dog hog blog

I’m so glad I have most of my appetite AND a small amount of energy to make some easy, delicious food.

Below is Food For Life, millet bread.  Have you ever picked up a loaf of gluten free bread?  It’s small, weighs a ton and will set you back $4-6.  However, it’s comforting and deliciously different from wheat based bread.  The millet bread is dense and almost thick + cakey in a way.  I like the texture and the flavor is mild.

I topped it with unsalted/unsweetened PB, coconut butter, + raisins.

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I made a HUGE green monster, that turned purple from 1c of blueberries.  It didn’t even all fit in this glass! 

contents were:

  • spinach
  • blueberries
  • almond milk
  • acai juice [no sugar added]
  • chia seeds
  • banana
  • avocado [makes smoothies suuuuper creamy]
  • strawberries
  • vanilla chai protein powder [amazing grass]


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Dakota knows I’m sick.  She pouts even more, if you can imagine that.  It is on rare occasions like this that I let her up on the couch and then immediately regret my decision.

She is SUCH a couch hog!  I was smooshed.

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She loves to be buried in blankets and does not try to find her way out…

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My afternoon smoothie was slammin’!!!!  I made a variation from the orange banana smoothie I made a few weeks ago, which was a variation from Angela’s creamsicle smoothie.  This was much more creamsicle like!

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Orange Coconut Creamsicle

  • 3 clementines
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1T chia seeds
  • ~1c unsweetened almond milk
  • ~1T coconut butter [coconut oil will work too]
  • 1t vanilla
  • 1t maca powder [optional]
  1. Pour almond milk into a blender.
  2. Add all ingredients.  Peel as much pulp off the clementines as possible.
  3. Blend on low, working up to high until smooth.
  4. Let sit ~3min to thicken, if desired.  [the ground chia seeds will thicken it]

*Make sure your banana is frozen or this will be too liquidy.  You can also freeze the clementines [after peeling them] and the avocado, if you wish. 

*If you use a whole banana it will overpower the flavor.

*If you use more avocado it will mask the flavor.  I find that coconut milk [from the carton] also masks flavor in smoothies. 

This was suuuuper creamy, with a mellow vanilla flavor, slight hint of coconut + banana, and orangey deliciousness.  If you want a more robust orange flavor, add zest from the peel. 

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Back to lounging around and trying to kick this fever out the door!