Vanilla Green Tea Protein Soft Serve

Vanilla Green Tea Protein Soft ServeAll right gym rats, fitness foodies, flexible dieters, IIFYM-er’s (If It Fits Your Macros) and workout & kitchen wizards: this HIGH-PROTEIN recipe is just for you (and also check out the other High-Protein Recipes, too!).  We’re going to take protein powder “high-brow” by adding in some Matcha green tea powder and using brewed green tea ice cubes to make a frozen vanilla green tea soft serve to remedy those green tea ice cream cravings that just never seem to make it into your daily macros.  All you need is a blender!  Let’s DO THIS!

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My Sports & Training History

Competition PoolMy chief athletic background is in competitive swimming, up and down the lanes in a regulation competition pool as fast as I could go.  I performed reasonably well at the provincial level but certainly never on a national level and my amateur competitive career fizzled out after less than one semester at the varsity level in university.  I returned to swimming as an “adult” (and I still use the term loosely when describing myself) as part of the Masters program (a sanctioned swimming body for recreational and competitive athletes aged 25+).

I took up running as a sport (as opposed to a cruel & punishing form of cross training for swimming) in my first year of working full time after university graduation.  It seemed like a very “adult” thing to do.  I’m pleased to say that my very first road running race was a full marathon (42.2 km or 26.1 mi for my American visitors) because that’s just really how I do things: go big or go home.  I’ve now done three full marathons, seven half marathons and a handful of ten-mile and ten-kilometre races.  I still enjoy getting out for the occasional jaunt, but I’ve hung up my laces in semi-retirement for the tenure of my assignment in the ROK (Republic of Korea, also known as South Korea and not to be confused with the aptly-named Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, our neighbours to the North).

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