I love how I’m making smoothies again. I spent so long only having plain protein shakes (whey protein, ice, water… almond milk if I was lucky!) Even though the base of this smoothie is pretty basic, I get SO excited when I think about adding toppings! Almost like healthy frozen yogurt without all the cheesecake bites, and chocolate syrup… nothing wrong with those, but my body definitely does not respond well.
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 handful spinach
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
Supergreens (spirulina and chloryphll powder)
Ice and water!
The best thing about the toppings? They add a great texture to the smoothie and are PACKED with nutrients! All of them contain antioxidant properties, healthy fats, and nutrient rich with vitamins such as potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus! This right here is my multivitamin. Cacao nibs especially are one of the most nutrient dense foods in the world! I can’t remember what’s ahead of them, I think organ meats… I’ll save that for another day. Cacao nibs naturally trigger neurotransmitters that help release feel good hormones!
I usually have my attitude in check. I’m a firm believer that positive thoughts yield positive outcomes/feelings. For some reason I could not get out of a negative funk yesterday? It was frustrating because I knew what to do, what to say, think, I was just grumpier than grumpy cat on Valentines Day. Weak comparison I know. A part of me thinks it’s because I’m a little less “social” that I was in Edmonton. I lived with my two best friends and lived minutes away from many more as well as my family. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Kelowna and don’t plan on moving away, I just sometimes feel a little lonely and get stuck in my mind! I’m an extremely social person, and when I’m working nights and my boyfriends at work all day, I definitely struggle with keeping busy and entertaining myself.
However today was amazing and I recognized that I would have another day by myself, so at work last night I made some goals! I did an awesome back workout and some light cardio, and listened to Harder to Kill radios new podcast-I definitely recommend it! It’s by StupidEasyPaleo, I love her Instagram! It was a super motivating episode about learning to start your own business, whether through a blog, podcast, or wherever your creativity takes you. I then mailed off one of my girlfriends the High Peace book that I enjoyed so much by Tara Bliss. Lauren is a good friend from Edmonton who is cofounder of the Her Success foundation, www.hersuccess.com and is extremely successful, motivating, and beautiful human being. Her birthday was a few weeks ago and we used to always pass books we loved each others way, so I hope she enjoys High Peace as much as I do.
I also made a delicious Thai chili peanut cucumber salad for dinner tonight! My boyfriend does most of the cooking, but he’s under a lot of stress (or so he says) so I figured I should step up on some girlfriend duties.
I will post the recipe (it’s not mine!) in my next post and some more pics! Almost time to eat this baby up. First time using my spiralizer since moving to Kelowna, and it’s rather therapeutic and relaxing!
So to summarize, you’re gonna have good days and bad days. Just try and remember the bad days don’t last forever, and do what you can to get out of the rut! As soon as I got to work last night I instantly felt better. I’m a psychiatric nurse… And my purpose for the day was to help people 🙂 sometimes I find it hard to relax at home and assume I should be DOING something productive, and if I’m not I end up grumpy and exude negativity (which my boyfriend noticed when I got home). But after a 60 hour work week (5 12 hour shifts!) I should be perfectly happy with parking myself on the couch when it’s shark week! Which is exactly what I’m doing tonight.
Cheers everybody 💕