Whew. I do love the holidays, but I'm glad they're over for the year! After so many busy weekends lately, we kept the weekend low-key. My Mister and I went on a long walk along the coast, shared a charcuterie board and nice bottle of wine for NYE, and drove up to Carlsbad to FINALLY try out the new Pressed Freeze that just opened! I had today off from work too, and it was all about self care. I had a vitamin C IV (part of my current anti-viral protocol in support of reducing my autoimmune markers), a scheduled infrared sauna, a long walk outside, no to-do list, a castor oil pack, and plenty of lounging. Starting 2017 off right!!
Breakfast: Protein Shake // 1 scoop Build protein by PureWOD and 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, mixed with Native Forest Simple Coconut Milk, Bulletproof Brain Octane, and ice. On cooler mornings sometimes I skip the ice and blend it up hot instead!
Lunch: Venison Pesto Hash // Remember that time I packed 12# of meat in my carry on bag? While most of it was elk meat, there was a little bit of venison in there too. I cooked that up this week with nothing but a little bit of salt (I love the flavor on its own!), then mixed it in with some spaghetti squash (which I cooked in my Instant Pot for 7 minutes on steam), a 6 oz bag of fresh baby spinach, chopped, and some pesto. I usually make my own pesto based on this recipe, but my Trader Joe's was out of basil this week! Fortunately, I'm able to find an AIP compliant pesto at my nearby Grocery Outlet, so I used that instead. These "hash" style meals are super simple and I make them almost weekly for workday lunches.
Dinner: Squash Lime Soup // After Christmas last weekend I was lucky enough to end up with all of the bones from the turkey, which I happily turned into 6 quarts of rich and delicious bone broth! Naturally I put a soup on the menu this week to take advantage. I've made this Squash Lime Soup before, but this time I added in a 6 oz bag of baby spinach and three scoops of Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Pure Protein for an all in one meal.
Optional Snack: Artisana Coconut Butter Travel Packs
I hope that you had a relaxing weekend as well, and a Happy New Year!!