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Jackie Warner’s Protein Shake.

Thu, Dec 31, 2009

Food Glorious Food, Giveaways

Tis the season, huh?

Even though I dont celebrate Christmas per se Im still finding that Im freakin busy as we wind down 2009 & cruise on into 2010.

As a result, please to view this blog entry as the AMAZING’TASTIC video post which never transpired.

Please to imagine a video of me concocting Jackie Warner’s shake (which she was generous enough to share), taste testing, & yammering to you precisely how my tastebuds responded.

(that post is coming in 2010 as the shake has a pretty d*mn interesting texture and one which you need to see to believe)

For today please to print & enjoy The Warner’s protein shake (and know that the clarifications in RED are mine):


1 cup of frozen spinach (I used fresh and just crammed in a bunch of the green. It worked just fine!)
RDA of WHEY PROTEIN (25-30 grams)  (For this I simply bought the lowest carb variety of whey protein I could find and used one serving. It was 25 grams of protein.)
1 cups of frozen mixed berries
BCAA powder (I used the recommended amount on container)
Glutamine powder (same)
L-Carnitine powder (same)
Dash of flax seed oil
Dash of water

Blend & drink!

Yes (it turned out rather thick for me. I added more than a dash of water.)

Yes (it tastes pretty darn good thanks to the berries & the fact I selected FLAVORED whey.)

Yes (for now Im sticking with my met-rex powder plus spinach. For now, anyway.  I wont lie to you.)

*awkward segue into a thisclose to the New Year muzing*

Now, before we wrap  up for 2009—I have one final question to place in your head.

A query which has been on my mind for about a month & to which Ive finally come up with an answer:

What is the biggest thing youve learned about yourself this year?

This has been a year of tremendous learning & growth for me and, if I were to distill it down to its very essence, it is this:

Life balance for me is elusive.  The mere word balance intimates that all things are working together to perfection. This year I learned that HARMONY is the state for which I life-strive. Im working toward all facets of my life existing with compatibility & agreement. Im working toward HARMONY.

And you?

Year end thoughts you’d be willing to share with the proverbial masses?

Musings on The Warner’s protein shake?

Please to hit us all up—-for the last time this year!—in the comments.

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51 Responses to “Jackie Warner’s Protein Shake.”

  1. Kat says:

    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Jackie Warner’s shake. I saw a commercial on her fitness dvd tonight. I am a fan of the simple green smoothie with greens, fruit, whey and flax or chia seeds. Balance is definitely something that I strive for on a daily basis. I have learned alot this year. But mostly, I am learning to hide less and allow myself to fully be. Good stuff. Grateful to know you and sending you love and blessings for 2010.

  2. Andrew(AJH) says:

    A bit of a mixed year for me. Work was tough and not very enjoyable, but the Global Financial conditions made it that way for many. I need to “Choose My Attitude” a bit better relating to work, that is the plan for 2010!

    Fitness wise a mixed year too, battled some injuries, but did it sensibly with some expert medical help. I have learnt a lot regarding massage, stretching and specific exercises and how important these things are for managing your injuries and body in general.

    Running wise, I learnt how fantastic it is to have a regular run partner. Cycling wise I learnt the joy of large group rides and the joy and value to my sanity of cycling regularly socially with a boyhood friend who I had somewhat lost touch with.

    Family wise some health issues for many close to me - trying to cope with the helpless feeling this fills me with.

    Another year of much value and enjoyment from your blog too, and your wonderful new podcast with DG. Keep up the good work, you’re an inspirational person to so many of us.

    And good luck for the marathon!

  3. Fat[free]Me says:

    I learned that I am a lot stronger mentally and physically than I thought. I also learned that the human body is great at repairing and rebuilding itself.

    I love that you are working towards harmony, that is something we should all strive for. I hope 2010 brings you all that want!

  4. Yum Yucky says:

    When I’m challenged, I learned that more is accomplished and a better response is achieved if/when I remain calm and keep my composure instead of being a Freak-a-zoid freakin’ out.

    I shall be kicking much azz in 2010.

  5. Sharon says:

    That shake looks really grainy?!

    I need to see a MizVideo of it first. And you eating. And then I shall :)

  6. Sharon says:

    Oh and I learned this year that I am work loving.

    Thanks in no small part to YOU, Carla.

  7. helen says:

    I have learned a lot this year.

    Mainly that no woman is an island and I need people to help me through.

    To echo Sharon thank you for being on my team.

    In 2010 I shall resemble you and Jackie Warner in my physique :)

  8. Joanna Sutter says:

    I would have to say, “You win some, you learn some” sums up my year. And, boy did I learn some!

    I love you, Miz. Wishing you a year full of balance, good health, and joy!

  9. Weekly Bite says:

    Love this post!

    I’ve learned so much about myself this year. I had my first baby… which is life changing. Becoming a mom was the most eye opening thing.

  10. Nan says:

    Oh lordy I could not do that shake LOL.
    I have learned that even sunshine burns if you get too much.

