Who has time these days to eat well? The answer could be a little device for your kitchen called the Magic Bullet.
It's hard to find the time to eat healthy. Sure, you want to improve your diet. It's good for your cricket, waistline and general health too. Trouble is, your life is busy. So is mine. I work upwards of 10 hours a day, train several times a week and have 2 children (including a baby who really loves staying up all night). You might have similar drains on your time.
So how do you cook healthy, tasty food that will optimise your performance on the pitch? My own answer has been my latest kitchen purchase: A blender called the magic bullet. I think you might like it too and here's why.
A blend of cricket nutrition
Blenders are a great idea for club cricketers. They allow you to get a whole food meal loaded with fruit, veg, healthy fats and delicious taste in a matter of minutes. Just chuck everything into the blender and whirr away for a few seconds. Less than 5 minutes and you get exactly what you need.
You could use any blender that's powerful enough to chop ice, frozen fruit and nuts. I chose the Magic bullet because it's small enough to carry on trips away, or slip into the tea room on a Saturday afternoon for a healthier meal between innings. Plus I love the cup attachments meaning you just whizz your shake right into the cup you are drinking it from.
Hows this for an example of something too delicious for words and healthy. I adapted it from Precision Nutrition for UK residents:
Peanut Butterscotch Super Shake
- 1 scoop of chocolate flavour whey or milk blend protein (from any health food shop)
- 1/3 of a cup of low fat cottage cheese
- 2 tablespoons of Linusit flaxmeal (from Tesco)
- 1 tablespoon of no added sugar Angel Delight (butterscotch flavour)
- 1 teaspoon (or more depending on taste) of Splenda
- 1 cup ice
- 1/4 cup water
Blend until the consistency you like is reached. Serves 1. Eat it with a handful of crunchy baby carrots or a salad for a complete meal.
Turns out shakes are not just for bodybuilders (or scrawny kids wanting to be massive). It's a meal that takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and can have a huge positive impact on your game as part of the Precision Nutrition system.
I recommend the magic bullet from personal experience, or at least a good blender, to everyone serious about improving their game.© Copyright miSport Holdings Ltd 2008