New Fall Running Playlist & Favorite Vegan Protein

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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.

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20 responses to “New Fall Running Playlist & Favorite Vegan Protein”

  1. always LOVE your playlists! and i really want to try olly products! seems like they have awesome stuff!

  2. Erin says:

    Love the playlist! B.O.B. by Outkast is on point, love it haha! I started running again, too, since it’s finally cooling off! Although when I run with the double stroller and both babies, I’m easily pushing 50lbs so I’m not sure if it’s really considered running or “fast waddling”. :)

  3. It has to be the right time of day for me to run too LOL!! Love the Olly brand and their vitamins are my favorite! xo, biana –BlovedBoston

  4. Ashley says:

    I just noticed these at Target the other day and wondered how they are! I’ve tried their vitamins before and love the gummy flavors!

  5. Kelly K says:

    I love finding protein supplements that don’t contain Whey and have way more natural ingredients! Definitely checking these out!

  6. Nadine says:

    You always have the best playlists! Several of these songs are on mine already but I will add some more. I remember you talking about Olly vitamins before I think? I haven’t been doing protein smoothies since pregnant, but I will be looking to go back to them for after baby and will 100% keep this in mind. I was real picky about what kind I bought before and did About Time because they are a more natural one and I understood what was in it. This sounds like fabulous option to. Can you find them at Target since they sell their vitamins there? That’s what I hated with About Time, it was online only. GNC is filled with crap and carry nothing natural. It was so annoying.

  7. I have never seen this brand before, I need to find it. I only use vegan protein powder so this is right up my alley! This playlist is so great! I don’t run but it would just as fun to drive to or have a Friday night dance party!

  8. Gentry says:

    I will definitely need to add some of these new songs to my running playlist! I always listen to the same ones and then I get burnt out on them!

  9. kristen says:

    lol at your specifics for running! i get that, i have my own things as well. except i don’t like running with music, i think i am the only person in the world haha. always looking for a new protein powder, this one sounds awesome! i normally add mine to an actual smoothie (the smoothie on its own doesn’t hold me over until lunch, i know, i’m a fatty!) but good to know these ones are good with just water or milk. stupid question, does the cafe mocha one mean coffee? i might try the other one then.

  10. Lindsay says:

    I am always on the hunt for good protein! I also want to take any class you teach so I can hear your playlists!!!

  11. I needed a new rowing playlist, so thanks for sharing yours! ALSO, need to try that protein. Love that it’s vegan. x

  12. That sports bra is adorable and I’m with you – the temp needs to be right, no wind, basically the 7th day of a new moon on an equinox type ish for me to want to run ;) Olly is a great brand, I worked with them on some vitamins and was impressed!

  13. Amy Getz says:

    I always love your music suggestions . . . can’t wait to check them out!!!

  14. Samantha says:

    Great playlist and love your work out gear!

  15. Awesome playlist! I still rock out to Outkast, one of my all time favs <3
    Green Fashionista

  16. Annie says:

    I love Olly protein powder and love that you can actually read and pronounce all of the ingredients! I even feel good about giving my kids it! Love your running mixes, seriously the two mixes I have on my iPhone are your running mixes! So thank you so much! I needed some new tunes!

  17. Angie says:

    Gah! I am the same way- must find right tracks in correct order to allowed for maximum athletic performance. Haha. Gray post and thanks for sharing your list!


  18. Tiffany says:

    I will totally use this mix for my workouts! Love that you have Pat Benetar on there!
    And I will definitely be checking out this protein. I’m so picky about what I use and this sounds great.

  19. Rebecca Jo says:

    I’ve never even tried that name brand before. I am totally trying it! I love anything mocha flavored anyways.

  20. Amy says:

    Music is always so motivating when it comes to workouts, and that protein powder sounds great!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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