This weekend was so beautiful! We had the little man’s third birthday party and he loved every second. It was a fun chaos with all his little buddies running around. And Sunday was so gorgeous! We got the kids down for a nap and Jaryd and I went out on the back deck to have the most amazing salad (recipe coming soon) and some beers. It was kind of perfect and exactly what we needed to recharge.
Aaaand then Jaryd fell asleep in the fetal position on the love seat bench of our patio set. I wore shorts! Um, not ready for that. My legs are ghostly white and I’m not 100% ready to get back into the shaving/moisturing thing. Ugh, don’t judge.
I’m a few weeks in to my Jillian Michael’s DVD. I’m pretty happy! I feel stronger, I feel like I’m toning up a bit and I’m sticking to the morning workouts before the kids wake up. Having Jaryd do these workouts with me has been key. Some mornings he basically pulls me out of bed and I fumble around during the warm up because my eyes are still closed. I’ll keep you updated with how it goes!!
One morning I was at a loss as to what I should have for breakfast. Breakfast is such a tough time for me because I spend so much energy trying to get food on the table for the kids that by the time I feel hungry myself, I’m too spent. I’ve been making an effort to have healthy, low carb breakfasts because I feel like if you start the morning off right, the rest of the day kind of follows suit. The first time I made this, I loved it so much I tried to drink it secretly. Then Caleb spotted me and said “We share smoothies mommy.” Busted.
I love smoothies for breakfasts because you can take them on the go with the kids, move from room to room, you don’t need utensils and you can sip on it throughout the morning. This smoothie keeps me full and I feel kind of good about it because you can throw some leafy greens in there.I mean, I didn’t but technically you caaaan.
Soooo here’s what you do:
Put it alllll in a blender or food processor.
Let that baby roll for a few minutes, or until blended through. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the sides and blend again. Continue this sequence until smooth. The longer you let it go, the smoother it will get. Transfer to a bowl or glass and top with your favorite things.
- 2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or favorite milk)
- 3 tablespoons natural peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar (or favorite sweetener) if desired.
- Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
- Process for a few minutes, or until blended through.
- Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the sides and process again.
- Transfer to a bowl or glass and enjoy!
Per serving: Calories 243; Fat 15.4g (Sat 2.6g); Protein 9.9g; Carb 19.5g (net carb 13.2g); Fiber 6.3g; Sodium 5mg