    All things in moderation.

    xo xo,


  11. Jessica says:

    A very different year for me, but I guess since I have my health and so does my family, that makes it a fabulous year, right? :) Have a great one, dear. :)

  12. girlxoxo says:

    The shake looks interesting - I’m definitely gonna try it. 2009 was the year my organizing skills totally sucked ass and that’s the biggest thing I have to work on in 2010 (who knew kids + laundry = mountain that has to be tackled almost every day or else …).

  13. Jody - Fit at 52 says:

    Interesting shale! No $$ for the extra supplements so… I guess MetRx & my whey protein isolate for now! :-)

    Tomorrow & Monday will be a couple posts on the crazed thoughts of me & 2010.

    Learned about myself in 2009.. I hate “the change”! Hardest time yet for me in perimenopause.. sorry, but true. Also, I can do boxing at 52!

    2010.. gonna have to make some changes & still working on it. Working on being happy with myself. Fitness stuff is the easy part. Real life is hard!

    Happy New Year, Carla! Glad I found your blog & you!

  14. Nettie says:

    Will you do a post on all those supps in Jackie’s shake in 2010?
    Do we really need them? Your thoughts would be appreciated.

    I like the idea of harmony as I am failing miserably at balance.
    I shall steal that from you.

    HAPPY 2010 all!

  15. Helen says:

    I can’t work on something only 50% of the time and get the 100% results I’m looking for. Duh. I know it’s pretty basic but I got that lesson in a big way in 2009.

  16. POD says:

    The shake recipe doesn’t sound too bad. I drink something similar (though not today - got a scan at 8am).
    I learned that no matter how devastated I feel, I am resilient. I think this year topped the year I got the cancer diagnosis. It was an extremely difficult year for me. And I’m still doing just exactly what I need to be doing.
    Love you.

  17. Cindie says:

    I’ve learned that I can do anything if I set my mind to it and break it down into small pieces. I’ve always been an “instant gratification” kind of gal. But this year I was able to train and compete in my first (and 2nd and 3rd) Sprint triathlon ever. And I was able to run in my first 10K. Before I started training, I couldn’t have run for a block without quitting, and swimming…..forget it! But breaking it into small pieces and training consistently was the key.

    I was also able to maintain an 80 lb weight loss for the first time ever, by following the same process I used to lose it. I know it sounds cliche, but it’s now a lifestyle rather than a diet. In 2010 I plan to run a 1/2 marathon, and train for an Olympic tri.

  18. love2eatinpa says:

    i have learned to be kinder to myself, that some things that i do that i think are from my eating disorder are actually normal and i don’t have to feel badly about them. i’ve also learned that if i make an eating mistake, that i need to put it behind me and move forward.
    happy, healthy and balanced new year to you mizfit!

  19. Natalia Burleson says:

    I learned lifestyle change! What it means AND through gaining a lot of weight back, what it DOESN’T mean. Sucky way to learn but knowledge is power! :P

    I learned that worrying about what MAY happen does NOT prepare you for when it DOES happen! Worry is the enemy of faith!

    I couldn’t be more thankful for the lessons of 2009 and I AM ready to use them to my advantage in 2010!!!

    Happy New Year!

  20. Terry says:

    Have a great new years eve Miz.
    Thanks for sharing yourself with us.

  21. Crabby McSlacker says:

    Love the “balance” vs “harmony” notion-I’m going to try thinking that way too!

    And I’m curious too about the supplement stuff in the shake-though I’m half reluctant to find out about yet more stuff we supposedly need that we can’t get enough of from whole foods. Every time I read an expert talking about various aminio acids and minerals etc etc I feel like I should rush out and try some-yet if they all are really necessary I’d have to buy out a whole freakin supplement store to eat breakfast and I’m not sure I want to go that route.

  22. Crabby McSlacker says:

    Oh, and happy new year!

  23. Leah J. Utas says:

    Happy New Year.

  24. Jill says:

    Miz you are brilliant! For me too, balance is a hard one to conquer, but HARMONY? That one I think I could handle! I think it shall be my quest for 2010 to seek harmony in my little life!

    What have I learned? I’ve learned that I am more awesome than I ever gave myself credit for - I would totally hang out with me if I were two people, cause I crack myself up something fierce! :) I know I’ve learned more and much deeper things than this, but this is what came off the top of my head. Need more coffee for deeper thinking.

  25. Terri (@teetee_71) says:

    I am reflecting on this whole 2009 thing this very moment. Going up write my blog with those reflections, but I would say I finally realized I can do it. I can lose weight. I can choose to be healthy and I can also choose not to. I hold the power on both ends. Now…it’s up to me what I do with that. No one can fix this, no one can change it. I have the power! Happy New Year Miz!

  26. karen@fitnessjourney says:

    I have to admit that that shake sounds pretty gross, but if it gives me a Jackie Warneresque body, I’ll suffer!

    The biggest thing I learned about myself this year: I have a lot to learn. I thought that I was working out pretty hard, then I started working with a trainer. Let’s just say, I have miles to go.

  27. Quix says:

    I think the think I’ve learned this year is to listen. To listen to my body when it’s telling me it’s too hurty to workout or it’s not going to lose any more weight. To listen to my mind and really figure out what’s going on up there. To listen to what’s going on in my life to figure out what to do next. I’ve got a long way to go, but I felt like I was a little more aware this year.


