Flat Tire Disaster to Spark Smoothie Extravaganza!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Quote of the Day: "People are either nurturing your strengths or strengthening your weakness" -Rev Run

TGIF!!! Boy did we have a long night last night! It all started when I ran over a nail and got a flat tire. My ever so handy husband decided he could fix it no problem (which he could if the nail didn’t go through my tire sideways).  So…. We went to Wal-Mart and bought a fix a flat kit and Eric set to work. Like I said, the nail went through sideways so fixing it with the little kit proved impossible! After about 2 hours of trying, a few not so nice words, and Eric burning his arm with tire sealant (not fun), he decided to just take the tire off and put on the spare.  Pheww, finally we would be done with this and could go to bed. Of course, it could not be that easy! The flat tire did not seem to want to part with my car. I think it must have been stuck on with tire sealant or something. Good thing Eric works out!  After a lot of tugging, it finally came off. We (meaning Eric) put the spare on, and we finally called it a night around 12:30pm. 12:30pm isn’t too bad, unless you have to wake up at 5AM for boot camp (which I did)!

So you’re thinking, “Enough whining already and what does this have to do with Fitness?” Well it does- I promise.  After our tiring (haha no pun intended) adventure last night, I woke up this morning feeling like I had been run over by a truck. I went to boot camp (thank goodness I teach with two of the sweetest girls in the world), and then came home to make a smoothie. I decided I needed an extra zing to my smoothie, so I decided to add a little morning spark (which is a caffeinated energy powder). I’m usually not a huge fan of spark, but mixed with the right fruit it is downright delicious! So next time you’re having a tough time getting going in the morning, try my Spark Smoothie Extravaganza! (In case you didn’t know Extravaganza is my all time favorite word!)

Lauren’s Spark Smoothie Extravaganza!
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ cup frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blackberries & raspberries)
  • ½ banana (I like mine frozen)
  • ½ scoop vanilla whey protein (you can always use a little extra protein!)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 orange spark packet (if you want to go easy on the caffeine just use ½ a packet)
Directions: Blend and Enjoy!!

Yours truly,

Lauren G.
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5 Responses to “Flat Tire Disaster to Spark Smoothie Extravaganza!”

  1. How much caffeine does it have? I don't like coffee and usually take emergen-C for natural energy from B vitamins, but sometimes a girl needs some caffeine! I know some coffee has about 100mg of it, so I was curious how this compares.


  2. Thanks for visiting my blog. Yours looks really nice. I hope your energy spark lasted with you the rest of the day. Basically every day after lunch feels zapped of energy for me. It stinks that I can't have caffeine!

  3. It has 80mg of caffeine per serving (1 serving is 1/2 a packet). Spark itself is pretty strong, so I only use 1/2 a packet! I feel you though, I have been trying to cut back on my caffeine but today it was a definite necessity!!

  4. I'm definitely adding this to my smoothie next time. What a great idea! I used to add an emergen-C (ala Katie), but sometimes found that without something non-liquid in my stomach first the B vitamins make me a little nauseous. Lauren, does the Spark pictured about have B vitamins in it?

  5. It is pretty delicious! It is like adding orange juice without adding the extra calories and sugar! Spark doesn't have any B-viatmins but it does have 200% of your daily viatmin C!


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