When life gives you lemons, grab a drink! ;)

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I’m not one to turn to alcohol during stressful times, I’d rather have a brownie, but it was hot last night and both Ben and I were itching to get out, so we walked down to a neighborhood bar to grab a cold & frosty brew!

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Wheee!

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We sat out on the patio to listen to the live band play a little Jazz, a little Gospel and a few Jimmy Buffett-type tunes. It was summer living at it finest.

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We stayed until the sun started to dip,

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the tiki torches were lit,

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and before we knew it, the moon was the only thing in the sky. We had to get home before it got completely dark out!

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So we took our drinks for the road and scooted on home. :)

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I could get into these Thursday evening outings!

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I was up bright and early for my morning Mom walk, but thunder and lightening had us turning back towards home about 2 minutes in.  

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Instead of going back to bed, I brewed myself a cup of joe and settled into my front porch to sip my coffee and watch the storm roll by.

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Just me, the chirping birds and the crickets – it was SO relaxing. I imagine it’s what I’ll be doing every morning when I retire, and I think I’ve recovered from my stressful week already!

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Fast forward a brief storm and an hour later, and I was enjoying my breakfast of a thick & vibrant Green Monster. :mrgreen:

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In the mix:

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond breeze
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 big handfuls spinach

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Blended ’til silky smooth – one of my smoothest yet! I hit the “pulverize” button on my blender after I think everything is blended and let it go for, oh, another 30 seconds. It really gets everything blended the best.

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I heart drinking nutrients!

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I brought some leftover Brazilian Coconut Chicken for lunch today.

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This was such a delish meal with tons of layers of flavors. The kind that absolutely gets better as it sits. 

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There’s some saturated fat in there from the coconut milk, but otherwise, this was a very healthy dish!

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Paired with some crunchy carrots and sweet honey roasted peanut butter.

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Aka, crack. I cannot stop eating this peanut butter – it is INSANELY good! :D

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Not sure what’s on the agenda tonight – perhaps a low-key movie night? Anyone seen anything good lately?

Talk to you laterrrr – have a great day!

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How do you unwind from a stressful day or week? Grab a cocktail? Indulge in some ice cream? Retail therepy? Exercise?