vegan protein powder

I have to admit something… I’m really not that fit.

I have so much respect for anyone who exercises around work because I find the whole life admin of it seriously stressful.

The packing your spare clothes, bringing your make-up bag in, waking up earlier or rushing after work to get to class on time, I’m sleepy just thinking of it.

But, I also have a mind that works a mile a minute and while my mental workouts are exhaustive, my physical exertion day-to-day mainly revolves around running for the bus or power-walking past the crowds in central London.

Oh, and I also live on the fourth floor of a flat without a lift so that counts too right?

And, I do really like to hike – I just need to allocate myself time and planning to do them.

Armed with that “new year, new me” feeling, I decided to embark on some exercise classes (kettlebells, dance and boxing) and you know what? The endorphins and even the DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) felt great.

Am I going to keep up the classes? I’m going to try by being more organised and having my gym bag on call with products I have tried, tested and love.

gym kit

EcoTools Travel Detangler, Superdrug, £6.99

Evolve African Orange Aromatic Body Wash Travel Size 60ml, £5

Yes To Cucumber Micellar Water, £3.99

Faith in Nature 3-in-1 Facial Wipes, £3.25

Dr Bronner’s Organic Hand Sanitiser, £4.49

Antipodes Rejoice Face Cream, £28.99

And, as a veteran veggie (and beginner vegan), I always make sure to have a protein drink before or after exercise. Here’s what I put in mine:

Organic vegan protein drink recipe

I blitz together:

  • Pur Ya! vegan protein drink in red banana baobab flavour
  • Linwoods Milled organic flaxseed
  • Suma coconut chips
  • Organic honey
  • Coconut milk (or any nut milk)
  • Frozen cherries (or any frozen fruit of your choice)
  • Wholegood organic raspberry sprinkles
Delphine

About Delphine

Procrastinator. Early bird. Big fan of dogs and the outdoors. Will eat anything vegan (especially if it involves potatoes.) Zero-waste striver. Never without curled lashes.

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