Thursday, January 20, 2011

In the quest for good health...

Over the last few months I have been trying to be healthier, get more regular with working out (since just after Christmas this last part has been a fairly decent success), and not eat so much junk. I have been drinking whey (fresh whey, not protein powder) and taking a tablespoon of coconut oil (or 2) every day for the past week. I have been trying to figure out a good way to get these things down without it being gaggy and weird. It's not that they taste gross, because they don't really at all. The oil tastes like coconut, which I like; the whey just tastes mildly like plain yogurt, a little tart. But somehow in liquid form those flavors are harder to get down, especially in oil form.

Who really wants to eat a spoonful of oil?

So, yesterday, I finally started combining them. Drink my whey and coconut oil together before my workout and get it out of the way. Perfect solution. Right...? Maybe. Still, the flavors and oily texture were tough, but I chug it down. It's not much, maybe 1/4-1/2 cup because I melt the oil and dilute the whey in warm water (I had been putting the whey in a full glass, but that just makes more to drink... getting it down in a smaller amount and then drinking plain water works better for me).

This morning I came up with the perfect solution. For reals. I added a spoonful of Ovaltine powder. 1/4 cup of chocolate milk. It completely masked the yogurt taste, and something about the chocolate hides the oily texture... still tasted a little coconutty, but lacked the oiliness that I had been having trouble with. And it packs in a few extra vitamins and minerals. I'm down with that.

...I think my biceps are getting bigger. I'm not sure how I feel about that.

4 comments:

Rachael said...

blend it with a banana...

laura said...

bahaha! awesome.

Jim said...

I hate coconut oil

Matthew said...

Biceps are sexy.