Last Tuesday Damian and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary. Three years goes by really fast when you’re making new people!
It was also our very first day back from our impromptu trip home, and even though I had managed to remain entirely raw for the first two days of our visit (high-raw for the rest), I was fully prepared to enjoy a cooked celebratory feast. Here’s how the day went.
Iced, with raw almond milk. And can I just take a moment here? I am utterly and completely, hopelessly and truly, head over heals and over the moon, for NuNaturals Liquid Stevia. This stuff is so rad! I’ve been wanting to give stevia another chance, but there are so many brands and who knows which are good (very few) and which are crap (with the dreaded stevia afterbite bitterness that will seriously ruin a drink). Anyways, I won a giveaway over at spabettie recently (thanks Kristina! Happy blog birthday!) and poof! No more tough decisions for me! NuNaturals was arriving on my doorstep, and my coffee was never the same again. I LOVE THIS STUFF! I love that it’s natural and plant-extracted and that it adds sweetness without any calories (not that I count them, but they sure can add up with the way I’m downing coffee these days). So yeah, I am a convert. Delicious flavor, no horrible aftertaste. WIN.
After coffee and exercise, I strapped Waits onto my back and we headed out to the garden . . .
This smoothie had water kefir, protein powder, Vitamineral Green powder, a vitamin K2 capsule emptied into it (important for growing bones and teeth!), all that spinach, a banana, and a dash of powdered stevia from NuNaturals. I also love that I can use less fruit in my smoothies, with a tiny bit of stevia to sweeten it up. Can you tell I’m into this stuff right now?
While I made our smoothie, Waits ate his breakfast. It’s not much to look at but he sure did love it. Oatmeal with coconut cream, sprinkled with hemp hearts and dulse.
Since it was our first day back from traveling, I made sure to hit all our supplements. We both use these D2 and B12 sprays. Also some liquid DHA, not pictured. Then it was bath time (obviously, look at that face) and nap time.
Eating On The Run
Waits had his 15-month pediatrician appointment in the early afternoon, so I grabbed more coffee and some snacks to take on the go. I love this picture:
. . . because it’s just so me-as-Mom to me: healthy snacks, extra diaper, water. I’m not a “fussy mummy” with a million doo-dads and gizmos, but we ger ‘er done, haha. Also, rad vegan wallet and purse, both from Herbivore <3
And I had a Brazil nut. Just one has your daily dose of selenium!
We dropped Waits off at the
babysitter’s very kind friend’s with a supply of rice crackers and hummus with green peas.
Then we were off. A real date! Our fourth since Waits was born! We went to one of our very favorite restaurants, the same one we went to on our first wedding anniversary, before there were babysitters to worry about (and back at their old location in a tiny coffee shop). It never fails to impress. Portland visitors, this is an absolute, without fail, do not miss, dining experience!
Portobello Vegan Trattoria
It was good. Good enough to last us another 4 months or so.