I used to spend hours obsessing over my spin playlists when I used to teach. It had to have the perfect flow, a great transition between songs, and energy. Plus, my studio had projector screens so we could play the music videos that went with the songs. Basically, another task since I am OCD and had to find the latest/greatest song to drop. Also, so many long intros to the videos! These are not mini movies my friends! Now that is one less thing off my plate but I still do have the itch sometimes to make the perfect playlist. Since the weather is hopefully cooling off soon, I am trying to get back into running. I can only run with music, not on a windy day, the perfect temperature out, and when there is lower humidity……you know just a few specifics that have to be right in order for me to motivate. Here is my current playlist that is in the rotation!
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I am a big breakfast grab and go kind of person. I do not have the time in the morning to sit down and have a leisurely breakfast while scrolling through Facebook. My breakfast has to be easily transportable and has to have enough protein to keep me full until lunch. I am suuuuuper picky when it comes to my protein. A lot of cheaper proteins are made with whey isolate or an animal based proteins that then have a lot of cholesterol in it. Plus, I want to be able to read every single ingredient in the list and understand it.
When I was contacted by OLLY to try out their newest product line which is Smoothies, I jumped at the chance. I already use their vitamins so I was familiar with the brand. What I like about the smoothies right off the bat is that there are two serving options. One scoop is a protein packed snack or two scoops is a meal replacement. I have been making them for breakfast and also for a quick snack after work before I teach barre to hold me over until dinner.
This is a Vegan based smoothie line with pea based protein and flaxseed. The sweetener is cane sugar and it contains a prebiotic fiber. My favorite is the Energy Smoothie Cafe Mocha Protein Blend. I actually have replaced my cup of coffee in the mornings with this! I mix mine with almond milk but it tastes really good in water as well. I made Mark one with a scoop of almond butter. It was delicious and packed enough protein to hold him over.
If you liked this playlist make sure to check my previous ones here, and here.
To help spread the word OLLY is giving away fun prizes of an extended supply of the Smoothies, a $500 Target gift card, a $200 gift card to Athleta, and a Harley Pasternak blender. All you have to do to enter is sign up for the OLLY Newsletter here and follow them on Instagram.
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I truly love this product and think it will help give you the boost of energy and real nutrition to help you power through our jam packed multi-tasking days! Thank you to OLLY for sponsoring this post and for the readers who support the brands that back Meet at the Barre.