My biggest gal turned 9 years old today. NINE! I guess that means I must have been 16 when she was born because I can’t possibly be a day over 25 myself.
Ava’s birthday breakfast request was bagels, and so bagels it was. After Deep Nutrition, bagels became more of a treat around here – this is why it was a birthday request. Bagels have been missed!
Some greens still managed to elbow their way into the birthday breakfast line up – a spinach and mushroom omelet with half a French Toast bagel (awesome!) and cream cheese.
I saved the other half of my bagel to eat with a little almond butter and half a banana about an hour before my Give Birth Day present to myself –
a beautifully sunny and (relatively) warm afternoon run. I ran yesterday and don’t typically run two days in a row, but with the sun shining, Zak off from work for the day and a napping baby – I took advantage of the opportunity to spend 4.5 miles **nostalgia alert!** reflecting on 9 years motherhood and the amazing young person that Ava has become.
I made a chocolate avocado smoothie for a post-run/pre-dinner snack – one small avocado, a generous pour of almond milk, a handful of spinach and a tablespoon of cocoa powder. I ended up adding a teaspoon or so of maple syrup to sweeten it up a bit (instead of a banana like I used in the avocado smoothies earlier this week).
This was so think and creamy it was more like drinking a glass of chocolate pudding than a smoothie. (Please note: this is not a complaint.)
Just a short, green update today. Week 1 of The Greener March Challenge is now complete! Have you increased your green consumption this week? I would say that I’ve definitely eaten more greens than usual this week. I believe my renewed taste for green smoothies is largely to thank for that fact.
How did your week go? Have you noticed a difference in the way you feel? I’d love to hear how this week went for you if you’d like to share how your Greener March is going so far!