Up and at ‘em at 5:02 this morning. I was planning to go to cycle class, but the thought of reading some of my newest magazines tempted me into switching to a cardio machine workout. I spent 45 minutes on the ET with Shape followed by 10 minutes of pull-ups, squats, push-ups, mountain climbers and jumping jacks. Then I was on my way.
Today in Food Lab I am conducting my final project experiment: Effects of Banana On The Sensory Analysis Of Oatmeal. I’m making whipped banana with these variations:
- No Banana (control)
- Frozen ripe
We’ll see which is the best! My classmates will be analyzing the variations.
So I didn’t want to have a big breakfast because there will be lots of oats to eat in lab, plus other people’s experiments.
So it became the first day of smoothie season!
I finally got a chance to use up this packet of You Shake I received this winter. I only used half the packet though. It was 110 calories, 14 grams protein, 12 grams sugar, and 13 grams carbs and contained whey protein, cane juice, strawberries, bananas, vanilla powder (sucrose, vanilla bean).
I do not believe in protein powders. I think you can get plenty of protein from much less expensive whole foods and they are a waste of money, but I did really enjoy this mix. It did make my smoothie really sweet.
The rest of the ingredients included:
- 1 whole banana
- 1 heaping tbsp flax
- 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
- 2 huge handfuls spinach
- 2 handfuls ice cubes (which I dont’ normally add but am finding adds a lot to a smoothie)
Couldn’t taste the spinach at all – delish!
Uncle Sam Giveaway!
Who doesn’t love cereal!? Continuing the cereal theme of this week, here’s your chance to win two boxes of Uncle Sam plus a measuring cup for an exact portion and a coupon for when you run out!
- 2 boxes Uncle Sam Cereal
- 1 Uncle Sam Cereal serving measuring cup
- 1 Uncle Sam Cereal coupon keeper with a $1 off coupon
Just leave a comment by 6pm EST and I’ll announce FIVE WINNERS at dinner. Good luck!
Tales Of Blogging
After lab, I am hanging out with Sarah of Tales Of Expansion today! She’s coming in for a wedding and I needed something to do this afternoon : ) We’re getting lunch and a walk.
See you later!