A Big Thumbs Down To The Sugar Laced Pea

by HEAB on January 14, 2010

I stayed up late last night watching live videos of Haiti on CNN.com. They were so disturbing…I could not even imagine going through something like that. Gosh, I take so much in my life for granted. My heart goes out to all Haitian citizens and to everyone who cannot get in contact with friends or relatives living there. If you’d like to help in some way, you can click here to donate to Partners in Health, an organization dedicated to providing community-based healthcare options for the impoverished, including the people of Haiti.

Honestly, I feel kind of silly talking about my food and exercise after that, but that’s what my blog is about. So, here goes…



2 eggs, 2 La Tortilla Factory tortillas and some Trader Joe’s horseradish hummus. I love dipping the tortillas in the broken egg yolks. I just love eggs, period.

I tried a new product sent to me by a reader. Thanks Gina!


Ready-to-drink protein shakes by Arbonne. These are vegan soy-free protein shakes made with pea protein. I’m not a big shake-on-the-go kind of person. You guys know I love my protein powder, but I’m usually using it in pancakes, ice-cream, or pimped out smoothies. However, I thought it would be nice to have these on hand, and I guzzled one yesterday in-between massage therapy clients and running errands.

What I liked: Easy, convenient, no soy (other than soy lecithin), dairy, or hemp, 20 grams of protein, and lots of vitamins/minerals.


What I didn’t like: It’s sweetened with cane sugar, and contains both sunflower oil & canola oil, both of which I avoid. Coconut oil is about the only oil I ever use. Sunflower, canola, grapeseed, etc. are all full of Omega-6’s…nevermind, I’m getting off the subject here. I’ll save all that stuff for another day. Back to the Figure 8 shake. Although this shake sounds good in theory, I think it’s a bad idea since cane sugar is listed as the third ingredient after water and protein. No thanks. Besides, it tasted like a Slim Fast. Sorry Gina, I really do appreciate you letting me try them!

As far as exercise goes, I’m really enjoying my month of working with Lindsey, and I can’t believe it’s almost half over. I’m loving the short but efficient workouts as well as all the variety, We never do the same workout 2 days in a row. I am missing my yoga classes, but I’m going to stick with the online personal training for the remainder of the month. It’s been a nice change, and I think it’s good to switch things up every so often. There will be plenty of time for downward dogs next month. :)