  28. Shelley B says:

    I’m sorry, but you lost me when the shake got thick…in my mind, thick shakes should only contain ice cream, milk and chocolate syrup, not spinach and healthy stuff. The video in my head had you making a face when you tasted the shake - did you?

    This year I learned to pause more often before speaking or writing.

  29. Karen says:

    What I learned could fill a book and yet can be summed up in BE STILL and LISTEN.

    Happy new year to you!!

  30. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman says:

    Very insightful look at what you learned in ’09. I learned that I can handle a heckuva lot of pain (I’m undergoing painful treatment for my two busted knees). I also learned that I can be patient when I really need to be.

    Happy New Year!

  31. Sagan says:

    Great last post of the year, Miz.

    I’ve learned this year to open my mind and accept that there are many ways to accomplish or to be just about anything. I’ve learned the importance of doing what I would like to do, rather than what I *think* is the right thing to do. I’ve learned that there’s no one right way to go about doing things and that just because something didn’t work one way, doesn’t mean it can’t work another way!

    This has been a lovely year for growth.

  32. BK says:

    Ummm that protein shake.. yeah I’ll wait for the video.. it just doesn’t sound appealing to me LOL

    This year has been one rollercoaster for me. I’ve gone through a lot of DOWNS but I managed to stay up. The biggest thing I can take away from it all is that I am stronger. I’ve learned that taking time for myself is valuable to maintaining my sanity and provides me with the fuel to be “supermom” to be able to keep up with my kids and their activities. Taking into 2010 the mantra of taking care of ME because if Momma isn’t healthy she can’t do anything for the kids!

  33. Pubsgal says:

    Ooo…that shake sounds…interesting!

    What did I learn in 2009? I’ve learned to trust my physical self. That’s huge for me. What this looks like: I get back on track when my desire for more food overrides my desire to be more fit. I am sustaining my exercise habit, even when there are days that I don’t feel like doing anything, and I’m okay with having *some* days when something light is all I can muster. I’m okay with being in the slow lane on my way to my “goal body.”

  34. 'Drea says:

    My biggest 2009 revelation? I’m too hard on myself.

    So, 2010 shall be the year of compassion…

    Happy New Year

  35. Jenny says:

    Wow. Such a strikingly good point about balance. I definitely learned this year that “balance” is ever-changing. That something that works and “balances” during one moment, may need to be completely recalibrated in another.

    Happy New Year!

  36. Miz says:

    thanks so much for sharing what you’ve learned this year. I’m thankful for & to all of you and look forward to 2010!

  37. Ryan Sullivan says:

    I’ve been trying a new Protein Shake that I’ve really been liking. It tastes good and I feel like my recovery is faster than some other shakes that I’ve tried before. http://idealshape.com/pages/shake

  38. Gina Fit by 41, Maybe 42 says:

    I know I learned stuff, but I have no brain power to express it right now.

    BUT, I do want to wish you and this fabulous blogging community a happy new year.

  39. Katie says:

    Wouldn’t balance be awesome? I definitely struggle with that too. I learned a lot about myself, one of which is that I need balance to be happy….now here’s hoping I learn how to achieve that balance in 2010!

  40. Andrea@WellnessNotes says:

    I’ve learned that life is short and that you should truly cherish every moment. I’ve also learned that I have a hard time “letting go” of things no matter how hard I try…

    Balance? Yes, it’s tricky. And you are right, balance does suggest “perfection” and there is just no such thing. I had never thought of that. I like harmony…

    Happy 2010! :)

  41. Jen, a priorfatgirl says:

    What a great idea, I love the 4 week tele-seminar concept! I defiantly struggle with balance.

  42. Normal to Natalie says:

    i always put fresh spinach in our protein smoothies! so good for you!!!

    and in 2009 I realized that I am capable of sooooo much more than I ever thought possible! oh and that i actually LOVE weight lifting and feeling strong!

  43. Denise W says:

    Balance= wine in one hand and work out dvd in the other.
    Shake=something I do on the dance floor.
    Harmony=hubby and I on most days.
    LIfe=what you make of it.
    Love your site, MizFit!!! Looking forward to the video of you and your blender, chugging this concoction. OY!

  44. iphonekonig says:

    Thanks for the great posting - and happy new year to you all :)

  45. Diana's Body Journey says:

    Of course balance is important. But, my biggest thing I’ve learned is that I need plans and structure to accomplish what I need/want to do. Like to set aside time for myself. To set aside time to reflect on things and gain perspective. And, if I don’t make a definate amount of time, time of day and place to do these things they don’t get done! Everything else, I blelieve, is tied to this reflection time I need scheduled every day.

  46. chris says:

    i believe in 100% whey protein!

  47. Protein shake says:

    hi i have read your post and i like it and i also like to suggest you some protein shakes that really helps you to build your body and makes you charge and it helps in your personnel life.

  48. Christopher Mills says:

    I use Whey protein a lot before and after my bodybuilding routines. Whey helps a lot in building muscles.’“


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