Cherry Green Smoothie
1 cup baby romaine leaves
1 cup frozen cherries
2 Tb coconut oil
2 cups water
1 Tb raw cacao
1/4 English cucumber
Blend it up, sip slowly.
I wish I had made a list of To-Dos a few days ago when I was super-woman. I love to cross off accomplished tasks. I have resisted list making in the past as I always lost my list or forgot about it, or "the dog ate it" somewhere along the way. Now, I must list to function as a business woman and mother of 3 high energy little loves and partner to a guy who needs some me time also.
There are the lists that are big, big long term stuff and there are the day to day. Last night my husband and I crossed off one of the big ones. We have gone out on dates before (a couple of times I clearly remember). A friend or family member will watch the kids, but this time we hired a babysitter.
I am working hard to take some of my own advice surrounding getting support as a mother. Our role as mothers starts from the moment that baby presents itself to us in the form of a pregnancy test! It is vital to have support to get through each phase of motherhood. Last night as I crossed off a big goal on my list I felt proud. I was actually a nervous wreck last night, but I'll be better the next time. So today I sit on the computer as the baby sleeps, with my smoothie in hand and work on the next list. I am currently adding some big, BIG things to my long term goals and as for the short term, let's see.
- Water the plants
- Order books from amazon
- Prepare for tonight's sessions with clients
- Put a load of laundry in
- Put away the rest of the groceries
- E-mail Patrick and check in
- Remember to pick Eli up from school
- Finish Newsletter
- Freeze half of the pesto (oh you should know about that)
Arugula Sunflower and Almond Pesto
3 cups or so of baby arugula (you can mix in some other baby greens if you have them)
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup or more good quality olive oil (this part is so important)
juice of 1 lemon
sea salt and pepper
In a food processor or high speed blender, process or blend the ingredients together. You may need more oil, be sure to scrape down the sides often until you have a smooth texture. Check for seasonings.
I plan to serve this over tortellini for the kids tonight. Recently they discovered tortellini and though I am mostly a gluten-free cook, I am indulging them in this treat. So tonight it will be monster tortellini and I'm sure I will hear a grumble or two until they taste it and realize that the green goo isn't so bad. I am going to freeze the rest and use for a vegetable gratin of some sort. I'll get back to you on that.
Have you crossed off any big to-dos lately? Find some support and start crossing off!