Life is Good

Good morning!

Gosh, I’m in a great mood. I drank a delicious green monster for breakfast, went to coffee with a really cute boy and am currently baking banana bread. And its only 8:30! πŸ™‚ Life is good.

In my smoothie went a frozen banana, spinach, 1 cup almond milk, 1 T peanut butter, 1 scoop chocolate amazing meal and some ice. Felt good to drink my greens after such an indulgent weekend!
My house smells aaaamazing right now with the banana bread in the oven. My favorite recipe of all time is Tessa Kiros’ recipe out of the Apples for Jam cookbook. I’ve experimented with so many different banana bread recipes and always come back to this. It uses a touch of butter, a ton of cinnamon and dark brown sugar. So, so good.
I’m about to get ready and head to the studio to work the desk for a few hours then come back, go for a bike ride and work on some editing.
I’m going on SPRING BREAK on Thursday (aka going to the Lowcountry for a week)…clearly I think I’m still in college or something. πŸ˜‰

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  • Rachel @ Suburban Yogini
    March 29, 2010 at 8:43 am

    I still call it Easter Holidays (Brit version of Spring Break) and it’s been *cough*thirteen years*cough* since I was in college!

  • Terri
    March 29, 2010 at 8:44 am

    I finally tried the “Amazing grass” and yes it is amazing. I love it. I probably speak for many people when I say this: Jenna, thank you for sharing your good eats, your contagious spunky personality and your life. You truly inspire me to EAT, LIVE, RUN ! Love ya !

  • Kelly
    March 29, 2010 at 8:44 am

    The weather is going to be awesome here (Charleston) this weekend! Hope you are coming here! Would be great to run into you around town!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit
    March 29, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Sounds like a great morning! How many bananas do you put in a batch of banana bread? I put in an extra one (3 total) so it’s super banana-licious πŸ™‚

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    March 29, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Wow you’ve done a lot this morning! I cannot wait to run to the store to get some soy milk so I can make a GM tonight!

  • Christie {Honoring Health}
    March 29, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Yay for great moods on a Monday! And for coffee with cute boys! And for vacay!

  • Whitney @ Whitinspired
    March 29, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Mmm…banana bread is SO good!

  • Holly
    March 29, 2010 at 8:58 am

    cute boy + coffee is the perfect way to start out a day πŸ™‚

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    March 29, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I adore banana bread! And cute boy? Can’t get better. πŸ™‚

  • Evan Thomas
    March 29, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Life IS good, as is Spring Break, enjoy yourself after Thursday!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    March 29, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Oh that sounds like such a dreamy morning…what I would do to go out for coffee witha cute boy!

  • Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    March 29, 2010 at 9:07 am

    I still call in Spring Break even though I graduated in May 2008. I think vacations in the spring will always be ‘Spring Break WhooHoo!’

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    March 29, 2010 at 9:08 am

    girl you’ve been busy this morning! i love how baking makes the whole house smell incredible πŸ™‚ can’t wait to see the finished product!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    March 29, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Coffee + cute boy = bliss. And now baking? What a day…

  • katherine
    March 29, 2010 at 9:10 am

    We should all still get spring break! I think it would make everyone so much more productive πŸ™‚

  • eatdrinkandbemerrynyc
    March 29, 2010 at 9:10 am

    All looks so refreshing!

  • Alissa
    March 29, 2010 at 9:11 am

    there’s no better smell than banana bread being baked!

  • Stephanie
    March 29, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I LOVE the smell of homemade banana bread! Theres just nothing like it!

    I’d love to have a mandatory spring break!

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    March 29, 2010 at 9:17 am

    It’s nice to find a tried and true recipe, especially for something that can really vary in its tastiness, like banana bread! It’s so nice to have days that get off to such a great start — I’m glad you’re having one of those days!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    March 29, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Coffee with a cute boy!? You KNOW that’s going to get some curious comments πŸ™‚

    Jenna, do you think you’d ever like to teach? I was just wondering b/c of the spring break comment…when you teach, it’s kind of like you’re a student b/c you still get all the breaks they do πŸ™‚

  • Kat @
    March 29, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Banana bread is my version of comfort food~ I love adding walnuts and chocolate chips too! Amazing~!!

