Warrior Drank



Mmmmm... Warrior-y

Today in Things I Never Thought Would Be On My Website: A recipe for the protein shake I imbibe before running the Warrior Dash.  Batch will serve two easily.

Disclaimer: In no way am I proposing to be any sort of dietician,  nutritionist, or personal trainer.  If you want those kinds of answers, go read WebMD or something.  The basics of this are that it’s delicious and fuel.

Parts List:

Bananas – 2

Peanut Butter – 4 tbsp

Plain Yogurt – 1/2 cup (going Greek optional)

Dark Chocolate – 1/2 a bar

Almond Milk – 1 cups

Coffee – 4 oz (Optional.  Sub in espresso for extra kick)

Protein Powder – 1 scoop (Optional.  Most protein powders come with a scoop, right?  Eh, just ball-park it.)

Helpful Tools:


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  1. Prep the Night Before

    Peel your bananas, brew your coffee, and put them in the freezer.

  2. Bust out the Blender

    At this stage, you may be thinking, "ew," and you wouldn't necessarily be wrong.

    Throw everything in there.  Play with the ingredients to your liking.  Blend to your desired consistency.

  3. Garnish With Battle Axe*

    A friend's response to this photo was , "what did that 'pour' glass ever do to deserve this?!" Well done sir... well done.

    Yes, you heard me.  It’s not called “Warrior Drank” for nothing.  Grab the files from Thingiverse, YouMagine, or Cults3D.

    4/11/2018 UPDATE:  Consolidating the number of places hosting the files.  More changes to come, but they’re still available for free.

    3/4/2020 UPDATE:  Direct download link at the end of the page.

  4. Chug! Chug! Chug!

    Okay, no.  Don’t.  You’ll get a wicked brain freeze.  Take your time, and enjoy the dang thing.

  5. Get Exercising

    Unless this sits too heavily in your stomach and you feel uneasy.  Then maybe have a lie-down instead.

Information on the Warrior Dash

Warrior Up!

Briefly, the Warrior Dash is a 5k mud run benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

For more information on my personal history and involvement in the event, you can read an interview my sister Christine did with me and my sister Jessie (who is running with me this year) HERE.

For more information on participating in the Warrior Dash in your area, check their website HERE.

If you can’t run yourself, but would like to get involved philanthropically, you can support ME and/or MY SISTER.

Finally, and most importantly, for more information on how to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital yourself, check their website HERE.

*About that Battle Axe

Battle Axe “Garnish” was designed in Autodesk Fusion 360 as an extra means to raise awareness for the Warrior Dash and St. Jude’s.  On one side of the axe is the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital logo, and on the other, mine.

As a happy accident, this is also action-figure sized.

Admittedly, the logos are a little tough to make out on such a small area, which is why I’ve also included a 6x scaled-up version.  At the time of this posting, I haven’t had the time or ability to print out the scaled-up version, which is part of the reason they’re uploaded as STEP files.  Go crazy with those (section out to fit your print bed volume, rescale, add your own embellishments, etc.) and show your support for the kids of St. Jude!

As far as the “Garnish” version goes, I printed both files using brim and support settings.  The Axe Head can have 15% infill or higher, and I used 40% infill on the handle to keep it strong.  Depending on your printer, you may need to sand the area of the handle that fits within the head.  It’ll be snug.

As always, if you like what you’re seeing here, give me a follow on Twitter @DragonMtnDesign.  If you really like it, donate to St. Jude.

And if you’re also running the Warrior Dash in Arizona, then I’ll see you on the battlefield.




3/4/2020 UPDATE: Trying something new here by testing out hosting the model files directly on this website. Click the Download button below for a zip file.

Files are available under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license

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