Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Vega Shake & Go Smoothie Review

I have a shake every morning for breakfast,  I have a shake after a work out and sometimes for a snack instead of eating a bowl of chips I have....a shake.   When you make a shake there are endless possibilities of what goes in it.  That can be a great thing or if your counting calories it can be a bad thing.

I got to try the Vega Shake & Go Smoothie for the first time this last week.
 Vega Shake & Go Smoothie

Each smoothie is 100 Calories, 2 servings of veggies, 2500 ml Omega 3,6,9 and 11g protein.
They come in 4 flavors. The Choc-a-lot which was great I wished I had mixed it with some skim milk to make chocolate milk but I wasn't thinking :) I also tried the Tropical Tango.  I was surprisingly full after and not still wanting something else to eat.

The main thing I love about this is that its vegan and only 100 calories.  For someone who counts everything they eat its nice knowing I can keep one of these in my purse or gym bag and have it with out feeling guilty after.  Its extremely convenient as well.

These will definitely be a staple in my house now :)   They are great!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

***Fit Lips Review & Giveaway*** CLOSED

Fit lips is 100% natural Canadian-made lip balm.  It was created in the kitchen by the owner Fernanda Lazzoro then brought to a lab in Vancouver to make her dream come true.  The tin containers are 100% recyclable as well and can be re-used as mini storage containers :)

They come in vanilla, peppermint and unscented.  All which are fabulous but my personal favorite is the peppermint.   I brought them to work with me for the girls to try and they all loved them.  Its smooth, and not goopy at all and it leaves your lips feeling really smooth instead of dry after like some other balms. They also work well with other lip products.


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Friday, 5 August 2011

Blue Berry Recovery Smoothie

Blue Berry Recovery Smoothie

.5 C frozen blueberry's
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 C skim milk
1 scoop glutamine
.25 C raw oatmeal
Water if you like it not as thick. 

Makes 1 smoothie
Calories per smoothie 335
Takes 5 mins to make.

Why this is so good for an after work out power drink?

During an intense workout the glutamine levels in your muscles are depleted.  Since glutamine is the most common amino acid in your muscles it is important to refuel after a strenuous work out.  Adding glutamine into a shake with in 30 mins of exercise can help restore strength, stamina and recovery times.  It also helps your body metabolize fat and build new muscles.

Life As I See It [Fitness, Health and Happiness]

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Roasted Asparagus With Poached Egg

Roasted Asparagus With Poached Egg
2 pounds asparagus
4 eggs
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp white vinegar

Lay asparagus on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, balsamic and season with salt and pepper.
Bake at 450 for 15 mins.
Poach 4 eggs.
If you dont know how to poach an egg (like me until yesterday) this is a helpful vid:
How to poach an egg

Divide asparagus onto 4 plates.  Place on egg over each bunch and sprinkle with parm.

Takes 25 mins
Makes 4 servings
Calories: 210