Three Cool Things

Worst blog title ever? Probably. But, it tells you exactly what this post is about! Ha!

This morning, I woke up to the sounds of “ooohs” and “aahhs” coming from the bathroom. (I promise this story is rated PG!) I recently bought a new memory foam mat for our bathroom, so Mal made sure to let me know just how good it felt on his feet when he got out of the shower. Even at 6:11 in the morning, my husband is a total goofball. What a way to start the day!

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Breakfast

Hello, hemp milk. Long time, no see!

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Back when I first started CNC, I used to drink hemp milk all of the time, but, for some reason, I stopped buying it. It’s sort of expensive (less so at Trader Joe’s, which is why I bought it), but it’s so good for you.

According to Dr. Andrew Weil:

Hemp seeds contain a three-to-one ratio of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids and other nutrients include magnesium, phytosterols, ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, calcium, fiber, iron, potassium, phosphorus, riboflavin, niacin and thiamin.

Hemp milk also contains 10 essential amino acids, making it a good vegetarian source of protein as hemp protein does not contain phytates, enzyme inhibitors found in some soy protein that can interfere with the absorption of essential minerals. Hemp protein may also be more digestible than soy protein because unlike soy, it doesn’t contain oligosaccharides, complex sugars that can cause flatulence if not properly broken down during digestion [source].

Hemp is some nutritious stuff! I really want to incorporate it again into my diet. Besides seeds and milk, are there other hemp options out there? Hemp protein, right? Anything else?

For breakfast, I made Overnight Oats in a Jar with rolled oats, hemp milk, chia seeds, walnuts, and raisins. I also added a second scoop of peanut butter to the mix.

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Tabata Coach

The other day, I received an email from Motion Traxx about their new Tabata Coach album, which looks really cool. I love Tabata workouts because they’re quick and dirty and burn some serious calories!

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Tabata Coach features music with audio cues that guide you through various movements, including Jumping Jacks, High Knees, Squat Jumps, and Mountain Climbers, which reminds me a lot of my CrossFit workouts. I figured Tabata Coach would be a great option for those of you who want to try CrossFit, but don’t have a location near you or the funds to become a member. You can buy the Tabata Coach album on iTunes or Amazon.

P.S. Greatist recently released a list of the Top 60 Must-Read Health and Fitness Blogs for 2012, and Carrots ”˜N’ Cake made the list! Woohoo!

73 Comments

  1. ahh I LOVE Jessica Smith!! I’ve been doing her Pilates Power workout everyday for two years!!! no joke. I sound crazy but its true.

  2. My TRX instructor loves the Tabata methods, and in a 60 min. class, it feels like the 10 sec. break is a tease!
    1.) Has anyone used any of the itunes tabata stuff? I was interested in trying the cycling one.
    2.) Also curious if anyone knows a great interval program for elliptical? I can’t run right now and could use the help!

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