After two weeks of festive WIAW, I decided to give it to ya straight and simple this time, food journal style.
Breakfast - This morning I went the smoothie route. Somehow they make me feel full of nutrients. Today I used Hippie Butter protein powder. Yes, it's made of hemp! Yes, that...which you are thinking of....that's hemp!
According to my nutrition professor, hemp protein is more "biologically available" to your body. Meaning your body absorbs and can use more of the protein than traditional whey blends for example. It also contains the essential Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.
And no you will not fail a drug test for using hemp protein and yes it's legal.
It has a "green" taste, but blends well into smoothies or oatmeal bowls. Today's smoothie bowl had hemp, frozen strawberries, cocoa powder, peanut butter, and was topped with granola.
Head over the Hippie Butter and check out all the hemp products they have. You MUST get your essential fatty acids, so why not chew hemp?
Snack 1- Roasted chick peas with olives and leftover cornbread
Snack 2- apple + v8 + Gatorade preworkout
Post-Workout snack - 100 calorie chocolate muscle milk
Lunch - Kinda a treat meal - I went for leftover pasta and marinara sauce. Pasta NEVER gets old!
Dinner- Ma's Meatloaf + roasted asparagus + red potatoes. I used Kyle's Mamma's meatloaf recipe which I blogged about here.
Tomorrow I'm off to VA for the Norfolk Freedom Half Marathon. To announce...not run...but I did get a run in today. A quite short, quite quick one. 2 miles under 16 minutes.
I "think" I'm going to do a half in January. It will be tough to get all the training in but we'll see.......what do you think?
Would you try hemp protein?
Love and funions,
Carissa & Kyle