Yum. I love this combo. Simple, yummy, healthy.
@__joel are ya vita-mixing all this?
@dearcara- agreed. This is the base of my morning bfast shake. Not usually the vanilla or agave but i throw them in from time to time. Thanks for the comment😊
@captfuzzybuns- nope. I have been using the same $15 blender for almost 5 years... Is made by hamilton beach. Vitamix is my next splurge tho😁 you haveone
@__joel not yet... Getting one soon though 😁
@__joel sometimes you just need a sweet. 😉 I've been putting dates in my almond milk lately too...since I bought my vitamix. 😁 Biggest splurge - got the older version tho. Since I broke the first two blenders ☺
@dearcara ive been adding cinnamon to my almond butter and dunking my dates in it😁👍sooo good. Turns out almond butter isnt just for apples (although I'm convinced i could still live off that combo). Yep my blender smokes on the reg- pretty sure its close to doomsday for it..
@__joel ooh that's a good one. It's funny u say that because I reAd that guy Matt Monarch puts 2 apples in food processor w 3 tbsp of almond butter and a blade it till just till its chopped together, add ground flax as a topping- and it's sooo good. I crave it. 🍎 😁 oh and that's what happened to my blender, and the cracking of the motor. Lol. Must b the kale. 😂
Yours seems to have a lot better ingredients than mine 😁
@lalulubella i have extra ingredients😁
Do you count your caloric intake?
@netikprime nah, i eat what i crave when I'm hungry and go with the flow. Dont worry about protein either, just eat while foods. I'm not ripped or anything but my labs say I'm pretty damn healthy and i feel like a machine😁
@netikprime *i don't worry about protein either
@netikprime damn lol bad grammar... *i eat *whole* foods
@__joel I eat whole foods exclusively, I know about the "poor quality plant protein myth" (haha), but I'm still worried about my nutrients... :/ I just turned 100% vegan a month ago, you know and I still got some concerns. Thanks for your advice. I'm still looking for more, to be honest. ☺ And you LOOK like a machine, too: I can understand how you feel. I'm darn energetic myself, too.
@netikprime heres what i have found to be helpful for me: to keep a healthy supply of testosterone i supp with ~10mg boron/day in addition to a 'vegan' multi (containing the B12, zinc, iron, etc that vegans can have a harder time acquiring through diet). Thats been great for the gym/energy levels there. Ive found that avoiding gluten and non fermented soy is best for my body, and helps me feel cleaner. Gluten and non fermented soy are both mucus forming and personally hard on my GI tract. I live off of quinoa; cold quinoa cereal, hot quinoa with veggie stir fry, etc.. Its very versatile, a source of complete protein, and can be gluten free & non-gmo. I don't know what a you know about it but its an absolute staple for me. I also juice veggies and use a spiralizer to get in more raw veggies. All the #braggs products are fully stocked at my house and of course always have greens & almond milk. Thats a pretty basic outline of how i roll👊. Let me know if you have direct questions- i walked with honors from asu with a degree in human nutrition and a minor in exercise and wellness. Keep the faith bro, you're shredded and obviously very fit✊
Thanks a lot, man. 1⃣I don't know of any gluten related problem I would have these days but I'll read about it more. 2⃣Are you saying it's needless to count your nutrients? I'm measuring everything that goes in my body... ☺For real. I'm 145lb, 5'11ft and 28yo, eating 6 meals a day with 120g protein, 500g carbs and 70g fat. I do 6x60mins lifting per week with 3x10km running and 3x40km cycling. You think I should stop measuring? 😄 I'm a little bored w that, actually. Thanks.
