Monday, April 30, 2012

Today's Food Diary

Breakfast: (on the go splurge) Green juice from Marlenes and a small green salad with tahini dressing

Lunch: Huge green monster smoothie made with almond milk, avocado, frozen banana, frozen acai, spirulina, strawberry banana coconut yogurt, hemp seeds, raw pumpkin seeds, raw cacao, and stevia

Snack: Salad- Romaine lettuce, Annie's honey mustard dressing, hemp seeds, grape tomatoes, artichoke hearts and chopped tofu

Another snack: Beety-licious juice- Beets, beet greens, green apple, cucumber and lime

Dinner: Tofu dredged in nutritional yeast and Spike seasoning pan fried in coconut oil, lightly roasted broccoli and side salad of chopped romaine with Annie's honey mustard dressing

Life in pictures

Here's a picture montage of life in the last few weeks. Enjoy. :)

Connor ready for Easter- 2012

Easter 2012 at Wright's Park
How Conman likes to wake me up in the morning

Grandpa and Connor

Easter 2012

EGGS!!! (plastic)

Connor having a blast

Hanna Moo April 2012

My gang- Pt. Defiance Owen's Beach April 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Fantastic friday

I am patting/hugging/congratulating myself on this being the 4th day that I have gone to the gym. I've been doing 15-25 minutes of elliptical and then either arms or legs for weight lifting. I did arms on the first day and today they are STILL sore. Ahhh but its a good pain to have. I have also been high raw for the past 4 days. I haven't achieved a 100% but I'm ok with that. Like yesterday, after a day full of green juice, smoothies and salads, I had 2 peanut butter cookies at my sisters house when I got out of class and had to pick up the baby. Then I came home and had some tea (hoping that would appease the munchy monster). I then proceeded to have an avocado with seaweed and it was good...... but I then ended up with 1 small bowl (hooray for the 1 small bowl) of pirate booty (not vegan doh). Hanna and Ollie came over last night for the weekend so we chilled out to the X files before hitting the hay. Whenever my diet changes (I really need to stop the topsy turvy roller coaster) I noticed I do some detoxing. My days have consisted of MOSTLY juices, smoothies (with so much spirulina) and salads that I'm noticing some side effects. I have itchy red patches on both my elbows with tiny itchy bumps, I've started to get a cold, and my face is not my prettiest. But I know if I keep pushing on this will clear up.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Loving the weather...

I am greatful/grateful :) for the sunshiny weather. I absolutely felt inspired to blog about my smoothie creation this morning. I should have taken a pic but after one sip, I gulped it down. So lately I have been drawn to eating high raw and in fact, want to give ALL raw a go again (for the billioneth, gajillioneth time). The past week, I did 1 day of raw and the rest were about 50%. Now I do make some exceptions to raw. These I allow non raw to help stick to the rawness plan:

Store bought coconut, almond milk (always unsweetened)
Annie's Dressing (so good on kale)
home popped popcorn in coconut oil (plan to make a big batch for the kids and our saturday night movie night)
I might also have some steamed broccoli later as I am not really a fan of raw broccoli

So I have all my babies here! We hadn't seen the kiddos in 2 weeks due to car issues and Ollie is now having to BEND DOWN to give me a hug. WOWSERS. 

OH the smoothie:
Serves 2

-Whole avocado
-1 Banana
-About 1/2 cup frozen blackberries
-2 cups almond-coconut milk 
-Lots of spirulina manna
-Stevia to sweeten

Its simple, fast and very satisfying.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Morrocco Method and new beginnings

So I found out on my Birthday that I won Morocco Method St. Patrick's day giveaway. I won the Emerald Elixir. I want to add a pic of my shiny tresses but I'm not feeling very photogenic today. I've been using it for about 3 days so we'll post a pic in a week. The smell of the product alone is divine! But I am noticing a softer quality to my normally frizzy hair. I will blog more about this as I continue to notice changes.

Hmmm. eating, eating, eating. Darn you food. I do really great (and I know I post this all the time) during the day but night time is sheer heck. Perhaps I need to just go to bed when Connor does. Ha! Actually that's probably a great idea.

Yesterday's eats: (I'm still working on phasing fish out)

Breakfast: lots of water with lemon, water with Chloroxygen drops. HUGE HUGE salad of kale, kimchi and steamed broccoli with coconut oil and nutritional yeast (One of Connor's favorites)

Lunch: Spinach salad with tahini and vegan parmesan cheese, green smoothie (Vitamineral green, unsweetened coconut milk, vanilla stevia, pea protein powder)

Snack: Non dairy dark chocolate chips

Dinner:  Tuna cooked with veganaise, vegan parm

Snack: Popcorn popped in coconut oil and garlic powder. (DELICIOUS!)

And lots of tea throughout the day.

I didn't do any workout video but I did do some squats and standing crunches while watching Dollhouse on netflix.