Paleo Shamrock Shake

Oh, hi.

I know I haven’t posted in a while.  I’m sorry.  It’s not you, it’s me.

I’ve been busy, and my health has needed more tweaking, and I have been lazy about my diet and haven’t been making as many things from scratch.  I’ll try to do better!

Right now I just really wanted to share this recipe from Primally Inspired.  Even though St. Patrick’s Day was on Sunday, and it’s sort of irrelevant at this point.

I didn’t even bother taking a decent picture of it, so here is one from my iPhone with a terrible vintage filter:

Shamrock Shake with a terrible vintage filter.

I made this for dinner last night, because I had a huge carb-heavy lunch and I was too lazy to make a real dinner after pilates.  And it was awesome.  So:

Paleo-ish Shamrock Shake – Single Serving Edition

    • 3/4 cup unsweetened Coconut Dream
    • 1/2 avocado
    • 1 1/2 Tbsp raw honey
    • 1/2 cup ice cubes
    • 1/2 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
    • 1/3 tsp peppermint extract

Blend.

Notes:

The original recipe called for a can of coconut milk.  I didn’t want anything that heavy, so I used Coconut Dream.  Real coconut milk would be creamier.  I also toned down the peppermint extract because I thought it was too strong, but if you’re into that sort of thing then use 1/2 tsp.

Busy Bee

Let me tell you internet, my life has kind of exploded in the last few weeks.  In a good way.

I started working again a few weeks ago, for the first time since last June.  (I’m a photographer.)  I was only going to do one assignment, and then another one came up, and another one, and another one.  I also acquired my new studio on February 1st, and decided to have a workshop this past Saturday with 11 other photographers, 3 models, and 2 makeup artists.  So I was very busy organizing that nonsense, and I have been recovering ever since!

Health-wise, I am still continuing to feel better every day.  I’ve been increasing my activity levels every week.  I do need more naps than when I was sitting around doing nothing, but only on my Ease into 5K running days (just finishing week 2!), or on days where I’m working on my feet all day.  However, I can get through a workout or a work day with minimal problems (as long as I keep to my routine and eat regularly), and that’s pretty awesome.

I made a yummy smoothie this morning with some frozen açaí pulp I found at Whole Foods.

Valentine’s Day Açaí Smoothie

1/2 cup apple juice (not from concentrate)
3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 banana
1 package Sambazon frozen açaí

Blend!

I wanted to do some Valentine’s Day baking, but I’ve been too busy.  Excuses, excuses.  One day this will be one of those blogs where I post the amazing things I bake all the time.

We don’t usually do anything on Valentine’s Day, but tonight we’re going to my favourite restaurant to eat pizza.  I hope everyone has had an awesome day, and: