Entries in Blender Bottle (3)
I have had such an incredible week! This past weekend I rocked the P28 Protein Bread Booth at the Natural Products Expo West with "Billy the Breadman" and Chris C., one of the three brothers that owns New York Bakery. I felt right at home with my fellow east coasters and we definitely had a lot of laughs. It was also really fun to see my friends when they came by the booth to visit me. By Sunday, I was loopy with exhaustion I had a raspy voice to show for it. After enjoying some extra sleep on Monday morning, I didn't have time to be tired and I had to immediately switch gears in preparation for my shoot with Noel Daganta this week at 6 Degree Fitness.
Noel was refreshing to shoot with and he explained that certain poses translates best into print. He is as talented, as he is friendly, and I felt very comfortable shooting with him. After the 5-hour shoot, I indulged in some Chardonnay followed by a fabulous dinner of red potatoes, grilled burger patties and an array of sauteed veggies. I was a happy girl! Although I haven't had any cheat meals scheduled into my diet, these mini mental breaks always rejuvenate me. It makes me even more excited to jump back on plan and get back to the gym.
Today I hit the gym with all new workouts... although I will sheepishly admit that I am sore from yesterday's shoot of holding poses and squeezing muscles. The first part of today's workout included a lot of compound movements using kettlebells followed by weighted abs and a series of twenty 30 second sprints. I finished my sprints in 18:36 with minimal rest between each sprint at a 9.0 speed. I challenge you to try it out and beat my time! It's hard to do that many sprints with such little recovery time, and I had to make sure I tallied each sprint so I wouldn't lose track of how many I had left. Most likely Monday I will be starting a new diet as well and you all know that I'm hoping it includes oatmeal!
Thank you to the team of people that help make it all happen, including 6 Degree Fitness for closing the gym and providing an awesome location for our shoot.
This week on my fitness review series featured on SLLG (Spoiled Little LA Girls) features the amazing Blender Bottle.
I’m one of those crazy fitness people that will pull a chicken breast or protein powder out of my purse at any given moment. A girl has got to get her protein! I usually carry my dry protein powder in a shaker cup and then I can mix it on the go when I am hungry.
There are two problems with other regular shaker cups:
- Leaks: I have been left with a sticky mess on the outside of the shaker or all over my car, gym bag or purse.
- Clumps: Sorry, but I don’t want to chew the protein powder in my shake. The grate on other shakers breaks after getting jammed, comes loose while shaking or gets clogged with powder and leftover milk rendering it useless.
I wasn’t searching for a new protein shaker because I didn’t know the BlenderBottle® existed. Then one morning at the gym, I saw the BlenderBottle® display. After a several times of passing by with a lingering stare, my husband and I decided to buy one. He chose the 28 ounce Original size in black, and I picked out the pretty 20 ounce Mini size in pink (duh). The brilliant design of a freely-moving wire whisk ball (BlenderBall®) is the method behind the madness! This portable mixer blends ingredients into a smooth and light consistency while you shake or swirl.
Aside from protein shakes, the BlenderBottle can also be used for:
- Salad dressings
- Waffle, crepe, french toast and pancake batter
- Yogurt smoothies
- Sauces and marinades
- Omelets, quiche and scrambled eggs
- Water bottle
- Lump-free gravy
- Dry ingredients (ie: cinnamon, Splenda, cake mix)
- Chilled beverages (ie: lemonade, eggnog, iced coffee, cocktails)
Try this Zippy Ginger Salad Dressing from the Blender Bottle site. The fresh ginger and hot chili oil give this a spicy flavor that would be great over chicken, mandarin oranges, scallions + greens. It would also make a great grilled chicken marinade.
- ¼c rice vinegar
- ¼c vegetable oil
- ¼c sesame oil
- 3 tbls hot chili oil
- 4 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
- 3 tbls fresh ground ginger
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp sea salt
Combine all ingredients in BB and shake!
For a gourmet flare, try these BlenderBottle Crepes with sweet or savory fillings of your choice.
- 3 eggs
- 3/4c and 2 tsp skim, rice, soy or almond milk
- 3 tsp wheat flour
- 1 tsp Splenda
- 1 pinch of salt
Heat a large, lightly greased pan over medium heat. Pour approximately 1/4 cup batter on to pan and tilt pan with a circular motion to evenly coat surface.
Cook for 1-2 minutes, until the bottom is slightly brown. Carefully flip crepe and cook other side.
Fill with berries and yogurt, turkey bacon and low fat cheese, baked apples and cinnamon, Cool Whip, Nutella or your favorite crepe filling. You can fold in half, and then fold in half again for quarters or roll it up like a tortilla. Makes 4 crepes.
Pros: BPA-Free plastic, dishwasher safe, easy to clean, convenient, secure lid, large drink/pour spout, versatile for blending anything!
Cons: mix only room temperature or cold ingredients, hot ingredients may build up pressure after being shaken
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Me with a yummy Keri Lynn Ford protein pancake made with Graham Cracker flavored protein powder! I figured I should get the ball rolling and enter my own giveaway. but now it's your turn! Check out the details under the "Giveaways" link in the right-hand column and win your own Blender Bottle! You never know what treats I might have hidden in there for you!