I have been feeling AmAzInG lately.
Ever since Baby Boo was born, I have kind of been a homebody...
She was always too little to take places, and since I was her only source of food, I couldn't really leave her with anyone for too long.
She is old enough to go for walks and ENJOY it! She loves to be outside and play. She is easy to take places because I know if she gets hungry I can give her a bottle. (She also isn't eating ever hour.) And she is easy to leave with the hubby if I need to go to the grocery store/gym.
So recently we have taken walks, I have gone to the gym, and we have played for hours. She is happy and so is mamma.
In other Baby Boo news, I have had to do alot of this lately:
This fearless little angle just arches her back and practically falls out of each thing she is placed in. Luckily mamma has reflexes like a cat...Powers which I didn't know I had until I had to use them.
Little dare devil.
Also, to keep up with my New Year's Goals, I have been aiming at training for a half marathon. I have been running and trying to build up my endurance, and have felt awesome! I have a program on my I-Phizzle that helps you train. It teaches you to run a little, then walk a little, and eventually you will be able to run that half marathon. Last night I ran 5 minutes, then walked one minute. Your supposed to repeat that 10 times. Not easy, but I know that I must keep it up if I want to reach my goal =]
Now, I don't know if your like me, but when I work out, I am more likely to make better choices about the food I am eating. I am SuPeR excited to share with you a NEW green drink that I think many of you will like. I'll reassure you again...
You cannot taste the spinach =]
My brother and sister in law always bring by boxes of oranges from the house. I love it because I am obsessed with fresh squeezed OJ.
The only thing I don't know if I like is pulp...
It makes me...uncomfortable =]
That's ok...pulp or no pulp, your still my lover fresh squeezed orange balls of juice.
And as I sqeezed that precious juice into my glass, I couldn't help but think of those ice cream bars I used to have as a kid...So creamy, so orangey...
And then I knew I just had to try and recreate...
In a green drink form...
Creamsicle Green Drink
1 Cup fresh squeezed OJ
3/4 cup Vanilla almond/soy milk
2 cups fresh spinach
1/2 (heaping)cup frozen peaches
1 medium banana
Blend in blender until smooth and creamy.
Oh MY Lanta!
I couldn't believe something SO good, was a benefit to my body.
It definitely reminded me of those yummy ice cream bars.
If you want to turn this into a protein drink I'm assuming you could add vanilla protein powder too!
I think this drink brought me luck today, because as I was stumbling through recipes, I found one that rocked my slippers off (I don't wear socks...I wear Snooki slippers)
Nut Butter Coated Sweet Potato Fries
1 tsp. Almond Butter
1 TB Peanut Butter
1/2 TB. Olive oil
Dash of Salt
1 Medium Sweet Potato (or LG. Parsnip)
Recipe by:Diet, Dessert, & Dogs and Ohsheglows
1. Gather your ingredients:
2. Mix Nut butters, oil, and salt into a bowl and set aside.
3. Peel and wash potato or parsnip and slice into fries.
4. Coat with Nut butter mixture.
5. Spread onto baking sheet covered with parchment paper or baking sheet. Bake at 400 for 50 minutes.
I didn't think I was going to be able to wait that long...
But Baby Boo kept me preoccupied by wanting to play my her favorite game...
When the fries were done...
I may have wept a little.
They were damn good.
And I may have drizzled a little agave on top...
I don't remember much after that...