Saturday, October 3, 2009

Janelle's Awake Shake!

Longing for something more than egg whites and veggies in the am with my oatmeal, I thought about creating something that had a combination of protein, veggie and fruit to have on my way out the door to train clients.

Below is what I came up with and despite the green color and thought of having veggies in your protein smoothie I think you will find it extremely DELISH! Try it out and let me know what you think. You could even call it the "GREEN MONSTER" to get the kids to try...after all it is Halloween month :)

4 ice cubes
1.5 scoops banana whey protein (if you only have vanilla or strawberry that will work too)
1/2 apple
1/2 pear
1 handful of spinach
1 small cucumber, peeled
1/2 cup water, apple juice or skim milk (use only water if trying to cut cals & fruit sugars)
1/2 lime squeezed

Blend all in blender until smooth. ENJOY!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Back from the Olympia!

Well here I am 5 days later and I think I've finally recovered from Vegas! Although I didn't get to sight see and enjoy it as much as I'd like this time around I'm headed back in November to compete in Fitness America and Bikini America and will have my second half with me to enjoy the Vegas fun with!

This month I was there working at the Mr. Olympia Fitness Expo for ISS Research, makers of the yummy Oh Yeah! bars and drinks. My partner in crime, Lori Harder and I had a blast working but also treating ourselves for Sushi at NOBU and joining the other Savage ( ladies at the Oxygen Magazine party.

The show and expo were great, although the flight was sooo long and my layover was delayed to boot :(

The 2009 Mr. Olympia is now three-time winner Jay Cutler! Which is pretty cool considering I'm competing in Jay Cutler's New England NPC show in Boston at the John Hancock at the end of this month -OCTOBER 31st!

Until next time...