Perfect Monday

Today is a planned rest day. I was tempted to take yesterday off but Zak wanted to swim early on Monday and go straight to work – meaning I wouldn’t be to run unless I got up well before 5. hahahahahyeahright. I pushed my rest day off until today and it worked out well for both of us.

I slept in this morning until about 6:45. After some time on the computer I cut into a not-quite-ripe peach. A little too much crunch, but still sweet.


Even though it’s a rest day, I still wanted to stretch out a little and did 20 minutes of Gentle Hatha Yoga to start my day.

Feeling yoga-rific I went downstairs to whip up more fruit – a young coconut banana smoothie!


This is my new favorite smoothie combo. The meat of a young coconut is soft and full of flavor. It blends in nicely with the banana, both physically and in flavor! I sliced up a banana when I ate my peach and stuck it in the freezer to let it start to freeze a little, giving it a nice slushy texture and naturally adds sweetness too. Young coconut meat, banana and just a little unsweetened vanilla hemp milk for some liquid – perfecto!

I probably should have added more hemp milk though because this was SO thick I had to go back later and stir in a little water. My cheeks hurt from trying to slurp this puppy down!

Additional morning excitement includes a captured and released teeny tiny cricket.

Trapped Teeny Tiny Cricket

Teeny Tiny or not, it didn’t stop me from letting out a squeal when he lurched at me after I took that pic, with his giant teeth barred ready to sink his chompers into my delicate flesh!

OK so I exaggerate sometimes. But not about important stuff like coconut banana smoothies.

I’d planned to wait and have a Brunch Cookie this morning, but it was bumped up in the schedule to be called a Breakfast Cookie today because I’m hungry now.


Besides a meeting tonight, we’ve got nothing on the schedule for today but lots playing and house work. Just the way I like it.


16 Responses

  1. Must get a young coconut!! Ugh! I hate bugs. So gross. I probably would have squashed it after it chirped at me. Take that!!! (that’s kinda evil huh?) Honey your day sounds exactly like mine. Have a good one πŸ™‚


  2. your cookies always look so good! i must try

  3. I love how “sleeping in” is 6:45. πŸ˜€ I’m the same exact way. My body clock won’t let me sleep any later then 7, and even that’s pushing it.

    Enjoy your rest day!! πŸ˜€

  4. good for you for rearranging your schedule to not miss a workout. i would have probably taken both days off πŸ˜› props! do you have a hard time getting the pit out of a not-so-ripe peach? i definitely do and i hate that. hope you enjoyed your bfast cookie~oh and i would have shreeked at the baby cricket too!

  5. I got my hubs to crack open a coconut last night….and mostly, my young coconut never makes it into a smoothie bc I EAT it before I can use it!

    oh well.
    flesh eating crickets are horrible!

    lots of playing and housework are the BEST days ever (in MY opinion)

    Happy Monday to ya!

  6. sound slike you are having my perfect day, excpet I wouldn’t do the house work part!

  7. I love using the coconut meat in the smoothies…adds such a nice flavor. I will try adding in banana also, that way I wouldn’t have to use any additional sweetener…hmm, great idea πŸ˜€

    I’m gonna be trying my hand at that breakfast cookie this week. I think that would be perfect to have on my way to work.

    I’ve got some mega house cleaning to do today too, my house is a mess from a weekend of fun…lol

  8. Your breakfast cookies are epic! I need to try them out again!
    Big pat on the back for rearranging your rest day so as not to miss a workout. I’m so lazy, I would probably have just taken two rests! Ha ha.
    Happy Monday!

  9. Okay, I have to get a young coconut… It’s on my list!

    I like that you are so flexible with your breakfast cookie, that you eat it when you are hungry. It sounds so simple, but it just sometimes isn’t…. I love eating fruit first thing in the morning and nothing else. But I think the key may be that I’ll have to be a bit more flexible when it comes to what I eat when after the fruit…

    Happy Monday! πŸ™‚

  10. So, yes just like Andrea…I too will be purchasing a hot young coconut. Thank you!

  11. i LOVE candyland. it was one of my fave games growing up. oh max…i think we are destined to be friends.

    that smoothie looks amazing…how is hemp milk? i haven’t tried it, but i obviously think of the OTHER stuff when i hear that, haha πŸ™‚

    happy monday!

    • Hemp milk is OK. The flavor is a little weird – the same way almond milk is weird. But I like that it’s not dairy and for the purposes of cereal, oatmeal and smoothies it works well. You wouldn’t catch me drinking a big glass of it though! It’s a good source of Omega 3’s and 6’s too.

  12. A young coconut banana smoothie sounds so, so, SO good right now…I wish I had one. I don’t have a young coconut though, so I can’t make one 😦

  13. *it didn’t stop me from letting out a squeal when he lurched at me after I took that pic, with his giant teeth barred ready to sink his chompers into my delicate flesh!*


    ps. that pic of Max looks like she’s mid-craps throw.

  14. I hope you enjoyed your rest day πŸ™‚ Hahah I am not a bug person, its the jumping ones that freak me out- you never know what they are aiming for. I will take a slow moving ant anyday.

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