weighted Arm Circles
- Standing overhead press/Oblique crunch (L)
- Standing overhead press/Oblique crunch (R)
- Kettlebell swings
I managed to get in 20 minutes of spinning just before the workout to get my heart rate up. All in all, the circuit is quick, but effective- I was sore the next morning!
- ♠ V-sits
- ♣ Burpees
- ♥ Kettlebell swings
- ♦ Pushups
I kid you not, I shuffled them almost into respective suits. I must have done about 60 pushups right off the bat, and OF COURSE, most of the burpees were at the bottom of the deck. Yikes. But totally worth it. I was sweaty and ready to have a yummy pizza for dinner. (More on that meal later!)
Anyone have a favorite protein powder? Favorite recipe to use with it??