I'm not saying its needless, but I'm saying i personally don't. I used to be meticulous about every calorie, and when i quit that thought process and started just listening to my body i feel like i started to flourish. I'm only concerned with eating a variety of good whole foods and keeping a healthy supply of my vit/mins i told you about. If i crave fat then i eat (healthy) fat. If i feel like i want some protein then i eat that (tempeh, etc). i just pretty much listen and tune in to my body, it tells me everything i need to know if i quiet my mind (and ignore all the numbers/ranges of macronutrients i "should" be getting based on someone else's experiences). Our bodies are different based on so many things, not the least of which is beyond our control: genetics; polymorphisms/assimilation rates/digestive enzymes just to name a few. I do what feels good and makes me and my body thrive. I'm 6'3(ish)" and I'm probably somewhere in the 160-175lb range. I cycle sometimes, run sometimes, do crossfit sometimes, and do yoga sometimes, but usually i do training that is a hybrid of all of the above. I have to mix it up so i keep the passion alive, and continue to grow and address weaknesses. My best advice would be eat what you crave when you crave it and do what you arent good at physically. Its working for me.😁
Haha, super advice! Geez, I'm gonna give these a try. My only concern is UNDERSTANDING what my body needs, not LISTENING to it, though. 😏😄
1⃣How do you know if your body needs carbs, fat or protein exactly? You just look at your foods and pick those you 'want'? 2⃣What do you say to the 'need' to supply your body w protein continuously throughout the day?
@netikprime call it what you want, communication between your brain and your body is essential for you to flourish healthily. I don't worry about the macronutrients. Thats what you aren't understanding. I eat balanced whole foods and that gives me the perfect balance of macronutrients automatically. Thats all i do... Stress free. If i crave it, then i eat it ('desires' and 'cravings' are different I'm sure you understand that). My need for protein is amply supplied by the whole foods it eat every day. Your body has to break down the protein you ingest to aa's to be used and assembled into proteins that are required for different bodily processes. Ingesting a balance of essential aa's is comparable to ingesting a single complete protein. I get probably about 50g pro/day if i had to estimate and I'm progressing more rapidly then when i supplemented 2 or 3 scoops of whey on top of eating meat all day (plus I have way less nitrogenous wastes, bloating, acidity, and gas). I take about 10g of raw sprouted grains protein after i train, and sometimes the morning after a heavier training session. You don't need '20g every two hours' like they say; thats nonsense. Try it out and tell me what you feel. The only way youll learn what works for you is by experimentation. You have ample opportunity based on your training schedule and absolute worst case scenario, if you do feel weaker or lose muscle then you can put it right back on by switching back.
I perfectly understand everything you say and none of them come as a surprise to be honest. You see my eating and training habits have been so severly strict these years that I just don't DARE to understand you... Silly as it may sound. 😣😊What I mean is that I'm sort of fed up with all the counting and hype concerning all my meals, but at the same time I seek improvement in my progress and an elevation in my energy levels. Thus what I seek is reassurrance from people I should trust based on their attitude towards life and fitness. I believe you are one. 😏Switching to full veganism was a serious decision in my life, forgetting about ALL the 'math' in my cuisine will also take some time I believe, but I'll do my best to speed up the process thanks to your generous advice. Much gratitude for that, really. Let me ask you some more things though... 😄1⃣how conscious are you about drinking enough water? How much do you drink per day? 2⃣how about packing food to work/school? Do you also just "eyeball" the amount? 😁 Thanks lot. I really appreciate your replies.
@netikprime in class again bro I'll try to reply tonight
Sure thing. You've already helped me immensly. 👍
Well my man, i don't suggest you do exactly as i do (and i understand that from your perspective that may be a stretch), but experiment a bit and see how you feel! Being super regimented gets old and frankly is just not fun; i speak from experience. ⚡water i am pretty conscious of- i aim for about a gallon, give or take based on my days prior and how i feel physically (from training/drinking alcohol😱, etc). ⚡i pack food daily for PA school and I'm usually here on campus 10-14 hrs/day so i pack 3 meals and a couple snacks. I'll actually take a pic of it all one of these mornings and post it and tag you in it to give you a better idea.😁 but that stuff varies daily, i could use a little more organization actually😉 just need another hour in the day, ha. I'll post that pic soon and will always reply to questions- just may take a bit👊
1⃣Looking forward and thanks a lot.✨😉👍2⃣I'm actually on my way to forget about counting. 😄
3⃣Uhh, then my 2 gallons are prolly a little too much I suppose... 😁I need to go to the toilet every 60mins. At nights I wake up 3 times for that at minimum, too. Should I cut down on my water consumption?😃
Thats too much for me, but based on your activity that may be good for you- I don't know