www.capephotographer.com). I love what I do. I have always loved taking pictures, even as a child. I love looking at pictures I've taken. It gives me great satisfaction. I love capturing the beauty of what this life is all about. That being said, the picture taken above was a poorly planned picture taken on Easter this year right as we were about to leave for our 3 hour trip home to Cape Cod. The baby hadn't had a nap to speak of all day. Oops. He had a lovely nap right after this. This is my life!
When I am not working, which right now is only part time, I am spending time with my youngest son and I read a lot of blogs and books about living healthy and green. It consumes me, which is why I am going to write about it. Right now my obsession is smoothies. I am looking up recipes to try because I have discovered that they are the best thing EVER! I have been drinking one every morning for about 2 weeks now and I haven't felt this good in years.
My smoothie today was this: 2 handfuls of Organic Baby Spinach
A bunch of frozen strawberries and bananas
Skinless apple slices (left over from making lunch this morning)
1 1/2 bananas (no reason for the 1/2 other than not to waste)
Almond Milk Vanilla
2 tsp. Ground Flaxseed
Drizzle of honey
3 ice cubes
It was delicious and nutritious. It was my breakfast. I do have one cup of coffee before my smoothie. Coffee is an addiction for me and a hard one to kick. I used to have at least 2 cups in the morning before starting this smoothie addiction. Now I crave my smoothie instead of a second cup :) Yay! I just listed my ingredients, but I don't even measure anything really. I just throw in a little of this and a little of that. Whatever I have I my house basically. I don't measure the almond milk or coconut water. So it's so easy and so good for you! Try it please! Yum. My kids even love them and I have to make larger amounts so that I can have my own portion. Otherwise there isn't much left for me. I am trying to get my husband to get into them. He is a non-breakfast eater, which I am reading is not a good thing. So I may have to start my smoothies earlier so he can take one to work with him. I should have take a picture for you to see, but my "good" camera is at the studio and I hate taking pictures with my "little" camera. Embarrassing! It looked green and smooth.
I feel great and would rather work out than take a nap. This is HUGE! After 3 kids, I thought I had been conditioned to, "nap when your baby naps", even though my baby is 18 months old now. I got nothing done! Now (and this is very recent) instead of napping as I did, I am cleaning the house and writing blogs (hehe). But the point is, I feel good! Food was my problem and I know that now. The more good things I eat, the better my body and mind feels. This is my revelation and I'm sticking to it. I am excited to start living again. I have been in a slump since having kids and now I'm going to dig myself out and share it with the world.
And this is all the introduction I can muster today because my napper is not napping any longer. I hope to inspire others to eat healthfully so that they can feel good all around. Are you with me?