The New Normal? Whaaattt?

What is this new normal they speak of? I am not comfortable in the mask we have to fashionably wear outside and around others but if it is a must to keep the people safe than no problem. In my opinion I don’t think we will be back to normal for a very long time. And at this point do we consider this the new normal?

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Have we all realized we have taken the fresh air for granted and now is more than eager to step out and be around others by any means necessary? No one likes being told what to do remember; we all couldn’t wait to be a grown up. The grown up thing to do is follow the new regulations and wait until it is safe to go out and return to the old normal we had before this pandemic. Feeling very awkward with the new form of home schooling; online education isn’t necessarily new it’s been around for home schoolers and those who take courses online but it is very new to us parents who also have to log into work from the very table we normally would eat dinner. This is totally out of my comfort zone.

The new normal of waking up early to stand in a grocery store line outside 6 feet apart waiting to buy supplies for your household. What about the zoom meeting with teachers at 9am while trying to respond to an email your manager just sent with urgency. This is a time we must appreciate the teachers for their hard work and dedication because they take the time to handle multiple children while teaching them the things they need to learn to become better little humans. I found myself indulging into drinks multiple times during the week after what felt like a long day. I don’t know but I’m still trying to navigate my way through these hard times without losing my mind.

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I have so many mixed feelings about what is really going on in the world. I am currently emotionally drained and a little mentally exhausted. I have to prayer even harder for my husband safety as he still goes out into the world. I pray for this world everyday. The people who have lost their lives due to the current illness, I pray for their families. Let’s not even talking about the Black Lives Matter Movement and protesting that’s going on. That will have to be a later post but for now please stay safe and remember to stay 6 feet part. I pray for you all.

How are you handling this epidemic? Are you also feeling drained? Let’s talk about it!

May I Smooth-Eat You!

I have been trying my smoothies again lately and because I took a long dramatic break from them I’m not sure where to start. Made purely of fruits, vegetables and if desired protein and dairy are all wonderful nutrients and for great health. I can’t be sure if i was going for weight loss completely; I just wanted to change my eating habits the right way. Thus far I have tried a few that I enjoy and thought I could share just in case you needed a few ideas yourself.

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First smoothie I have been enjoying is my Green Smoothie which includes:

  • Spinach
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Mixed Berries (I used blueberry, cranberry, strawberry, raspberry)
  • Banana
  • Almond Vanilla Milk
  • Chunks of Pineapples
  • Chia seeds

Love this smoothie the most and not just because of the spinach but its a very light introduction to a green smoothie but added with the sweetness of the berries.

Next favorite smoothie is Triple berry Smoothie which includes:

  • Frozen Raspberry, Strawberry, Blueberry
  • Almond milk
  • Banana
  • Greek Yogurt (sometimes)
  • Chia seeds

This is my berry go to! Love the natural sweet flavor and it doesn’t hurt that its a great start to your morning routine.

I’ll finish my smoothie rant with a detox Green smoothie ingredients includes:

  • Cucumber
  • Spinach
  • Carrots
  • Green apple
  • Mint
  • Chia seeds
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Ginger

I know for sure you will enjoy the journey of this detox as it cleans out your system and clears your skin I love this one for sure.

There you have it! Smoothies are a great way to get nutritional ingredients blended into one drink. The energy you get from all the fruits and veggies will benefit you in the future.

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Please comment and let me know if you try any of my smoothies and give your honest opinions.

See you guys later. Xoxo

Ps: please stay safe and don’t forget to wash your hands and practice safe distancing!