Buongiorno! After a ridiculously raucous rainstorm last night, I awoke to a BEAUTIFUL spring-like day here in NC. I opened the windows and BAM, was immediately flooded with Guilford nostalgia -- anytime the weather gets a little warmer and the birds come out, my mind drifts back to the Guilford lake, the sun, the trees, the birds... the distant sounds of drunk college students (just kidding, sort of). I think most of all, I just miss that feeling of belonging to a beautiful campus, surrounded by people and art and beauty. I think then, lying by the lake soaking in sun rays, I wasn't aware of much beyond the next week. Or maybe I was, but I blocked it from my mind. I feel so thankful and lucky that I had an incredible college experience, and realize now that it was and always will be a big beautiful part of my life.
Then after this nostalgia attack, I was hungry. Duh. I guess today is one of my more adult days because I ATE TOFU FOR BREAKFAST. I could have REALLY blown everyone out of the water if I'd added some spinach....baby steps. I'll just say it: I'm bad at breakfast, and I wish I wasn't. I LOVE breakfast food, but when I wake up in the morning, I'm so blinded by my hunger that I reach for anything that is already made OR I'll drink coffee until I forget that I was hungry and then have another problem of caffeine-induced cleaning where I don't stop until the house SPARKLES. (I just re-read that last line and realized I sound crazy.) BUT since the trend now is to be mindful, I slowed down and created the most delicious smoothie I've ever made (I haven't made many). Recipe above. Will repeat until ingredients run out.