WIAW #11: Paleo Chocolate Smoothie + #mnbchallenge week 2 recap


Since I didn’t get around to do the week 2 recap of the #mnbchallenge over the weekend I figured I would just kill two birds with one stone and use this post as my WIAW since week 2 was centered around food (nourish). Win. Win!

If you missed week 1 of the challenge and how it all works go to my post here.

I thought this week was going to be easier than it was. I struggled with each days’ challenge because they all went against my whole lifestyle “diet” but, since I am participating in this #mnbchallenge I had to give them all a go at it.

Here is how week 2 {Nourish} went:


Mon. (2/10/14): Go Meatless! Skip meat today! Try vegetarian/vegan meals.

Well, if you have been following my blog for some time now you know that it is almost impossible for me to go meatless ALL.DAY.LONG! I follow a Paleo lifestyle and my body performs the best when I include meat in my daily “diet”. I only went meatless for breakfast which was scrambled eggs and my favorite breakfast sweet potato recipe.


Tues. (2/11/14): Take Your Lunch to Work Today!

This was easy for me since my “work” is my kitchen since I am a SAHM. I had my new favorite go-to lunch: spicy tuna cakes + paleo deviled eggs + baby carrots!


Wed. (2/12/14): Write it down! Keep track of what you eat today and share your eats through Instagram and Twitter.

6:40am: coffee w/ half & half; 8:00am: breakfast sweet potatoes w/ scrambled eggs; 11:30am: Iced Caramel macchiato; 1:30pm: spicy tuna cakes (Nom Nom Paleo) + paleo deviled eggs + apple; 3:00pm: cookies + Robin’s eggs + mini York patties; 6:15pm: Loco Moco (Nom Nom Paleo) + sautéed broccoli & bacon; 9:00pm: frozen banana treats- sliced banana + any type of nut/seed butter + macadamia nut and chocolate sauce drizzled on top (raw cacao powder + coconut oil/butter) and put in freezer until firm.

There have only been a handful of times in my life where I had to write down everything I ate on a daily basis. Those times were: gestational diabetes (pregnancy), autoimmune urticaria/angioedema (on my own- not doctors’ orders), post-pregnancy (to lose the baby weight or try to at least) and post-college (to lose the Freshman-25). Okay. Okay. Maybe a little more than a handful of times. I will occasionally go back and use the MyFitnessPal app to track a few days worth of food, just to get an idea of my caloric intake. I do not always eat 100% Paleo, some days it is closer to that 100 then others so, it is a good idea for me to get a handle on how many calories I am actually eating. It seems lately I have been eating like I am training for a marathon but, I am NOT actually training for a marathon so those extra calories I am consuming are not getting burned off as quickly.



Thurs. (2/13/14): Smoothie Day! Thirsty Thursday!

I normally don’t make smoothies because, for me, they are just extra calories. I would rather just eat the actual whole food to get the nutrients or vitamins or what ever it is I need to include into my diet. I will be honest with you though, I made a banana/avocado/cacao smoothie for this challenge and tasted really good. Z and I split the smoothie and since I made it that one day I now make one for him every afternoon when he wakes up from his nap and he loves it!

Paleo Chocolate Smoothie (serving size: 2)

  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/2 small avocado
  • 2 tsp. organic raw cacao powder
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • handful of ice
  • 1 TBL raw honey
  • 1/4-1/3 milk or coconut water or any other milk alternative



Fri. (2/14/14): Go Raw Friday!

This was probably the hardest of all the days. The only thing I could come up with was fruit (banana/apple) with my almond butter. I know, really exciting huh?!?

Can’t wait to see what week 3 brings. I am already 2 days in and will be interested to see how the rest of the week plays out.


**don’t  forget to head on over to Lorna Jane’s site and Move, Nourish and Believe, they have some great workouts on their sites.

**Last but not least, make sure to check out Jenn @Peas and Crayons for more blogger eats!

Which one of these days would be the hardest for you? the easiest?

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10 Responses to WIAW #11: Paleo Chocolate Smoothie + #mnbchallenge week 2 recap

  1. Thank you for sharing the fun you are having with these challenges. Very motivating!

  2. Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures says:

    I told my man about those tuna cakes and I’m glad they’re your favorite lunch right now because I will gladly be making them ASAP. My boyfriend was super excited about the idea too, especially because we love paleo salmon cakes SO MUCH. I feel the SAME way about smoothies, I’d rather eat them in their whole form because sometimes they just turn into mounds of calories. And, to be fair, I don’t mind eating that much first thing in the morning but sometimes it leaves more to be desired and when you eat that much – you don’t want to feel hungry after, naturally. Wow that was a long sentence. 🙂
    Good job going meatless for breakfast! I’m sure that’s hard to do.

  3. Lindsey says:

    I LOVE smoothies! I eat them for breakfast (and let’s be real dinner) all the time in the summer 🙂 It’s kind of a pain to write down everything you eat, but it works for some people!

  4. runsaltrun says:

    Raw day would definitely be my biggest struggle! Meatless and smoothies? No problem. 🙂
    This challenge is so cool! I’ve seen it on a couple of different blogs and I’m sad I missed the start of it!

  5. You had me at chocolate smoothie- yum!

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