Today’s Workout, Breakfast, & A Low Cal Protein Smoothie.


I couldn’t sit still this morning and maybe it was the three cups of coffee I had. But I needed to get up and do something, so I made a quick breakfast and got ready for a workout. My breakfast was half a whole wheat bagel with cream cheese, 3 egg white + 1 egg mozzarella scramble, and avocado slices.

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I started my workout with a one mile walk, a quick stretch, followed by an eight mile run, and then did 10 minutes of stair sprinting. My apartment complex has huge stairs that are perfect for sprinting. If you don’t have a gym, just find a stairway to climb.


After my workout, I showered off and then whipped up a delicious protein smoothie.


It’s hard to make smoothies super sweet without adding globs of sugar or fruit juice. The secret to cutting out sugar and fruit juice is to add a drink mix. I use the 100% natural True drink mixes for flavor.


This smoothie had 1 large banana, 4 cups water, 4 cups ice, 1 serving genisoy protein, and 1 packet of True drink mix.


Blend on high for one minutes!


While the smoothie was blending, I stole some goldfish 😉 Okay, I stole a lot of goldfish.


This smoothie recipe makes 7-8 cups. It’s a little over 200 calories with 25 grams of protein for the entire thing. Sometimes instead of the drink mix, I use chocolate cocoa powder for dessert.


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  • Lexie

    That’s my favorite breakfast too!!

    Btw I LOVE your blog. You’re my blogging role-model. Feel free to check out my new blog that I just started. I would love to hear any advice from you!

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  • Alyssa

    That leg definition!

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  • Jessica

    I love your blog! You’re such an inspiration to me, I really would love to have you help me in my weight loss journey. I would like to lose 120 pounds so I can reach my goal weight of 150. I lack motivation and choosing healthy foods and not binging on unhealthy foods. Please help!

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  • Shelly

    This smoothie sounds great….is this recipe 1 serving? You said in your post that it makes 7-8 cups and that just seems like a lot. 🙂

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  • Mariah

    You are such an inspiration, Taralynn. I have been following your blog for YEARS, and it’s amazing to see the beautiful young lady you have become. Thank you for being such a wonderful encouragement. May God continue to pour His blessings upon you! 🙂

    Why do you use genisoy protein? Do you recommend it? I usually buy whey protein from Swanson or the optimum nutrition vanilla whey protein. Thanks! 🙂

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  • Alya

    How long do you wait after eating breakfast to work out? Also keep up the great work, I love your blog!

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  • Amanda

    Your legs! O.o My goal. Haha. Where do you get your protein??

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  • Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out

    Sounds like an intense workout! That smoothie looks like a great refuel 🙂

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  • Gwynne Finlay

    I was just wondering how you chose what protein to get? I’m thinking of starting to add it to my smoothies but I have no idea how to shop for protein powder, so how did you go about it?

    Love your blog by the way!

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  • Janine

    Have you ever tried Alive! soy protein ultra shake? I’ve been blending it with Dark chocolate Almond milk and pb2. It’s amazing and has sooooo many vitamins, minerals and healthy whole food ingredients. It gives me so much energy and keeps me full for ages!

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  • Ashley Gabrielle

    So I like your Nike shoes…I have the same ones in the same color haha.

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  • katie

    Im doing some stairs in my town tonight after work. It goes in a loop around the block which consists of running up about 150 stairs then running uphill and then downhill back to the stairs. Kills me everytime!

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  • Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy

    1. Try cream cheese ON OMLETTES!

    2. That polka dot smoothie looks like tapioca pearls.

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  • shannon

    Do you store your left over smoothies in the fridge? If so when your ready to drink do your just stir and pour or reblend?

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  • Emily

    Is that a high-power brand blender? I have a smoothie almost everyday and I just have a normal blender. I’m thinking it is worth it to buy a high-speed one, I just don’t know what type–so many!

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    • Mary

      I use the nutribullet and I LOVE it!!!

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  • Jessica

    I’m going to have to check out the True Orange drink mix. Mango Orange sounds right up my alley! 🙂

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  • Amal

    Awesome! Love your posts! But what is that white blob in the blender? I thought it was greek yogurt or something.

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    • Patricia

      It looks like ice cream or something along those lines. It doesn’t look like ice per say, if it is ice, I would say you should use a water filter to fill your trays up. It looks too white!

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    • shannon

      I think it’s the ice cubes

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  • Brittany

    8 miles?! You go girl! I have only ran about 6 miles, I guess I have some work to do 🙂 And the smoothie looks amazing!

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