Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Day in My Paleo Life

Today I left the house at 5:55 AM and do not get home until 7:45 PM. It is going to be a LONG day. Since today is sheer chaos, I have decided to post everything I ate yesterday. This is a pretty good example of my daily eats.

At 5:20 AM, I fixed a banana coconut milk smoothie. I muffled the blender with a giant blanket so I would not wake up Chase and all of our neighbors. It worked surprisingly well!

 This consists of:
1 1/3 frozen bananas 
1 1/2 cup unsweeetened coconut milk 
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Easy Peasey! 

Each morning I take care of three kids and help them get ready for school. There mom leaves for work early, so I work two hours each morning from 6-8 AM. This is the same family mentioned in THIS post. 

At 7:30 I gobbled up some almonds in order to have some energy before my run.

I typically head straight to the gym and run. Today I did 6 miles. I am still super sore from the race so I am hoping to get rid of some lactic acid. 

Post-workout (10:30) I had a tangelo. It was AMAZING. I have been craving citrus, so I am happy oranges are coming back!

Monday's are my easy day and I have a couple of hours to run errands and clean the house/do laundry. Yesterday I did the latter! The house now sparkles!

I fixed lunch around noon and had:

Kale Chips

Apple slices with Almond Butter

Chocolate Chips! :)

Then I headed to the twinnies house. I also take care of two 13-month-old twins. I have been with them since they were 2 weeks old. They are the girls in the tutus in THIS post. I did not show their face for obvious reasons. But their little bums are too cute, as well!

This month I have off from teaching, which is actually perfect because I have needed to work almost double hours with the twin. That is where I am from 9AM-7PM today!

At the twins, I had another tangelo for a snack. I am officially addicted!

 I also had more almonds.

When I got home, around 7:30, I had a bowl of Paleo Chili. It was delish. 

For dessert, I had more apple slices with almond butter and this beauty:
 And that concludes the a Monday in my Paleo life! :)


  1. Looks yummy. OK, I can't quite get over the visual of you muffling the blender, ha ha ha. Totally sounds like something I would do!

  2. Haha ... she THINKS she muffles the sound well! That blender could wake the dead, but she's sweet for being considerate anyhow. :)

  3. I need to try the coconut butter. and I need to buy a blender. :)

  4. My husband only WISHES I would muffle the blender with a blanket! Hahahaha! Maybe I should show him some love and give it a try :)

  5. Wow you wake up early! You wake up right about the time I head to bed :) Good job on the 6 miles! That is my next goal :)

  6. wow long day! and how considerate of you to muffle the blender. Wouldn't my roommates have loved if I had thought of doing that last year when I would make post run smoothies before they were awake. Oops!

  7. That's funny because the noise is a huge reason why I don't make smoothies in the morning. That and I don't want to have to wash it after I'm done. It's such a pain. The blender is only for special occasions :).

  8. That smoothie looks great. I have never tried coconut milk before but I have heard great things.