Shake & Cake

Tuesday night was uneventful.. Too drained & sore for the gym, so I pulled on my compression socks and watched Law & Order all night. Perfect.

Yesterday I forced myself to go to the gym after work and ended up with a killer workout! 20 mins of HIIT on the treadmill (45 seconds of sprints with 45 secs of recovery) then a 55 minute spin class! My normal ones are 40-45 and the extra 15 mins are NO JOKE!

I had a big veggie filled salad for lunch so I wasn’t feeling any veggies at dinner… I committed the ultimate sin and had a shake and a cake for dinner!

But I can’t keep a secret.. This was a protein smoothie and a protein cake! I tried out a new-to-me protein powder and wasn’t thrilled. However, the shake contained:

4 ice cubes
1 packet Rainbow Light vanilla protein
1 tbsp PB2
1 banana
1.5 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Sprinkle of cinnamon & splenda
1/2 teaspoon Xantham Gum (optional- this just makes it THICK!)

Blend, pour in bowl and eat with a froyo spoon. Optional but really amazing: top with 1/3 cup Kashi GoLean twigs and peanut flour sauce (2 tbsps peanut flour mixed with 1 tbsp water).

Now for the cake. Or muffin. Whatever you wish to call it.

1 tbsp coconut flour
1 tbsp protein powder
1 tbsp PB2
2 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
1 egg white
Optional: apple pie spice (found on!!)

Mix and microwave 2 minutes in large mug. Top with more peanut flour and sugar free maple syrup.

This combo was so filling! I could barely finish the smoothie bowl but obviously, I did. It was the perfect post-sweaty workout treat.

Pictures added at end because I’m blogging from my iPhone.. Really can’t figure out how to add the pics on the app unless it’s at the end! I am so not app-savvy…