First off: shout out to this album. It's pay-what-you-can, all electronic music made by South American women and it's fire. Fave track: Blue Dress.

I've been focusing on activities that make me feel good and make me a better human, they keep me distracted from my negative thinking patterns (mental illness struggles woo) and force me to put my energy into stuff that is positive for my body, mind and/or spirit. One of those activities is going to the gym regularly. I love growing my muscles and feeling strong. I love lifting weights and watching my body wooork. I love the improvements in my physical abilities I notice over time (not trying to be ableist here though!) And I love giving my body what it needs once I'm done a workout. Which is a colourful variety of whole foods, with an emphasis on protein. I like mostly fruit smoothies, sometimes with veggies or greens blended it, and directly post-workout: with protein powder added. 

Ya don't HAVE to do it, I know some people out there think it's better to go 100% au naturelle and not consume any powders or vitamins or supplements of any kind, instead getting all their nutrition from purely whole foods. I'm into that as a philosophical concept, but lately I haven't had much of an appetite, and who has the time to input all their meals into every damn day? Not I. So I take B12 and vitamin D once a week, enjoy superfood powders like spirulina, maca, etc. and add protein powder to my smoothies. Purists can judge away but I'm just doin' me, mkay? I love Vega right now, it tastes great (although they add a little more stevia than I'd like) and has a whackload of nutrients, vitamins and minerals my body needs. It's just convenient. These days I've been into the chocolate one. There are a bunch of other amazing organic vegan protein powders out there too, and I have yet to come across one I dislike. So throw in your personal fave for this recipe, and enjoy!


1 cup pineapple
1 cup frozen berries
1 cup almond milk
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1 scoop of your fave vegan protein powder (or a couple tablespoons of nuts or seeds)

Blend until smooth and enjoy!

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