We're getting into the busy season of life, my garbanzo grazers!
Breakfast: smoothie with frozen wild blueberries, spinach, and cauliflower, spirulina, cacao, hemp seeds, vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, and molasses + brown rice cake with garlic hummus. Smoothie packs to the rescue! (Check out my Shop page for all the products I use.)
Coming back from Italy was like a big fat WOAH. Even though I planned ahead, I hadn't taken that much time away from my computer in a looooong time. Now work is quite literally the craziest it has ever been, with the restaurant industry throwing me curveballs of every sort on the daily. Sometimes I laugh (ok fine, I always laugh) when I get emails from readers saying they're envious of this job I speak of. Trust me--it is not AN EIGHTH as pretty or glamorous or effortless as it probably looks at times.
Do I love it? Yes.
Does it keep me up at night? Of course.
Are there times when I need to hide in the bathroom and cry about it? Absofreakinglutely. Don't we all?
Lately I feel like I just drank ten cups of coffee when I haven't had any cups of coffee. It's like a constant anxious million-miles-a-minute kind of buzz.
Snack: a couple Morning Glory Breakfast Cookies (recycled pic because I ate them too fast)
I truly believe that life has a funny way of keeping you grounded. There's highs and there's lows and there always will be. With all of the excitement, inspiration, and fun comes stress, anxiety, and fear. Fueling myself with healthy food that makes me feel my absolute best physically helps lessen the mental blow because let's face it, despite what the internet says, you can't cure stress with coconut oil.
Dinner: veggie tacos + chips and salsa for National Taco Day!
Snack: leftover Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Dip with chips...couldn't resist!
I hope this post didn't come off too mopey or negative---I just want you all to rest assured that life isn't always a bowl of chocolate for anyone. Now go light my fave lavender candle and eat some chocolate! You deserve it.