Epic Smoothie

Tonight at CrossFit, we had a great WOD. It was a really good one for working on my skills in certain lifts and building my strength; it was less of a cardio workout, though. (Also, they wrote the date wrong, this was Wednesday 6/20, not 6/21.)

First, for our strength, we did 5 sets of 3 deadlifts. I did them with 101 pounds.

For the WOD, we did 10 push jerks and 10 chest-to-bar pull-ups (your chest goes up high enough to touch the bar), then 8 of each, then 6 of each, then 4, then 2. This workout was for time–we tried to get all of that done as quickly as possible. I did ring rows instead of pull-ups because I knew I couldn’t do that many.

For the first two sets (the 10 and the 8) I used 57 pounds for my push jerks, but I could tell my arms would give out if I tried to do the rest of the sets with that much weight. Luckily, our trainer had an empty 45 pound bar sitting out from when he was demonstrating, so I switched to that for the 6, 4, and 2 sets.

I finished the workout in 5:38. When I arrive for the 6:15 pm class, the 5:30 class is normally still finishing up, and tonight there were a lot of them there. I watched while I was waiting for the 6:15 to start, and they were BEASTING the workout! Holy cow, that class was packed with all sorts of CrossFit pros. I was really impressed; it was so fun to watch!

In case you are curious, I snapped a picture of our box so you can see what it looks like:

The on-ramp class was doing their WOD after we were finished, so those are the people that you see. Looks like they got to do burpees today!

I was glad our WOD wasn’t cardio-intensive (or long) today because it was a SCORCHER! I got home pretty late because I had to run some errands, and all I wanted was something cool for dinner. I had stocked up on fruit the other day at the grocery, so a smoothie was calling my name! Tonight’s was an epic one, y’all. So so good.

I dumped a bunch of fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries into the blender first. I have found that if I put the frozen stuff in first, the blender spazzes out and I have to stir it up. My blender is very temperamental.

I put about 2 cups of the fresh fruit in. I doubled the smoothie amount so that I can have it again for breakfast, so if you are using these measurements, cut them in half!

Next, I put in about 2-3 cups of frozen strawberries. I also put about 1/2 a cup of frozen chopped kale in. I topped that off with about 1.5 cups of vanilla soy yogurt and about 1/2 a cup of almond milk and blended away.

I love how it looks like a parfait prior to blending!

Once it was pretty much all pureed/blended, I added two scoops of my Warrior Blend vanilla protein powder. Lately, I have been drinking Click coffee protein shakes, so I have been neglecting my Sun Warrior. I forgot how good it is!

I blended that in, and voila! Epic smoothie.

I had the smoothie, a NoBull burger, some greens and some sort of grain for dinner. Re: the grain, I found it on my shelf but have no idea what it is or where it came from. I remember seeing it on my shelf in the pantry, but I have zero recollection of buying it or what it is used for. It was ok, not great. I didn’t eat much of it.

Yum!! I can’t wait to drink the rest of the smoothie for breakfast tomorrow.

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