I don’t have time to take a nap. No matter how many studies tell me that taking a cat-nap will help me be more productive and perform better after a midday siesta, I see it as a waste of time.
Don’t get me wrong… I’d LOVE to be able to take a nap and just put off everything else around me for 30 minutes, but that’s just not happening. There is just too little time between 9:30 (when I usually get home after dropping off my daughter at school) and 3:00 (when I have to leave to pick her up again from school).
No, I don’t work outside the home anymore, and somedays I wish I did… but with the grocery shopping and putting away groceries which can take in excess of two hours because I buy in bulk and then repackage my meat and I clean all my fruits and veggies so that they are ready to go when I want to eat them.
Then there’s laundry, general house cleaning, volunteering at the school, and taking the time to cook all of my meals! Then there’s the blog stuff – the baking, photographing, editing, and composing, responding to emails, inquiries, social media comments, etc…etc…etc…
Whoa… sorry for complaining there…
But I just don’t have time to nap.
Pumpkin Pie Paleo Shake
- 1/2 C Pumpkin Puree
- 1 C unsweetened Almond Milk or Coconut Milk
- 1/2 frozen Banana
- 1/2 Tbls maple syrup
- 1/2 Tbls Raw honey
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp Ginger
- 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp Ground Cloves
- 1/8 tsp Allspice
- 5 – 10 ice cubes
Optional Low Carb Topping
- 1/4 C Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until thick and smooth. An immersion blender works great as well.
- I didn’t have coconut milk to make a paleo whipped topping, so I went low carb and whipped cream instead.
- Sprinkle with a little extra cinnamon and serve.