Been missing your Wellness/Fitness threads that you so faithfully post. Just finished saving all your yummy sounding recipes on my hard drive. Ran across your frosty mocha drink.....looks really delish!
Well, I am getting ready to start working back out again and start eating healthy on a regular basis, AGAIN! (lol funny how it's always again
) Thought I would start out with my walking (yes...again...lol!) and try some yoga to increase my flexability and help stregthen my joints. After I get back in cardio shape, I'll venture back to my stair stepper and tae bo (I had such fun when I did tae bo). Time to break out the gatorade for muscle recovery and drink more water.
Found a little recipe booklet in the store put out by SHAPE magazine....and Ratched's mocha drink made me think of a smoothie recipe in there. My daughter and I thought smoothies would be a better breakfast alternative to not eating or eating junk
. Here it is and it is sooooo yummy, too!
Banan-Mocha CappuccinoBanan-Mocha Cappuccino
In a blender, combine 1 cup nonfat or lowfat vanilla yogurt, 1/4 cup brewed coffee (caffinated or not, hazelnut or vanilla flavored
), 1 banana, 2 tsp cocoa powder (unsweetened) and 2 ice cubes. Blend until smooth.
241 cal, <1g fat, 45g carbs, 14g protein, 3g fiber
"The body is a test tube. You have to put in exactly the right ingredients to get the best reaction out of it."
Have a splendid weekend!
Jun 15, '03
Jnette...I too have a bundle of energy...fortunately my hubby is the same too. How do you like your bowflex...keep seeing them advertised on tv? I have the Total Gym 1500 (Chuck Norris endorses this product), had for about 3 years now & still like it. However, I keep seeing the bowflex & I am really leaning towards getting one. But, for now I walk, do my Total Gym & love my Tae Bo....I really have a good time doing Tae Bo...I know I look silly doing the moves etc...but, whenever I am working out to Billy Blank's tapes...I always end up laughing at myself & having a good time too!
Here's an easy recipe for a smoothie:
one cup of frozen strawberries
one banana cut up
one cup of yogurt (I use the Dannon Vanilla)
one cup of milk or you can use one cup of OJ instead..whatever you perfer.
Turn your blender on for a couple minutes...and voila...a yummy healthy drink! ** Also, you can substitute any fruit you desire...my favories are strawberries & bananas.
Enjoy! Oh, I also enjoy the fitness thread...let's keep it going!
Last edit by funnygirl_rn on Jun 15, '03