perfect creamy protein shake

by purelytwins

Good morning friends!

How is everyone doing today? We hope you answered – great!

Our day yesterday was just superb.  Maybe it was that it was hot and sunny. Or maybe it was that we enjoyed the perfect creamy protein shake.

Maybe it was a combo of everything.  Anyways we had excellent day.  Love those days when you just feel good all day long and you don’t let anything upset you. Anyone else?


twins working out

To add to our feel good day we filmed another #purelyfitlife workout late afternoon. We did not workout first thing in the morning like we normally do. Even though we enjoy working out in the daylight we do love getting our workouts done first thing in the morning. But changing it up is fun too.

We also did our 50 push-ups for Michelle’s personal goal and did practice our headstands for my personal goal.


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Started our morning with lemon water. Talked about the agenda for the day. Took our morning supplements and gelatin like every morning.

high protein breakfast

We decided to try a higher protein breakfast than we usually have been eating. Breakfast was a green juice (carrots, cucumber, kale, romaine and fresh ginger). We enjoyed our juice with some leftover tuna and salmon from previous days, zucchini and half avocado with ghee.

Even though this was very tasty it did make us a little bloated afterwards. But then we talked about it and realized we both felt a little dehydrated from drinking extra coffee the day before (and did not do great with drinking water) and staying up till midnight doing work. So we felt we can’t really judge this high protein meal due to those factors. We will have to try it again another day.

jax vizsla sleeping in bed

Jax is really loving his new bed.  Such a helper too 😉

coconut water

Went to Whole Foods to get some things and we each grabbed a coconut water. We really like this brand.  We feel it is a very good quality coconut water. A little expensive so it is a nice treat to have every once in awhile.

michelle drinking drink

We both were craving a nice cold smoothie for lunch.  We grabbed our favorite go-to protein — perfect fit. Blended it with bananas, ice cubes and added in coconut oil. And added a splash of water. Creamy and delicious.

purelytwins quick and easy perfect creamy protein shake: serves 2

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 – 1 cup ice cubes
  • about 1/2 cup water
  • 2 scoops perfect fit protein powder (or any protein powder)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil 

Blend and enjoy!

**note: the coconut oil does get a little clumpy from the smoothie being cold but we liked the little texture the oil gave 😉

perfect fit protein shake

The perfect cold and creamy protein shake.  Just what our bodies were craving. Splendid!

Bananas and ice cubes are perfect ingredients to us for making a really good smoothie. As we like ours thick.

lori and michelle

We each got our hair cut. Mainly just a little fresh trim. Always feels nice to get a hair cut. Makes us feel like new people again in a weird way. Like we are starting fresh or something.  And getting a hair cut always seems to put us in a good mood.

post workout meal eggs

After our workout we enjoyed this post workout meal. Eggs with half avocado, white rice and some turnips. And had one raw yolk. Another perfect meal. There was something about this meal that just made us feel good.  Excellent. Could eat that meal over and over… wait we kinda do.

Going along with us trying to eat more balanced meals to help with hormones. We are not freaking out about our macros either per se. We look at it as an experiment. We are just playing around with numbers to find our ‘magic’ balance.

An experiment to see what our bodies like in terms of macros as well as the kind of foods we are eating.

We are paying close attention to skin (so far both are doing well, Lori’s face is calming down and not really getting new pimples, back acne is going away – slowly. And now dealing with scars on back – not pretty). We still go through periods of really bad itchy skin on our legs (Michelle still has red patches on hers) so focusing on days when the itching is bad and what we might be causing it. Also paying attention to overall feelings (like were we sad, happy, depressed, focused, tired) that day. Focusing on our bowel movements (taking magnesium 2-3 times a day really helps). And focusing on if our bodies are getting more or less muscle mass (as we both want a little more muscle definition).

As you can see we are watching a lot of different things with our daily diet. We will continue to share our findings and thoughts on what is working and not working. It is a lot of information to take it, so bare with us as we sort our own thoughts out.  And just remember what might be working for us might not work for you. You have to do some experimenting as well.

Keep in mind though – always stay #purelyyou and #loveyourself no matter what!

Twins question: What would be your perfect shake? What makes a perfect shake in your eyes?

Do you like getting your hair cut? What has been making you happy lately?

till next time,



PS: we plan to do another posts today with a video – we will start answering many of the questions we have received from you guys!

