Sunday, September 1, 2013

Back to school

It's that time of the year! Summer was so nice, but I can get used to having both kids in school! I get a little time to myself! 

<< Something I have dreamt of since before they were born! go out to eat just the three of us! Someday I can't wait to hear all the stories that moms should never know, while out to eat! >>
<< Parker and Olivia are in the same class! >>
<< after school treat >>
<<  These two go to school together! I can't believe this time has come! and so fast! >>
<< Theo and his school buddies/ cousins ( he thinks owen is his cousin ) >>

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Protein pancakes

After doing two 21 day cleanses, and reintroducing wheat into my diet, I now am coming to terms with the fact that I can not eat wheat. Its been really hard for me, because I love everything wheat ... I am an addict. My sweet little monsters ask for french toast every day  and I want it so bad! I always eat the left overs and I suffer greatly. My hands ache and my feet ache, my anxiety peaks and my patience is shortened. You see wheat effect the brain in a way no other food does or can. It is processed like an opiate and that is why people become addicted, such as myself! So I found these protein pancakes that saved me from eating my kids french toast today and I am so so satisfied! Here is the recipe!

1.5 tbsp gluten free flour
1.5 tbsp coconut flour
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of baking soda
1 tbsp banana
1 tsp vanilla extract
pack of stevia
whites from 1 egg
1/8 plus 1 table spoon unsweetened vanilla almond milk ( i added more)

cook like you would a regular pancake, I used coconut oil.

The creamy toping is greek yogurt a shot of vanilla, pack of stevia and some maple,
I am going to be making some different toppings though.

Seriously crazy good!!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Avocado dressing

 Avocado Dressing

- 1 Avocado, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt
Pinch of freshly ground pepper

Combine all ingredients in a blender of food processor, mixing until smooth. Serve chilled.

  << this dressing is so rich and creamy ... it's Amazing!! >>
<< The result of eating fresh fruits and veggies for every meal! a mess! >>

I am on day 10 of my cleanse and have lost 4 pounds, I feel pretty low on energy the past couple of day, but I have been working out a lot. Tomorrow I have the option of adding chicken or fish which will give me a little more energy I think. 

Until next time!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Standard Process Cleanse

Standard Process Cleanse.
   I am on day 3 of this cleanse. It's not nearly as bad as I remember it being my first time around. On day one I had a pretty good head ache but only for a few hours. Yesterday my intestines were a little bit achey, but today I feel pretty good so far.
   This cleanse is designed to clean all the toxins from your body. Cleaning your kidney, liver, large and small intestine, by taking 9 fiber pills, 21 cleanse pills and two smoothies each day. I can eat as many fruits and veggies as I want and some lentils or brown rice and some oils and seasonings are ok. 
   After day 3 it is smooth sailing, I remember having more energy then ever! 

<< This soup was amazing, Its from Gweneth Paltrows "It's all good"- Broccoli arugula soup >>

<< Lentil and veggie soup>>

<< SP smoothie, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, mango, spinach, flax oil and SP whey powder >>

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sun worshiping

We have declared ourselves a family that loves to be in the heat of the sun!
Sun worshipers!
Sometimes you just need to spend a little to much money at the local water slides, and forget all your worries! Today was a good day, and that's all we could ask for! 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Yosemite is for lovers

    I have to write this down while it is still fresh in my memory. Yosemite. We started going last year with my parents and my moms best friend, and I hope to go every year until I die. It is such a gift to me.
    when you drive into Yosemite, you are leaving every stress and worry behind you as you drive down to the Valley floor, you are entering a place where magical memories will be made each time you go! I am so thankful my kids will always have the memory of Yosemite and I can only hope it is something that we do with their children some day! Not only is it magnificent, it will take your breath away! but it's a place where the kids can go and be free, where you meet your neighbor and the kids form little bike gangs. Where you wake up each morning admiring the beauty while you drink your coffee. The kids wake up clean and by the end of the day are covered in dirt and scabs and have had an amazing adventure to store in their mind forever! 
    Yosemite is my happy place, I will cherish it forever! 

<< The view at the end of the tunnel when entering Yosemite >>

 << camp life >>

<< The kids our first night >>

<< Yosemite is for lovers >>

<< B.F.F >>

<< River rats >>

<< beach >>

<< The gals and Jude >>

<< Bike gang >>

<< Yosemite falls >>

<< we found a pool in camp curry, thank God because it was HOT >>

<< buss stop >>

<< Parker playing a game with a real Indian lady ( obsessed ) >>

<< Indian Village >>

<< the baby ducks were so sweet! >>

<< Theo had sand in his eyes ... a lot >>

<< Our home for the week, house keeping >>

<< it rained every day! >>