Nobody said that being a mum and keeping fit would be easy. I returned to exercise by going skiing (for the very first time) when Harris was just 5 weeks old and the following day I got on my mountain bike and did a loop of the upper red at Laggan and the fun park…in the snow! I love exercising and being outdoors but sometimes you need a little more and this is where gym classes come in – not just any gym class though. Ultimate fitness class in Stonehaven is where its at. My strength has come on leaps and bounds since starting up with Sean who runs the class (he also does PT sessions). The classes gave me the confidence after having Harris to get right in there and become a strong, fighting mama machine (well, I strive to be at least), and to boot it helps when I’m on my bike too.
Over the past couple of months, I lost my mojo – not sure who was hiding it! Anyway, at last, I found it again and got my butt back to class and aren’t I totally stoked that I did! My legs are like jelly and my arms like Olive oil from Popeye (all wobbly). So, to celebrate I want to share my recipe for, what I consider to be, the best protein shake there is! Inspired by a protein shake we had in Ibiza in the summer.
(Makes 3/4 pint) ish
1 tablespoon 100% peanut butter
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1 tablespoon (or however much you normally use) protein powder – I use pea protein
1 small-ish banana
Half pint milk – I use almond or cashew
1 teaspoon chia seeds (optional)
2 ice cubes
Add it all into a blender and wazz it up for a minute or 2 and pour. Lush!