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‘Cado love

Brought back something I haven’t had consistently in quite a while:

coffee

the morning cup o’ Joe.

Since I’ve been breastfeeding, I was worried that caffeine would give Liv an extra dose of energy -a scary thought when you’re already partying all night and sleep-deprived- but when I found out that it’s processed the same as alcohol (a glass is totally fine), I was pretty excited. Even though we’ve all been snoozing well for the past couple of months (knock.on.wood), I still love having a cup of coffee in the morning.

I also miss my morning glass of green juice for energy, but it’s way easier to pop a half-caf pod in the K-cup maker and press “brew” 😉

Breakfast of champions:

egg, fruit and muffin

2 eggs over hard, berries and a banana-almond muffin from the freezer

egg, fruit muffin

This morning, I’m going to start a baby meal to take over to some friends tomorrow, then TurboFire and swimming with friends this afternoon.

MY OTHER RECIPES


Today’s #smoothie a day will feature new-to-me coconut milk from Trader Joe’s:

coconut milk

love that it’s fortified with extra nutrients (on top of all of the amazing benefits of the coconut) and it has the same amount of calories as our usual almond milk.

Also grabbed some Avocado’s Number Guacamole, which is like the TJs version of Wholly Guacamole (which I LOVE on zucchini chips and salad):

avocado

I love anything avocado and am always looking for new ways to enjoy one of my favorite healthy fats. Ever since I start emphasizing healthy fats and protein, I’ve noticed a huge difference in my skin and hair. While I’ve always had super thick hair, it used to look pretty dull to me –especially before I got into raw foods. Since then, it’s actually been shiny.

Besides the usual salad toppings and wrap/sandwich fillers, here are some of my favorite ways to enjoy avocado:

Chocolate-avocado pudding

pudding1

With honey and sunflower seeds

cado

Guacamole

guac

For texture (instead of a banana) in a smoothie

smoothie a dat2

And some new things I’m excited to try:

Guacamole hummus dip

Green Goddess grilled cheese sandwich

Lemon-dill avocado dressing

Smashed chickpea and avocado salad sandwich

Cucumber and avocado summer rolls

Avocado pita pizzas with cilantro sauce

Are you crazy for ‘cados? What’s your favorite way to enjoy them?

chicken, kale and cado

Hope you all have a happy Monday <3

xoxo

Gina

Just for fun:

updog

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57 Comments

  1. Emily on May 22, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Two all-time faves: 1) sliced with garlic salt sprinkled on top 2) cut in half, then fill the hole from the pit with homemade pico de gallo (mine is just tomato, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, and lime juice), coarse sea salt, and a healthy dose of hot sauce. YUM! Ok, might have to go to the store to get the ingredients to make that for dinner now!

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