I started out this morning teaching a Cardio Intervals group fitness class.
When it comes to creating a group fitness routine, at first, it can seem a bit overwhelming because there are literally endless possibilities of what the class can do. I find that things work best when I keep the routine simple but effective and think about what I like to achieve while I am in a group fitness class.
What I look for in a group fitness class:
- An all-inclusive workout, I don’t want to feel that I barely broke a sweat and I need to hop on the elliptical or lift weights after the class…Believe me, I have been there.
- Fun and motivating atmosphere. I like to truly feel like a team when I am in a group fitness class, and that we are all working together to complete the same challenge.
- Guidance, if I am not sure of a move, if I feel a different muscle working than the one that is described to me, or if I have a question I want to feel comfortable asking my instructor a question.
Today’s workout really challenged the participants. They were sweating by the second round, but we were all able to power through and finish the workout together. What a great way to start the morning 🙂
While driving home, I decided that I really wanted something cold and creamy…kind of like a frappuccino. But instead of pulling into the nearest coffee chop and paying a million dollars for it, I got creative in the kitchen and made a homemade healthier version.
A couple of years ago, Starbucks had a coconut mocha frappuccino. I think it was probably my favorite, but of course it was a limited time only flavor…luckily I figured out how to make it myself!
Healthified Coconut Mocha “Frappe” Swap
- 1/4 cup cooled coffee
- 1/4 unsweetened almond coconut Almond Breeze
- 1 tsp raw cacao powder
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 packet of stevia
- 1/3 frozen banana
- 4 ice cubes
- water until it is the desired consistency (you may not need to add any!)
- 1 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
Combine all ingredients in the blender and blend away! Enjoy in a cup or a bowl 🙂
Calories: 159.9 Fat: 5.9g Carbs: 12.8g Protein: 16.5g
I thought that it had the perfect amount of coconutty flavor, and the actual shredded pieces of coconut gave it a nice texture. I will definitely be making this treat again.
I enjoyed my “frappe” along side some egg whites and salsa.
I hope you all have an amazing and productive Thursday!
Of Possible Interest:
- Common Mistakes When Eating Healthy Food fitsugar.com
- Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares How Sweet Eats <—-These seriously look addicting, and I don’t even like marshmallow!