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Green Monster w/ a Twist

Green Monster w/ a Twist

I’ve got to credit my best friend, Seri, for the inspiration for this smoothie. I don’t often do smoothies but when she told me about the Green Monster, I just couldn’t resist!

Green Monster with a Twist:
1 cup ice
1 cup coconut milk
2 cups fresh spinach
1/2 cup pineapple
1/2 cup blueberries
1 tsp honey

Blend away! And enjoy! I must say it was quite succulent!

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Breakfast:

2 almond flour pancakes, fried in coconut oil, drizzled with honey (http://beta.primal-palate.com/recipe/almond-flour-pancakes/)

2 strawberries, sliced

1 organic kiwi, sliced

1 farm fresh egg, fried in coconut oil

Lunch:

1 organic chicken breast, diced, cooked in coconut oil with black pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder

mashed sweet potatoes, topped with raw onion

organic broccoli and carrots, sauteed in coconut oil

PM snack:

1 square Newman’s Own Organic 70% Dark Chocolate

small cherry limeade from Sonic

Post WOD:

6 oz organic whole milk

1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder

Dinner:

Dad cooked lasagna which is obviously not Paleo but OH SO GOOD!  I had one square of lasagna and a side salad with 1 leaf of romaine, 1 leaf kale, and 1 green onion chopped.  Topped it with a drizzle of Red Pepper Dressing.

032812 Nutrition // Active Rest Day

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Soooo, let’s just call today “Slacker Wednesday”.  I really made some interesting food choices today.  And by interesting I mean crappy and non-Paleo.  But ya’ know what?  It happens.  And I still managed to get some good, nutrient-dense food in there too.  Sometimes it’s worth it to just relax a little and enjoy life.

Breakfast:

One caramel long john donut–crappiest idea all day!  My blood sugar was way out of whack.  I really paid for this decision.

10 oz organic black coffee

Lunch:

Mom and Dad ate Gella’s with me for lunch.  I love Gella’s because their menu includes several Paleo-friendly choices.

1 hamburger, topped with cheese, avocado, two strips of bacon, and red onion

sweet potato fries with garlic

small bowl of vegetable medley (sauteed red bell pepper, zucchini, and squash)

ice water

PM fun:

A good friend/workout buddy and I decided to take a leisurely bike ride around town this evening.  While out, we decided to stop in at the Golden Q and have a few adult beverages and share some Pickle-O’s.  It was fun and totally worth it 🙂

1 Michelob Ultra

1 NorCal Margarita, thank you Robb Wolf
http://paleoblocks.blogspot.com/2009/10/recipe-robb-wolfs-nor-cal-margaritas.html

Dinner:

Steak fajita meat (no tortilla), topped with onion and red bell pepper, a small amount of sour cream, and hot sauce

Tomorrow, it’s back on track!  Had to have some mid-week fun.  Helps keep the sanity in tact!

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Breakfast:

7:00 AM–Feast time!  I decided to whip up a baconegg, and veggie scramble.

Ingredients:

2 farm fresh eggs, scrambled

3 slices of nitrate-free bacon, diced

1/4 green bell pepper, diced

1/4 red bell pepper, diced

1 green onion, diced

1 leaf of fresh basil, chopped

1 palm-sized leaf of kale, chopped

Fry the bacon to your desired crispiness.  Add the veggies to the bacon and saute until desired tenderness.  In a small mixing bowl, scramble the eggs.  Add the eggs to the frying pan and cook.  FEAST!
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 Coffee:

10 oz. Caribou Daybreak morning blend coffee (organic)

1 splash heavy whipping cream (organic)

1.5 Tbsp honey

Delish!

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Lunch:

I was out of town all day for work.  My co-worker and I decided to grab lunch at a nearby Mexican restaurant in the town we were working in.  Mexican food is my weakness!  I never make myself resist chips and salsa.  I indulge in them, ALWAYS!  (80% Paleo, 100% of the time?!)
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I do, however, resist tortillas and burritos and chimichangas (at least this time!).  Instead, I opt for chicken fajitas with no rice or beans.  NOMZ!

Post-WOD:

8 oz organic whole milk

1/2 scoop GNC Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 Chocolate Protein Powder

Dinner:

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Mom made BLT Salad for dinner.  It’s SO delicious!  The rest of the family made their salad on iceberg lettuce.  I opted to chop up 2 leaves of romaine lettuce, then topped it with the rest of the salad fixings.  Notice there is a small amount of pasta on this salad, as well as some ranch dressing.  Not Paleo–don’t care.  🙂

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Dessert:

http://beta.primal-palate.com/recipe/chocolate-almond-coconut-bites/

032512 Dinner

After pretty much fasting between breakfast and dinner (I had an organic apple and some water), I decided to indulge a little on this Sunday evening. Dad cooked up some of his signature burgers.  They are truly the best in town.  Topped my burgers (yes, I had two!) with some not so Paleo American cheese, half an avocado, red onion, and romaine lettuce.  No bun, of course.  And rather than making sweet potato fries for myself while my family ate regular fries, I decided to just eat the regular fries with them.  On weekends, I typically allow myself more freedom with my diet.
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The Future of Paleo

As a result of participating in the 2012 Paleo Survey, I received the latest Paleo e-Magazine issue for FREE!  It just so happens to include an awesome interview with Robb Wolf.  I thought I’d share my favorite piece of the interview in which Robb discusses bringing Paleo to the masses.

“I hope we can get people to realize they are responsible for their own health. The government and pharma are not going to save them from degenerative diseases of affluence. Only their personal choices will do that. We will never make a pill for sleep, food, exercise and community. Not being a pessimist here, it’s just too tall a tale. So, as a game plan I see appealing to folks’ sense of self determinism to get this stuff turned around. We will not reach everyone, just the smart ones who take family, food, health and free markets seriously. I’d just like to create some venues for folks to receive economic incentives for good behavior, without subsidizing the folks who do not care.” Robb Wolf, on the spread of Paleo to the masses

 

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032512 Breakfast

ImageThis morning I made Almond Flour Pancakes, courtesy of The Food Lover’s Kitchenhttp://beta.primal-palate.com/category/breakfast/ ).  I topped them with a small amount of butter, a drizzle of honey, and a handful of raspberries.  DELICIOUS!!  I included one farm fresh egg, fried in bacon grease, as my protein source.  And one cup of black coffee.