IT Band Pain. Gawdddd my IT bands are always in a constant state of torture. My monthly massages consist of me screaming bloody murder from the pain radiating out of my tight and over worked legs. Anyone else feel my pain?! (See what I did there - so punny!) For my fellow fitness enthisuiants constantly fighting IT band issues, I strongly encourage you to start incorporating some stretches post-workout. I've bookmarked this bad boy and plan to incorporate some much needed post-lifting stretches. Thanks Active.com!
8 Yoga Poses and Stretches for Tight IT Bands
Tumeric Protein Smoothie Bowls. Switching up the beautifully delicious Acai Bowls I've been making lately, I decided to start experimenting with tumeric. I've begun incorporating it into a lot of my meals - and holy yumola. I invented this breakfast - which can literally be throw together in less than 5 minutes and can easily be taken on the go. Simply throw into a blender:
- 8 ice cubes (the more ice, the thicker it'll be!)
- 1/3 cup unsweetened Cashew Milk (I think this is way creamer and more flavorful than almond milk!)
- 1 scoop favorite protein (I love the way PEScience Snickerdoodle tastes in this - but anything will do)
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 teaspoon each of: cinnamon, powdered ginger and tumeric
If you're taking this on the go, you're done. If you're enjoying this at home, I like to pour the mixture into a bowl and top with 1 teaspoon of chia seeds and a 1 teaspoon of Cake Batter Buff Bake (because I'm obsessed and because some healthy fat is great since the bowl is virtually fat free).
Macros for the bowl (without toppings): 171 Calories, 15 carbs, 2 fat, 25 protein, 8 sugar
I hope you give some of the three things I've been loving lately a shot. And if you do, I'd love to hear what you think!!
*As always, all opinions are my own. I'm not being paid to endorse any products I blog about.