Sunday, March 10, 2013

My Protein Shake...

The summer before I graduated from San Francisco State University, the reality show, Work Out, premiered on Bravo TV. I loved watching the main character of the show, Jackie Warner, and her adventures as a lesbian living in Los Angeles County and owner of Sky Sport Gym and Spa. At the time, I often contemplated the idea of moving to L.A. after college, and dreamed of what my life could be like in allegedly cheaper Southern California.

Fast forward to now...I'm still living in San Francisco and Work Out was cancelled many years ago. But when the show was on the air, Jackie once shared her favorite protein shake recipe and I still make an adapted version of it to this day.


3/4 Cup Frozen Organic Blueberries (No Sugar Added)
1/4 Cup Frozen Organic Strawberries (No Sugar Added)
1 Scoop Isopure Brand Zero Carb Protein Powder (Creamy Vanilla Flavored)
1/2 Tablespoon Greens Plus Brand Wild Berry Burst Powder
1/2 Tablespoon GNC Brand Certified Organic Flax Seed Oil
2 Tablespoons Optimum Nutrition Brand 2222 Liquid Amino Acid Supplement (Fruit Punch Flavored)
1/2 Cup Hot Water


In a blender, add blueberries, strawberries, protein powder, greens powder, flax seed oil, liquid amino acid and hot water. Wait about 30-60 seconds for hot water to penetrate frozen fruit. Then, blend on high power for about 2 minutes until smooth.

If you would like a creamier, sweeter shake, add 1/2 a fresh banana before blending.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving (Serving Size is One Shake, No Banana):

307 Calories
21g Carbohydrates
8g Fat
37g Protein

Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Change...

After playing Tinker Bell beggin' for "likes" on Facebook, I pondered my blog for many days and realized that some aspects definitely needed to be tweaked. As for writing so much about the San Francisco history I was exploring, turns out I wasn't as interested in doing it as I thought I would be. So, the San Francisco Beacon is resurrected as a blog about my day-to-day, inside the life of a long-time San Francisco resident. Hope you enjoy the new direction.

<3 FP :-)