Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Old faithful

After the sugar rush I showed you the other day (hey, at least it is good sugars), I thought it best to get back on track. The Double Chocolate Maca Cake is going to have to wait, as I've been using my maca to whip up energy-boosting smoothies and puddings to power me through my day.

I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record, mentioning Brendan Brazier and his Thrive recipes on my blog lately, but this lifestyle is a very big part of mine. Although many of my readers have been drawn to my site by the sight (I like that; two words sounding the same, but with different meanings) of raw cupcakes, that's really not all I eat.

Sure it's fun to "rawify" scrumptious (you know that's got to be my favorite word of all time) unbaked goods and other yummy treats; however, I cannot live on these alone, especially being a mom. I may not be a professional athlete, yet some days, I feel like I've worked out like one.

I find it beneficial to sometimes sip on Nutrient-Rich Shakes to ensure I am getting what I need when I don't always have time to think about it. This old standby from Brendan's first book, simply titled, "Thrive," is the shake he made daily, prior to formulating his convenient Vega version. It has banana (electrolytes), blueberries (antioxidants), pear (natural sugar/fiber), hemp oil (EFAs), flax seeds (Omega 3/fiber), hemp protein (complete protein), chlorella (vitamin B12, chlorophyll, nucleic acids; I also added a large handful of greens, which explains its sludgy color), dairy-free probiotics (good bacteria) and, of course, maca (sterols, alkaloids, glucosinolates).

I just toss all these ingredients in my Blendtec, give it a whirl, and I'm good to go. I feel like the Energizer Bunny. Nothing can stop me now :-)


As for the giveaway world, check out HiHoRosie for a chance to win an ice cream machine. I like to sometimes convert my favorite smoothies into frozen desserts with these. Good luck!