Hello, Monday.

Well, what do you know? Monday's here (again). I have a confession to make: I originally wasn't going to post anything this morning. Sunday is my writing day, and well, it felt like the blog gods were conspiring against me yesterday. I was going to start a new series exploring design points of interest in LA, starting with a cute home shop I follow on Instagram, only to find that the home portion of the store has split off to a new space down the street. If you've ever tried to find parking in Santa Monica on a beautiful Sunday, 2 blocks from the beach, you'll understand why I eventually gave up and went home. Life is too short to spend circling the block for an hour, no matter how cute the store (I will return though!). 

You see, I want this blog to be (insert superlative here… wonderful, divine, supreme would be good places to start). But it's obviously not always, because let's face it, I'm not always-- ever, actually. I'm woefully human. And I'm trying to be okay with that. So rather than fake something on Monday morning, I thought I would share with you a quick little slice of my reality on Monday mornings-- rushing to work, slightly jealous of Miles who works from home and therefore can sleep later than I can (okay, fine, extremely jealous. But I'm not proud of it). So, if you're a little like me-- rush, harried, wondering what you're doing with your life-- this is for you.

Monday morning smoothie (serves 2)

Note: know your blender. This solids to liquid ratio works well for my Vitamix, but if you may be able to get away with less almond milk and therefore, a thicker smoothie. Since I have to blend my smoothies in the bathroom so as to not upset my neighbor, I err on the side of too much liquid so I don't have to bring my almond milk to the potty. 

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries

Combine ingredients in blender, whir, run out the door. I drink mine in the car from a mason jar fitted with a Cuppow. Yes, it's an adult zippy cup, but it makes me happy, and it is stinking precious.

Aaaand now I'm late. Happy Monday, y'all!