But before I get to that, I thought I’d give some updates on the blog. As you can see, the site has gotten a bit of a makeover, which was largely inspired by Gena’s recent post on tips for vegan bloggers. She made me want to step up my game! Not only have the aesthetics changed, but I finally got the rebelgrrlkitchen.com domain name. Exciting stuff! I’ll ask you to bear with me during this transition period: the site style may change a couple more times, and my tag line may go through some more changes as well—-I’m trying to figure out a way to communicate my blog POV in a short phrase. What’s unique about me as a blogger? Well, I bring a political, punk rock approach to the healthy living world. Do I love yoga, green juice, and chia seeds? Wildly, I do. Would you describe me as “crunchy” or “granola”? Goodness, NO! Do I adore super intense, “tough guy” workouts? Heck yes! Would you describe me as “sporty”? Not even close. Do I believe in the power of meditation to change the world? In many ways, yes. Will I profess that without critiquing structural injustice? Don’t hold your breath.
These contradictions are the backbone of the rebel grrl kitchen. And so, for now, I’m paying homage to my rebellious comrades in the #occupy movement, and calling on everyone to “OCCUPY HEALTHY LIVING”! What do you think?
Update fini! Now on to yesterday’s eats!
The morning began as it always does. Warm water + lemon + 1 T apple cider vinegar. (Not pictured, but it was housed in the NPR mug that you always see in these photos!)
I then did this Fit Sugar workout (3 times through) + the Tone It Up Under the Sea workout. I’m still recovering from surgery, so I can’t do most of the ZWOW workouts yet, but these two worked just fine for my body right now. After the workout, I sipped some green juice (spinach, kale, lemon, green apple, ginger):
Then it was off to my C2 Power Yoga class! Always one of the best hours of my day. <3
Post-yoga, I had my 2nd breakfast/quasi-lunch, which consisted of a green smoothie (spinach, coconut water, blueberries, peaches, raw protein powder):
….and my ugly-but-delicious almond butter/cinnamon/banana bowl:
Then it was off to working at a coffee shop. I brought MORE green juice for my snack:
After getting a decent amount of work done, I met Mike at home for an out-of-the-ordinary weeknight movie date. With Yoga Teacher Training eating up a lot of my weekends, we’re trying to schedule in more quality time on the weekdays. We saw “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,” and gave it a mixed review. It had lots of really wonderful moments and definitely made you feel feelings, but the direction was a bit scattered toward the end, and it sort of lost us. Still, it was a fun weekday routine-shakeup! To tide me over until dinner, I snuck a snack into the movie theater— brown rice puffs! (I’m really into grain puffs lately if you haven’t noticed):
When we got home, I made a ginormous salad with kale, spinach, romaine, orange bell pepper, 1/2 avocado, sprouts, and balsamic. YUM!
And dessert was leftover pie from Mike’s birthday dinner on Monday night! I made this recipe for the dinner we had with friends to celebrate. Super tasty!
And, as always, the day was filled with lots of H2O, and probably one too many cups of green tea.
How were your eats yesterday? What do you think about the blog’s new look? Any advice from fellow bloggers (or non-blogger readers!) about my “Blogger POV”?