Just started month 2 of Insanity, and for the first month water seemed to be sufficient, along with the occasional protein shake…but in this second month I’m thinking I might need the extra “boost.” I was also recently really ill with a 24-hour bug, and I experienced the miracle that was replenished electrolytes. I saw the light, but it was neon red and filled with high fructose corn syrup… plus 0 protein. I did some recon on the Team Beach Body (Insanity/P90x people) site as well – they assert that taking in a recovery formula with a 4:1 simple carb-protein ratio could significantly refill energy stores and help muscles recover faster…and I am definitely more sore this week than I have been since week one. So I went down to my mad scientist lab and started to formulate the perfect vegan results & recovery formula…
So without further ado – I present to you now the daniellebaldino.com Vegan Insanity Results & Recovery formula aka “Vegans Are People Too” Tropical Drank.
1 packet Emergen-C (I use “1,000 mg Vitamin C” in raspberry but any will probably do)
1/2 scoop vanilla soy protein powder (I use GNC’s own “Natural Brand” non-GMO Isolated Soy Protein)
1/2 cup Trop50 OJ (stevia-sweetened Tropicana)
12 oz. water
2 ice cubes (opt)
Throw it all in a bullet blender, blender, VitaMix, food processor, or use an immersion blender or blender bottle or a freakin butter knife for all I care… Whateva. Drink, enjoy, recover!!!
Please note: if you use a smaller blender, be careful opening it up – the Emergen-C tends to fizz a bit so it might try to overflow. This is also why my drink looks so “creamy” – it’s really not at all, it’s actually quite light. Just bubbly.
NOW, if you will, ALLOW ME TO BLOW YOUR MIND, db.com’ers: I calculated the nutritional info for this shake, then I looked up the Team Beach Body Results & Recovery formula info. Comparing their drink to mine, I was expecting something similar but not quite on par with TBB’s version (story of a vegan’s life). Imagine my complete ego-boost when I realized mine is not only comparable to theirs but actually better! I somehow (seriously, no idea, but somehow) formulated a miracle drink with half the calories, 1/4 of the fat (almost zero), NO CHOLESTEROL (thank to no horrific whey protein), a little less carbs/protein while still maintaining the 4:1 ratio, more than 2x the Vit C, almost 3x the potassium, more than 10x the B-12 and almost 20x the B-6! Holy healthy shit sticks…totally patting myself on the back right now. Hell, I’m doing a double-double-this-this-double-double-that-that on my own back right now (it’s a girl thing). The only big difference is that TBB provides 500% DV of Vit E, and mine only provides 10%. I’m still willing to shrug off the missing 490% to save myself the calories, money and to avoid whey..aren’t you? See below for actual comparison breakdown.
Health Factoids (1 serving=16 oz.)
Calories: 110======TBB: 220 (FOR REAL)
Carb: 32g ========TBB: 40g (THAT’S OK)
Fat: 0.25g========TBB: 1g
Cholesterol: 0mg===TBB: 20mg (YOUR ARTERIES WILL THANK YOU)
Protein: 6.5g======TBB: 10mg (WE’RE STILL GOOD)
Sodium: 145mg ====TBB: 150mg
Vit C: 1700%======TBB: 750%
Potassium: 425mg==TBB: 155mg (YOUR HEART WILL THANK YOU)
Vit B-12: >400% ===TBB: 30% (ENERGY!!!)
Vit B-6: >500%====TBB: 30% (DON’T LET THE DOOR HIT YA WHERE TEH GOOD LORD SPLIT YA)
Oh, and as an added kicked in the Beach Body panties: mine cost roughly 90 cents per serving, whereas they are selling a “30-day supply” (25 servings) for $50-$60 (thats $2 per serving, my little mathmeticians). This is a beautiful day for vegans everywhere.