People ask me from time to time how I do it. I’m a real estate broker, a corporate employee, a blogger, and wear a host of other hats throughout the week. On weekdays, I’m at my office at 7:30, work straight through lunchtime, and don’t leave until 5pm or later. I run the Green Lake Loop every morning, walk the dog for 30-45 minutes every evening, and work on several side projects before i go to bed. On the weekends I’m up early to exercise Lola, then I generally run out to one of our many condominium sites to help the team out, or hold an open house, or research for the coming week. And believe it or not, I still manage to maintain a decent social life (many thanks to the friends that put up with me when they never see me).
So I have two words for you: Protein Smoothie.
A friend, (ok, a jerky ex-boyfriend) introduced me to this recipe about a year ago, and I found that making this smoothie every morning before work really helps me get through the day. Everything in here can be found at the Greenwood Market on 85th.
In the blender (in this order):
- 1 Wallaby organic yogurt. Shake it really well first so the yogurt just comes right out. I alternate between raspberry, strawberry and blueberry but the smoothie always seems to taste the same.
- 1 Scoop of Town & Country Market’s “Show Me the Whey” vanilla whey protein. I have experimented with other protein powders and it’s just not the same. You can find “Show Me the Whey” on the bottom shelf at Greenwood Market, with the vitamins and medicines.
- Frozen fruit. I buy one bag each of frozen organic strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, and I make that last one week (5 smoothies).
- One small splash of orange juice with added calcium. Pulp or no pulp doesn’t make much of a difference.
At this point, if you have a nice quality blender you’re all set. If you’re like me and have a 10-year-old, falling apart blender I let it sit for about 10 minutes so that the fruit can thaw (just enough time to hop in and out of the shower) – otherwise the strawberries make the blender stick. Then drink up, and get ready to have some natural energy! (Maybe you’ll find yourself writing a blog post at 7 in the morning too…)