Power Protein Snack – Chocolate Greek Yogurt with Fresh Blueberries

So yesterday I made up a new hill interval during my lunch break and it about killed me – in a good way.  It definitely woke me up and gave me a break from thinking about work since I had to concentrate on the run. I get bored on treadmills so I like doing intervals because of all of the changes. Here’s what it looked like…it got tough around minute 22:

The Beat Humpday Slumpday Lunchtime Hill Interval

The results…

477 Calories, 4.4 miles, 45 min

This workout was awesome and definitely powered me back up for the rest of the afternoon at work.  Let me get back to the beginning of my day so I can share with you what breakfast and snack got me through that run.  I ate breakfast around 7:30am but I can’t remember what…maybe just a piece of toast with peanut butter?  Then I had this protein power up snack around 11:00am to hopefully get me through my 12:45 lunchtime run without filling me up too much (I prefer to run on at least 2 hrs of an empty stomach so I don’t get cramps, but sometimes I can’t because I get too damn hungry between breakfast and lunch)…

Protein Power Up Snack – Chocolate Protein and 0% All Natural Non Fat Plain Greek Yogurt with Fresh Blueberries
This might not sound good, but I promise it was!  That was the first time I tried it, so it took me a couple of tastes to get it sweet enough.  I mixed together 1/2 scoop of chocolate protein powder (the chocolate version of my favorite kind – Designer Whey), 3/4c Fage (pronounced Fa-yeh!) greek yogurt, 1/2c blueberries, a packet of stevia, and a dash of cinnimon.  This small snack was packed with 27g protein with an added bonus of antioxidants,calcium, and fiber – plus it was good…tasted sort of like a dessert…my fave.