Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Blond Bomb Protein Shake

If any of you have noticed, I have a teeny-tiny-little-bitty-sorta-big-huge fixation on measurements. I have the measurements of the most popular pin-ups and bombshells of the the late-40's to mid-60's written down somewhere. Hell, I know the exact measurements of Betty Grable's legs. (Did you know that her legs were deemed perfectly proportionate and were used to design pantyhose? At least that's what I hear on the Interwebs.)

Anyway, my biggest crush is the legendary Marilyn Monroe - I absolutely adore her. I was reading about her and found out that she had a quite peculiar diet. I'm not a fan of raw carrots and liver for dinner, but what she had religiously for breakfast peaked my interest: warm milk with two whole eggs whisked into it.

Now, stop! No lurching or dry-heaving allowed. Although the whole warm milk thing wouldn't work for me, the idea of sexy Marilyn drinking eggs like Rocky was sort of awesome. I decided to make a few modifications and try it myself. What was born has now become my go-to after weight training shake. If you like eggnog, this shake is for you. Here's what you will need:

• a Blender Bottle*
• 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
• 1 cup egg whites**
• 1 level scoop of vanilla cream elite whey protein powder (30g protein
• 1/8 -1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

*These are available at Walmart for about $6-8. If you are serious about weight lifting or integrating protein shakes into your diet, this is a must. This cannot be used to blend peanut butter, oatmeal or frozen fruit, though. You still need a blender for that.

** Quit gagging! Surprisingly that weird slippery, gelatinous substance you are envisioning sliding down your throat is totally wrong! It is very watery, with almost not semblance of egg white at all. Oh, and if you are concerned about salmonella, many brands are pasteurized and even if they aren't there is a greater chance of you contracting salmonella from under-cooked chicken or picking up staph from a hospital than getting sick from egg whites. True story.

Add ingredients in the order listed. Twist top on tightly, hold the pour spout cover down tightly with two fingers and shake. Decant into a glass or travel mug and enjoy!

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