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Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness May 16, 2013 - 10:22 am

That protein shake looks delicious! I always love the idea of chopping my hair, and then I get really sad when I leave the salon (sigh) vicious cycle 🙂 I’m so glad I found your blog!

purelytwins May 16, 2013 - 11:26 am

glad you found us too!!

Mandie Marie @ The Fruitful Turtle May 16, 2013 - 10:26 am

Yum your smoothie looks so good! Will try it today 🙂 Hmm, a perfect smoothie would be anything with peanut butter in it or birthday cake ;). I finally did your 12 minutes to rock solid abs video and I loved it! It was an awesome and hard workout 🙂

purelytwins May 16, 2013 - 11:27 am

so glad to hear you like our new ab workout 🙂

chris May 16, 2013 - 11:10 am

How do you add the coconut oil without it becoming clumpy? What blender settings for the VitaMix?

What kind of magnesium do you take and what dosage? Do you find spreading it out helps? I heard that your body truly absorbs it at night.

Thanks! Love the hair 🙂

purelytwins May 16, 2013 - 11:29 am

Sorry to forgot to mention – it does get a little clumpy from the oil. Though we kinda like the little clumps 😉 we know we are weird.
We take a variety of magnesium – we will share more on what we do next week.
Yes spreading it out over the day helps we feel.

Christa @ Edible Balance May 16, 2013 - 11:56 am

Today is a total smoothie day for me! Absolutely love them. I’ve been adding irish moss to thicken and help with healing since I can’t do bananas and have to rotate avocado (can’t have them every day sadly!), it’s been a great subtitution.

I thought I noticed a hair change in your pics from yesterday! It really is a fresh feeling, like a whole new person 🙂

purelytwins May 16, 2013 - 12:15 pm

we need to make up irish moss again here soon 🙂
yay for smoothie love!

Victoria May 16, 2013 - 12:27 pm

The eggs, rice and avocado bowl looks amazing!
My favorite shakes always include banana, coconut milk and sometimes some cocoa 🙂

Running always makes me happy. I’m so glad to feel fully recovered after my race and be back at it again!

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 16, 2013 - 2:33 pm

Creamy shakes are a must – I’m on a carrot cake shake kick right now, but really… I love them all. 🙂

1 more day!!!

purelytwins May 16, 2013 - 3:58 pm

carrot cake…mmm!

see you soon

Calista May 16, 2013 - 4:36 pm

Ive been looking for a good protein shake mix that I can afford. I’ve been reading your blog for months but never clicked on your link to Perfect Fit. I’m so glad I did today – I’m ordering some right now!

purelytwins May 16, 2013 - 5:34 pm

Awesome Calista! You will love it.

Calista May 17, 2013 - 3:46 pm

I’m thrilled with their shipping speed – it should be here early next week! Can’t wait to try it!

Luise @ Pink Bakings May 16, 2013 - 5:54 pm

I really enjoy your different workouts, especially your 15 minutes arm routine. It’s the best!!

Do you have some ideas on how to do a great workout, while spare the hips?
(I’m having my 3rd hip surgery tuesday and don’t wonna miss out too much on your great workouts) 😀

She Rocks Fitness May 16, 2013 - 8:45 pm

I have been on a smoothie tear lately and it is totally because of the sunny warmer temperatures and I LOVE IT! My perfect smoothie is typically spinach, protein powder of choice, frozen banana, unsweetened cocoa, unsweetened almond milk, and topped with granola. It just gives me an excuse to eat it with a spoon. 🙂

Traci May 17, 2013 - 8:09 am

I’ve been seeking another great protein powder. I’ve been using Sun Warrior and Vega, will try protein perfect. I feel your frustration trying to figure out what causes the bloat on a particular day. I just hate that.

Deanna @healthyleanfit May 17, 2013 - 9:31 am

We seem to do a lot of similar things at similar times! So glad I have you girls in my life

Lisa May 20, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Always appreciate your honest thoughts on your eats experimentation. And that smoothie looks amazing. So creamy and awesome, I’ve never had coconut oil in my smoothies but I swear by coconut flour. So good.
I literally can’t stop eating smoothies.
Especially now that I’m recovering.
And I loooove getting my hair cut! It’s always a nice treat to get it done professionally.

Lia July 17, 2013 - 8:16 am

I am so grateful I found this site, I am on an anti candida diet so can only have stevia and your cookies sound amazing! I cannot wait to try these.
Thank you soo much


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