Happy Monday to ya’, and happy official first day of summer! 8)
How’s yours going so far? Mine has gone by QUICKLY. July is right around the corner which means my birthday is coming up (July 5th), which I’m kind of freaking out about. The big 27. I think that officially puts me out of my mid-20′s and straight into the upper…omg. Good thing I completely believe in the saying “age ain’t nothin’ but a number.” You’re only as old as you feel!
In other news, my Mom and I went for our first morning walk since last Tuesday! She and my Dad had been out of town and I truly missed those walks, as they set such a great tone for the rest of the day. I find myself wanting to workout more and making better eating decisions when I start my morning with a little exercise. Isn’t it funny how something so little – a 25 minute walk – can affect the rest of your day?!
The walk was a hot and humid one, so I cooled off with a cold, liquid, green breakfast – a Green Monster!
In the mix:
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond breeze
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
- 1 Tablespoon almond butter
- 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 big handfuls baby spinach
I only used half a frozen banana today, so it wasn’t quite as thick and luscious as it usually is. Still tasted good though!
More greens for lunch in the form of a massive veggie salad & watermelon!
In the mix:
- Baby spinach
- Mixed greens
- Cherry tomatoes
- Green onions
- Snap peas
These snap peas I got from the Farmer’s Market this weekend are HUGE! I loved snapping the ends off, then zipping the little thread right down the middle to expost the cute little peas nestled inside.
This watermelon is so amazing!!! We have about 15 containers of it in the fridge, so expect to see more!
Here’s how to cut a watermelon:
1. Wash and place your watermelon on a large cutting board.
Tip: I usually pick a watermelon with the biggest yellow spot I can find on the bottom. This means it’s been sitting in the sun the longest, and is therefore the ripest and sweetest.
2. With a large, sharp knife, slice the watermelon in half lengthwise.
3. Cut each half in half again lengthwise, so you have four quarters.
4. Cut the quarters into slices.
At this point, you could leave the wedges intact – perfect for party platters, etc – or go a step further and cut it up into cubes.
5. Slice the rind off, then cut into cubes.
Mmm – love me some juicy watermelon.
Well it’s time to get this show on the road. I hope this week goes by quickly, for some reason. I always get so impatient in the summer because I want to be outside!!!
Have a great, summery Monday.
How old are you (it’s ok – you can spill!)? Do you freak out about getting older, or just accept it?