Some of my favorite posts from other bloggers are the ones that chronicle a “day in the life” of their world. I’m always curious to take a peek behind the scenes and see what everybody else does all day, so why not give it a go myself? Here’s a snapshot of a typical Tuesday:
7:15a – 9:00a: Alarm goes off, and I hit snooze like five times. Actually get up an hour later. Unload the dishwasher and take the pooch out.
9:00a – 10:00a: Tuesdays and Thursdays I try to go to the gym to do some weight machines. I get in and get out, thinking about coffee and breakfast the whole time.
10:00a – 10:30a: Come home, take a quick shower, then make coffee and a breakfast smoothie at the same time, because I need all the beverages. While the kettle of hot water is heating up for my French press coffee, I get out the blender to make a smoothie that will refuel me from the workout. Lately, I’ve been loving the combo of one banana, a handful of fresh cherries, TruMoo Chocolate Milk, and some ice. The chocolate milk is a great source of protein that will keep me full until lunch.
10:30a – 12:30p: Get a little computer work out of the way, which includes promoting the day’s new blog post on my social media accounts, responding to reader comments and answering client e-mails.
12:30p – 12:45p: Tuesdays and Thursdays are “photo days,” where I’ll cook and photograph at least two new recipes each day. If the recipes are simple, I can start early afternoon, but if they are more complicated, I need to start earlier in the day. Today’s recipes are pretty simple, so I have time for a cup of soup for lunch before I get started.
12:45p – 3:45p: Test and photograph two new recipes.
3:45p – 4:15p: Um seriously, how are there this many dirty dishes?
4:15p – 6:00p: I’ll go back to computer work for a little bit, usually with “Ellen” or “Friends” on in the background. I”ll work until Jeff gets home from his own job around 6pm, and then call it a day. I’ll “make dinner,” which usually just means re-heating the food I cooked and photographed earlier, then we’ll take the dog for a walk and relax the rest of the evening.
I hope you enjoyed this little behind-the-scenes peek at my day. I’d like to take a moment to tell you about the TruMoo Chocolate Milk I used in this Chocolate, Cherry & Banana Smoothie. TruMoo is the nation’s leading ready-to-serve chocolate milk, enjoyed by kids and adults alike, as a base for smoothies or just in a glass. It’s made with fresh white milk (sourced from your local dairy), pure cocoa, and just enough natural sugar to make it delicious (no high fructose corn syrup). TruMoo Chocolate Milk is available in gallons, half gallons, quarts and single serve bottles in the dairy case of grocery and convenience stores nationwide.
Chocolate, Cherry & Banana Smoothie
- 2 bananas
- 1-1/2 cups TruMoo Chocolate Milk
- 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted
- 1 cup ice
- In blender, combine bananas, chocolate milk and cherries; blend until smooth. Add ice and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Disclosure: This was a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo. Sponsored posts help me pay for the costs associated with this blog (groceries…lots of groceries), and help support me as I pursue a career in recipe development and food photography. All opinions are 100% my own.