1200 down, 6900 to go & Warrior Food is not my friend

I finally did the math.  It’s not like it was hard, I just didn’t want it staring me in the face.  So far I’ve done 1200 burpees (60 more to do today), which means I have 6900 to go and will have completed 8100 burpees by the end of my 90 day challenge.  That’s assuming, of course, that I finish.  But I BETTER finish!  

I finally gave Warrior Food another try today and I’m sticking with my “C” rating.  At this point I’d gladly give the rest of the bottle away.  Today I tried mixing it with some of the strongest flavors I could:

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Ingredients:

  • handfull Spinach
  • 1c Cranberry Pomegranate juice (100% juice, no added sugar)
  • 1 banana
  • handful frozen strawberries
  • handful frozen peaches
  • 1tbsp spirulina
  • 1tbsp flax seeds
  • 1tbsp flax seed oil
  • 2tbsp Warrior Food

I’ve found that the cranberry pomegranate juice is a really nice base and makes smoothies a little thinner and sweeter.  I will say for me it’s not the best choice for a morning drink.  I have acid reflux and I think that on top of all the fruit is just too acidic.  I’ll stick with my unsweetened coconut milk in the mornings but will keep using the juice for afternoon smoothies.  

The big bummer is that even with all this flavor I can still taste whatever it is in the Warrior Food that’s making me cringe.  I’m still not sure if it’s the cactus or the stevia.  I know I don’t like most things with stevia but it doesn’t have the normal stevia taste.  I’ve never eaten cactus by itself so that could definitely be it.  Regardless, Warrior Food is not for me. It’s also thicker and mealier than the other powders I’ve tried.

I ordered a jar of the Fat Flush Body Protein I reviewed over here.  While I wasn’t 100% keen on it the first time I tried it, comparatively it’s one of the best.  I really like the minimal ingredients and it’s the only powder I tried that stays white so on the few days that I’d like a smoothie that’s neutral-colored I’ll go with that.  I’m also going to continue using the Supreme Meal powder.  I like the idea of rotating protein powders, just like I like the idea of rotating all of my smoothie ingredients.  I had a nutritionist tell me once that the body likes [healthy] surprises.  She recommended switching up supplements as well.  That idea seems to work for me so I’ll keep rocking it.

I’m still looking for more protein powder ideas.  Let me know if you have a favorite!

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