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A Morning Shake That Will Feed Your Body and Sustain Your Health
Below is a YouTube Video that you can listen and watch where I explain about the ingredients I use for my morning shake, the why.
When I am out, either by myself or with my family, I am a born people watcher. I can’t help it. I like to observe what someone is eating, are they healthy, and how they look. At times I will see someone that looks amazing and to the chagrin of my wife, I will walk up and say, “Hey, you look great! Can you tell me about what you eat? What your habits are?” Yeah, I am not shy. Over the years I have been blessed to know individuals in the fitness industry and those that just have healthy habits who love to share on social media what they eat. Just the other day my friend Daniel Graveel, owner at Xtreme Fitness & Cycling Studio in St. Petersburg, FL, shared this amazing looking dish. Fresh trout with avocado, sautéed Tuscan kale, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cranberries, and goat cheese.
“The point?” We learn from each other so anytime you have something good you have concocted, share it with us on Facebook, Instagram (FitArchon), or email us and we will post it. By being a community of healthy individuals, by sharing what we know and experience, we can help others who have goals of their own. “You can be an inspiration.”
“OK, let me finally get to it, unless you have watch the video already.” Here is the video for you.
The Morning Shake Ingredients
- 8oz Almond Milk
- 4oz Filtered Water
- 1 Tbs Almond Butter
- Vega Sport Protein
- 1/2 Banana
- 3-4 Strawberries
- ½ Cup Raw Oats
I try to stay as organic as I can…
I throw this concoction into my Nija and blend away. Add some ice if you like. A trick I like to use is chopping up bananas in advance and freezing them. I then use them in replacement of my ice cubes.
So, this shake sustains me for quite a while as my mornings to lunch are very busy; therefore, sometimes getting a snack in can be difficult. This can be a great lunch shake as well.
Let’s talk protein
Years a go a friend of mine, Mark, became a rep for a company called Vega. He was trying to get me to try their protein, but I had reservations. Probably the same that most of you would have.
“Ewww, a vegan shake is that green stuff, right?”
“I am not vegan so why would I drink a vegan shake?”
“I am trying to gain muscle! I do not want to lose it!”
“It’s more expensive versus whey.”
Not only did I respond in this way, I get this response all the time when I refer this protein to others. So, let me touch on these responses as I obviously became a convert.
“Ewww, a vegan shake is that green stuff right?” Wrong. Yes, some vegan drinks are green, but often those have different purposes and benefits. Vega One Sport was created for those of us that are gym rats or have active lifestyles. There is vanilla (My favorite), chocolate, berry, and mocha.
“I am not vegan so why would I drink a vegan shake?” Veganage not required. “I just made that word up.” I am a carnivore, so believe me I love my cave man diet; however, I do recognize the benefits of incorporating some of the foods and habits of my vegan brothers and sisters. Plant based organic foods in Vega are Non-GMO Project Certified, Vegan Certified, and Choice Certified for sport. This product is made without gluten, if you are conscientious about gluten or have an allergy. Vega Sport is also dairy and soy free. You can read more about the specifics by Clicking Here.
“I am trying to gain muscle! I do not want to lose it!” Last year I exclusively used Vega One Sport and gained 10 LBS of lean muscle weight.
“It’s more expensive versus whey.” Yep! But not as expensive as long-term use of poor ingredient proteins will be on your health. Especially on the liver. In addition, the organic ingredients will support a healthier immune system as well. Click here for more detailed information regarding Vega One versus Whey.
Are you anti-whey?
Now it may come across that I am anti-whey. Not true! I have incorporated pure whey into other aspects of my diet at times depending on a blend I am making where my Vega One Sport is not the right choice to mix. Remember, quality here is important as well. Don’t go cheap!
I hope you enjoy my shake and I hope you learned something new. If you have your own recipes that you think are fantastic, please share them as we would love to learn from you as well.
Remember, I am not a nutritionist. Read the labels and make sure that the ingredients are right for you.
ARCHON “Rule your Body. Rule your Mind.”
Don Sprouse, NSCA-CPT, Owner