Good Monday morning all! Are you ready to head back to work? I had an awesome, awesome weekend – between running with my Dad in his first 5k, traveling to Modale, IA for Ben’s Grandma’s 85th and planting flowers with my Mom – I just never wanted it to end!
And even though the weekend is over and it’s a Monday, I still have several things to be happy about this morning – including:
- I jumped out of bed without having to use the snooze button
- I got to change the toothbrush head on my Sonicare toothbrush (I LOVE fresh toothbrush heads!!)
- The rain started about 10 minutes after my Mom and I completed a great morning walk
- I’m wearing a new shirt, in my new favorite color to wear – lime green
True – these are little things – but sometimes it’s the little things that get you through the day! Another thing I have to be happy about?? A Tropical Oatmeal Smoothie!
My smoothie had:
- 1 mango
- 1 small, frozen banana
- 1/4 cup oatmeal
- 3/4 cup skim milk
- 2 T organic coconut shreds
I added all the ingredients to my blender and blended until everything was smooth.
Mmmmm, tropical indeed! For a few glorious, blended minutes I was on a beach somewhere, listening to the crashing waves. Bliss. 😀
I seriously cannot describe the texture of blended mango. It is the creamiest, thickest, smoothest substance known to man…you guys have GOT to try it sometime!
For lunch today, I had some stuff to clean out of the fridge so I packed a big salad with:
- mixed greens
- half a large cucumber
- red onions
Loving the flavors and textures in this salad for sure!
I also packed a sliced, Braeburn apple.
What’s your favorite type of apple? Braeburn’s are my go-to, sweet and reliable apple type of choice – but in the Fall, Honeycrisp Apples are WHERE IT’S AT!
Have a fantastic Monday. It’s a fresh, new week – make it great!