Yankeegirl - I just have an immersion blender (current incarnation is an Oster). In the proportions I mentioned the mixture is fluid enough that spinach isn't too compacted to blend. I don't use frozen ingredients in my smoothies as the motor on immersion blenders just isn't powerful enough to grind through it.
MATREXX - U stated U have a smoothie after workout - what type of blender do U use as I C U put spinach in it. I love smoothies, use a blender because I like to add some ice & crush it & I use protein powder from Andrew Lessman that I buy on t.v. - LOVE it - I just started drinking almond milk - have always used skim milk. Thanks for any info - and thanks to everyone that answered me, that was great advice.
I also work out early in the morning. My preworkout snack is simply a scoop of protein powder in water along with a litre of water. My preferred protein is Vega chocolate. Then after I workout I have breakfast which is currently a smoothie of 1 scoop protein powder, 2 tbsp peanut butter, 1 cup spinach and 1 cup almond milk. I have the smoothie within about 30 mins finishing my workout.
Edited by: MATREXX at: 1/21/2013 (13:00)
Fitness Minutes: (2,572)
67 1/21/13 11:56 A
I work out after I get off from work so instead of breakfast I'm dealing with should I eat dinner or not. For me I get off between 5-6PM and I'm at the gym til either 7:30-8:30PM depending on the night and how many classes I attend so waiting til 9 to eat my entire dinner just doesn't work for me. So days I know its going to be 9PM I eat a larger lunch to account for a smaller dinner and then when I get off of work I eat something really small like yogurt/fiber bar just to get me through the 2 hours without being to feel hungry and tired.
After its a smaller dinner than normal but its mostly filled with protein. I've always been told protein after you work out is the best bet.
Fitness Minutes: (5,095)
285 1/21/13 11:13 A
Yeah, A small piece of fruit is good or maybe some Greek yogurt. I go back and forth between eating/not eating before working out. I only recently really started eating before hand. But typically I don't eat anything before and then have a protein shake shortly after I am done with my workout.
Fitness Minutes: (112,042)
46,222 1/21/13 7:22 A
A few years ago I attended a nutrition seminar led by Nancy Clark, one of the country's premier sports dietitians, and she actually recommende doing what you stated. Eat a little something beore your workout, then when you are done eat the rest of your breakfast. Her suggestions before working out were quite simple--a glass of juice, banana, 1/2 a small bagel.
I hope this helps!
Fitness Minutes: (85,876)
11,168 1/21/13 6:40 A
I exercise early and don't eat breakfast until after. I would suggest eating a banana as something light before workout.
I often get up early before my hubby and like to exercise. I don't want to eat breakfast without him but need a little something before exercising. I then will eat my regular breakfast such as oatmeal, an english muffin or bagel thin after he is up. What are some good, low cal, energy filled foods I could have before exercising (nothing too high cal naturally). Thank you in advance.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.