Starting the new year off right. Yesterday, I spent hours cleaning out the pantry (I threw away oatmeal that was best used before August of 2008, yikes) and fridge, creating some menus, making a grocery list, shopping and cooking. I'm tired of being tired and want our food to energize us more. Sure we eat organic, but organic chocolate and organic corn chips aren't really that great for you when you aren't consuming the veggies. For me, 2012, (among other intentions I've set) is my year to embrace food.
So this morning, I set out to make green smoothies for all of us. Avi helped!
I created this concoction based on a recipe from (a new favorite blogger) Kim over at Your Green Baby. Here's my variation:
Large handful organic spinach
3 leaves organic curly kale
½ organic avocado
Lemon juice from half an organic lemon
1 inch piece of organic ginger, peeled and chopped
½ organic banana
2 organic pears
2tbsp ground flaxseed
2tbsp ground chia seed (I didn't take the time to grind them, so they were whole)
2tbsp hemp protein powder4 ice cubes
Water – enough to cover ingredients and more to thin
But the goodness doesn't stop there.
Yesterday morning I found a nice surprise when I greeted our chickens.
Our first egg!!!!
I know that Red is responsible...
...because when I cracked the egg, it had a yolk.
She's the only one old enough to not give me a pullet.
A one egg omelette and some tomatoes I put under the broiler.
Avi and I shared this breakfast!
Then we were off for a family walk....
(Bundled of course, it's chilly today even in the sunshine.)
...around Wonderland Lake.
And last a stop at our favorite neighborhood coffee shop.
Even looks pretty when it's gone.
Now the house is quiet and everyone except for me is napping. So far it's been a great start to this new year. How did your morning start? What are you embracing this year?