Remember Eric Estrada? When I was a kid, we used to watch CHiPs on TV, and I'd kind of sick out every time he'd crack a raw egg into a glass and then just drink it. It didn't bother my mom. She raised chickens when she was young, and had no qualms about cracking an egg into a smoothie for us. Except she never called them smoothies. I don't even think that word was invented yet. For some reason, she always called those morning shakes "eggnog" -- although it was nothing like eggnog. *shrug*
Over the years, I became a mom and read all kinds of scary things about raw eggs. Salmonella. And so I wouldn't let the kids eat raw cookie dough ("yuck! raw eggs!") and I changed any recipe I came across that had raw eggs in it.
As my kids got older, I realized I lost the battle about raw cookie dough a long time ago. And then, recently, I suddenly changed my mind about consuming raw eggs myself. What a convenient way to boost the protein in a smoothie! (And in ice cream, as you may have noticed in yesterday's recipe).
So, I had some leftover pineapple from yesterday's ice cream experiment. I had stumbled into a smoothie recipe from Elana's Pantry and felt inspired. Seriously, this is delicious. If you feel squeamish about raw eggs, I do believe there are pasteurized alternatives out there. Or you could leave the eggs out and get your protein elsewhere.
Pina Colada Smoothie
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. canned coconut milk
1 c. frozen pineapple
1 T. coconut oil
2 ice cubes
In a high speed blender, blend the water, coconut milk and pineapple. Then add the coconut oil and egg. Drop in the ice cubes and blend until there are no more large chunks of ice. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!
Today was a gym day. I warmed up by running a bit faster than usual on the treadmill (my speed was 6.7, whatever that means. I still haven't figured it out), then doing 30 leg lifts on the roman chair.
3 rounds for time
Farmer's walk 50 feet, 50# (that's carrying a 50# dumbbell in one hand)
Farmer's walk 50 feet, 50# (holding the dumbbell in the opposite hand)
3 rounds for time
10 deadlift 115#
10 bench press 50#
And this evening, I attended "Hot Hula" class. My hip flexors and quads are feeling it. Excellent fitness day today!