Another Full Day

After a less than stellar night’s sleep, I took on the day… starting with my power packed smoothie (organic mixed berries, strawberries, pineapple, mango, kale, pomegranate juice, ginger, turmeric, pepper, almond milk)  and quinoa with walnuts, chia seeds, raisins, and almond milk. I feel healthier just typing this!

Overcast with rain threatening  but I hit out for a walk, bins and camera in hand. I have been trying to have the willpower to leave bins and camera at  home and power walk instead of stopping a zillion times for pics and birds. No willpower today! Even stopped at my nephew, Bruce’s, for a chat!

The blackberries are just starting to ripen. I ate the ripe ones right after I took the pic! Yum

The blackberries are just starting to ripen. I ate the ripe    ones right after I took the pic! Yum!

Leftover raindrops from last night. I love that  you can see the leaf veins through the drops.

Leftover raindrops from last night. I love that you can see the leaf veins through the drops.

Lots of Tent Caterpillars this year.

Lots of Tent Caterpillars this year.

This first year male Common Yellowthroat was very curious. Popped up when I pished!

This first year male Common Yellowthroat was very curious. Popped up when I pished!

We are going camping at Graves Island this weekend so I spent the rest of the morning making granola, vegetarian chili, oat/ bean burgers, etc. to take with us.

After lunch, I left DH installing a new reverse osmosis system and I went to drop off a card for a friend who is going through a second bout with breast cancer. I then went to the Bulk Barn and found what is now my new favourite snack food… Beanitos!!! I had read about them on a health blog and could hardly wait to try them. I didn’t tear them open right away showing the willpower I so sorely lacked earlier in the day! 🙂  Only because I was on my way to another treat.. shopping at Frenchies!  I scored a Columbia sleeveless lightweight blouse which I am planning to wear when we go to Costa Rica.

Back to Beanitos… corn free, no trans fats, no preservatives, gluten-free, very high fibre, vegan. I got the Restaurant Style White Bean with Sea Salt.  Got home and broke out our homemade salsa and dipped those guilt- free babies in the salsa and YUM!  Only one, not so slight, drawback.. be prepared to mortgage your house… $4.99 for 170g bag!  I am definitely going to save them for Beanito- worthy occasions! Of course that again depends on how the willpower is behaving! 🙂

DH is scarfing down deep fried calamari and french fries with deep fried zucchini as his token veggie. Sounds bad but usually he eats vegan with me. He just decided to have a ‘go bad’ week!

Off to  have my salad.. martyr, martyr… tee hee!

Pura Vida. Have a great evening!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 comments on “Another Full Day

  1. Hazel says:

    Loving your new blog, Donna! You’re such a funny blogger (blogster?), sis.

    2 things: you are a very brave woman to add turmeric and pepper to your morning smoothie!!!…and…those are fall web caterpillars not tent (just learned that last year ;-)).

  2. nonnathree03 says:

    Thanks, Hazelsis! That’s me … brave woman.. hahaha…. you can’t even taste the tumeric and pepper.. my favourite way to ‘get er done’ for the day!
    Oh… Fall Web Caterpillars it is!

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