5:30am and Already in the Kitchen

This morning I felt great and jumped out of bed as soon as the alarm went of at 5:30am and headed directly to the kitchen.  I had a bunch of root veggies calling my name and a recipe in my mind so I went right to work (look out for a post this evening with recipe included).  I love cooking in the morning before I go to work because it means when I get home from work all I have to do is heat it up and cook up some grains and steam up veggies for sides.

This morning instead of starting with a cup of coffee I had .5L of water and then a mug of sencha tea from LeafSpa– it was really nice and made me feel calm and awake.

I was feeling like something fruity this morning so I went with a smoothie for breakfast.

  • 1 banana
  • 5 strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen peaches
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2T vanilla hemp protein powder

Blend these all together and enjoy!

I also got my lunch together for the day which will be a green juice (romaine, cucumber, apple and carrot), passion mango coconut yogurt, and some Mountain Mambo train mix.

and an gala apple

Until work I am hanging out at the coffee shop working on some blog posts and enjoying a cup of organic English breakfast tea. I have decided that I really need to cut back on the coffee since I went from 1 cup a week to 1-3 cups a day lately- I blame it on this darn coffee shop! Oh well now I’m moving myself back to tea and I love it.

Q: Are you a coffee drinker or a tea? or neither?


  1. That smoothie looks so creamy and smooth and just gorgeous! YUM!

    I don’t drink tea or coffee. Well, occasionally some chamomile or other decaf tea, but never coffee. I can’t handle the caffeine and I don’t like the taste without adding tons of soy milk and sugar, so I just skip it and stick to water and green smoothies. 🙂

  2. Hi..
    I’m not a coffee drinker either. The taste is way too strong for me. I do enjoy drinking hot tea though. I love tea 🙂

  3. Emma

    I drink coffee once a day. I tried tea for a while as a substitute, but it does not have the same effect on me. I will drink green tea every so often, I should more!

  4. I used to drink coffee daily but about 6 months ago I traded it in for a mug of green tea. Now as it has started to get a bit warmer I actually leave the house in the morning with a big bottle of homemade black iced tea with lemons. So refreshing!

  5. I love both but I too have noticed that my one cup of coffee has turned into 2-3 a day which is not what I want to do. I’m going to try and gradually cut back and replace some coffee with tea 🙂

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