I took the Erin Condren plunge this year and, 4 months in, I’m not regretting it. The size and weekly layout design (separated into morning, day, and night) are perfect for me. I’ll admit I was also initially wooed by how aesthetically pleasing it was. Why not have something functional and pretty? I don’t see anything wrong with that. Read More
So many grocery hauls being thrown at you. I hit up Sprouts bright and early this morning ( I love that they open at 7 am). This will be my grocery trip for the week. Read More
Now back to it! Here’s my one grocery trip of the past week. I hit up my tried and true Trader Joe’s and while I was a teeny bit panicked when some items I wanted/needed were still not in stock due to the dock strikes, I calmed down because…is it really that big a deal if I can’t get my coconut oil and mango bites? Perspective, Danielle! Read More
A lovely blog & You Tube subscriber requested I share a full day of what I eat since so much of what I post is food-related. I have a grocery/meal planning series coming up soon so I thought it was a great idea and it sounded easy enough. I also thought it’d be a way to check in on my eating habits. Seeing the good, the bad, the ugly right there on film. Yikes. Taking accountability for the not-so-good choices, encouraging me to keep up the good ones. I’ll admit I was hesitant to share a full day of what goes in my belly. Yes, I feared judgement. But then I reminded myself that, well, who cares?
So yesterday I did document everything I ate (aside from all the water I drink throughout the day). It’s a fairly typical day of eating for me minus the treat out with Munchie. That occurs about once a month. Here are some snapshots of the day and please do watch the video down below, too.
Before dropping Munchie off at school, I had a quick cup of coffee with a splash of half and half (no added sweetener…sigh) and half an overly ripe banana. To give me a little fuel (and to prevent that poor banana from going to waste). I also had a large glass of water right after I woke up.
Many videos I made from December through January will never see the light of day (cue the dramatics). Included in that stash of videos? My grocery and meal planning series. Sadness. But ah well, such is life! I’m starting over and next week, if my computer program allows it, let the series begin! Hip hip!
In the meantime, here you have my grocery hauls for the week. I visited Fresh & Easy and Sprouts. I spent way too much on way too little at F & E. But I hit the jackpot at Sprouts so all is well. No more shopping this week as I’m using up items in my fridge, pantry, and both freezers (the fridge freezer and the garage upright freezer). Thanks for watching!
**See that little gear button on the bottom right of the screen that appears when you click play? Click it, choose “quality” and choose “1080 HD” and the clarity will be much better.
P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe to the channel (you’ll see the subscribe button right next to my small pic below the video screen). I also recommend clicking that “YouTube” button on the bottom of the video screen to “watch on YouTube.” Then you’ll be able to subscribe and all that good stuff. See ya later! ♥
Ah, the ever-popular smoothie. So tasty, so trendy. Big fan of tasty, not so much trendiness. However, despite the trend, there’s no denying smoothies can be a great way to give your barely-awake self a boost of nutrition and energy in the morning. I’m extra-eager to whip them up lately because my big sis got me a NutriBullet for Christmas. Oh, the happiness! Powerful little gadget, that Bullet. It makes the perfect amount ( 2 large servings) and there’s very little clean up. Convenience AND healthiness during the weekday morning rush? Score, a direct hit! (name that 80s movie)
Here’s a smoothie that Munchie loves. Tis reminiscent of that lovely beachy cocktail, good ol’ piña colada, but I also add berries to up the fruity fresh flavor. I’m a huge fan of Greek yogurt (I used Chobani 0% today) and there’s always a container of it in my fridge. That makes it a must-have in our favorite smoothies, including this one. My smoothies are rarely without chia seeds and ground flax so I added heaping tablespoons of them to this one, too.
Alright, so much talking, so little smoothie-making–go ahead and try this one out and get your day started right!
Berry Pina Colada Breakfast Smoothie
- ½ or whole frozen banana, your choice to taste (when my bananas are ripe, I peel and freeze them for smoothies)
- ½ cup fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
- ⅓ cup frozen or fresh strawberries
- ⅓ cup nonfat Greek yogurt (I used Chobani 0%)
- ½ to ¾ cup coconut milk (I use the Trader Joe's refrigerated carton), adjust according to preferred texture/taste
- 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 tsp. raw honey
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
- 3 tbsp. shredded coconut (add more if you like), plus more to serve/garnish ( I use Trader Joe's sweetened shredded coconut)
- Place all ingredients in blender (I use a NutriBullet) in the order listed. Blend until smooth. Top with more shredded coconut and enjoy!