Last week saw the start of the 5 week CrossFit Open and while I’m by no means an elite athlete I like to give it my all and so in this blog I’m sharing with you 1 little change I’m making in my diet to help my body recover that little bit better from these intense workouts.
What is this you might ask!?
Its simply adding “Arrabawn Skim Plus Milk” into my morning smoothies and post work out protein shakes.
“Skim Plus milk is a fat free milk enriched with Iron, Folic Acid and vitamins C, D, E, B2 (Riboflavin) and B12. The skim milk product offers many of the healthy nutrients required for a healthy lifestyle.” (According to Arrabawns website).
After saying that I’m not a huge fan of drinking milk on its own so I tend to add it to things to drink it.
This week, I added it to my morning smoothies:
-200 ml Arrabawn Skim Plus Milk
-One measurement of “Diamond Slim Lite” Protein,
-A handful of Spinach
-200 g of Tesco Frozen Mixed Berries
-25 secs Zap in the Nutri Bullet and its ready to drink. 🙂
Easy as that and with only 318 calories it keeps me full for the morning.
Now I’m not here to explain to you the benefits of milk to our bones, muscles, joints but as a person who also has Arthritis and a replaced hip I’m even more aware of what my body needs and the importance of having at least 3 daily servings of milk/milk products , Iron and these vitamins and so anything that can help with this daily requirement is always going to be given a thumbs up from me.
Stay holistic 🙂
P.s. Here are photos of me doing the 1st and 2nd ‘Open’ workouts and while I’m not saying that it was because of the milk but I’m delighted that I’m managed to complete the 1st workout within the recommended time cap and completed more pull ups in the 2nd workout than ever before! 😜