Tuesday was a busy day and after a long day at the office, I was really exhausted. My legs felt it from Monday's workout and decided to take a rest day. After you exercise, your body is trying to rebuild and repair any of those muscles that were torn during your workout. Time is important. Without giving your body enough time to rebuild and repair, you end up doing more damage than before. That's why it's common not to exercise the same body part two days in a row. Tuesday's dinner was left over burgers that we made last week! Delicious :)
I was back to business on Wednesday. I started my day with a hearty breakfast. Scrambled eggs and Broccoli. It was so hardy I couldn't finish it and ate the rest for lunch after I finished my workout.
I also had a great smoothie for lunch. It was full of tropical flavor. I tested Jay Robb's pineapple whey protein. I use this protein powder over other brands mostly because it doesn't have many extra additives. I'd rate the flavor a 7/10. It was good, but I like the Orange flavor much better...
I spent the rest of my afternoon with the family. My sister cooked up a favorite Indian Dish - Malai Kofta. We all needed a walk after dinner. We ended going on an adventure trying to follow a bunch of firetrucks that passed by. We couldn't figure out what the commotion was all about, but we got a nice walk out of it.
I was actually still pretty full from yesterday that I skipped breakfast today and enjoyed a Iced Coffee...recipe coming soon ;) But in the meantime here's that recipe for the smoothie that helped me recover from my sweaty workout...
Pineapple Mango Smoothie
1/4 mango chunks
1/4 cup pineapple chunks
1/2 cup ice
1 cup almond milk
1 scoop Jay Robb Pineapple Whey
Blend together for a creamy tropical post-workout drink.