    I don’t know if my comment ever went through before(my work computer is slower than molasses) but I was hoping before you left California for good in May or June you might want to do a meet up with local bloggers and readers…I am both! Have a great week! I’m a teacher and a grad student so Spring Break is still and always will be AWESOME πŸ˜‰

  • Kalli@fitandfortysomething
    March 29, 2010 at 9:29 am

    my spring break is starting trhis friday too-it is nice to be a teacher becasue you do relive your youth on vacations. could not imagine not having vacations to look forward to.
    i think i can smell your banana bread baking πŸ™‚
    where is the lowcountry?

  • Picnics and Peonies
    March 29, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Yay for cute boys!!.. What time do you wake up?! I wish I was a morning person!!

  • lucie
    March 29, 2010 at 9:53 am

    cute boy & coffee? perfect combo!
    Happy spring break to you!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    March 29, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Spring Break still sounds cool to me since it has the word ‘spring’ in it and that means that the winter is over!!!

  • Errign
    March 29, 2010 at 10:01 am

    LOVE the green monster in a wine glass idea! πŸ™‚

  • Steph-exercise physiologist and artist
    March 29, 2010 at 10:22 am

    I am so happy that you are in a good mood!! I woke up UBER late for work today and came in early to a not so happy boss!! aaarrrrgggg bad bad way to start my monday!!
    Oh well it happens!
    Glad your day is good and yes LIFE IS GOOD!!! I have to remind myself of that sometimes but it really and truely is GOOD πŸ™‚

  • Jenny
    March 29, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Cute boy? Details please!

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    March 29, 2010 at 10:30 am

    I would kill for Spring break right now! I was traveling for work last week and the airports were a zoo full of college kids heading off to warm places… le sigh!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    March 29, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Sounds like THE perfect morning πŸ™‚

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    March 29, 2010 at 10:35 am

    What a killer start to your day! I’m a little envious, as my morning involved an early rising for work, a head filled with snot, and no cute boys. Banana bread is the best way to sweeten the aroma of a household! Thanks for the recipe recommendation. Enjoy the rest of your blissful day!

  • adrienmelaine
    March 29, 2010 at 10:51 am

    So nice when you get to start a monday loving life! enjoy it!

  • Cole
    March 29, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Cute boy! It sounds like your morning is going wonderfully

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    March 29, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Cute boy?!?! Ooh, who? Who? =D


  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    March 29, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Nothing beats the smell of banana bread baking….sounds like a good morning to me!!

  • Jil
    March 29, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Aww, coffee with a cute boy is the best kind. πŸ™‚

  • Sarah @ Daily Nibbles
    March 29, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I really need to try that green drink you make often! I’ve just gotten into blending up drinks. My favorite is chocolate peanut butter banana……I should start adding some greens! I also want to say that I’m kind of new to your blog, and was reading through older posts. I’m currently going through relationship woes (bf and live-in boyfriend of two years bought a house while I was working in Belize and invited two of his friends to live there without asking me!) and it was nice to read how you made it through your own relationship woes:)

  • Paige @ Running Around Normal
    March 29, 2010 at 11:32 am

    ooh, that banana bread totally sounds amazing. Love dark brown sugar:)

  • cara
    March 29, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Hope to hear more deets on the cute boy. haha. Have fun on spring break. so jealous!

    March 29, 2010 at 11:39 am

    so why a frozen banana in your smoothie? does that make a difference?

  • Kelly
    March 29, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Are you still dating Adam?!? Is that who cute boy is?! Details! πŸ™‚

  • Diana (mymarblerye)
    March 29, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Oh Jenna! You know not to mention a boy on this blog cause us readers will go ape crazy! πŸ™‚

  • Kath
    March 29, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    If your spring break takes you anywhere near Charlotte, you better come visit!

  • Hillary
    March 29, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful wonderful Monday morning. Wish I could say mine was that good. You’ve been so good about keeping this cute boy a secret ; )

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    March 29, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Awww a cute boy πŸ™‚ ?

    Getting back on track after indulging is always a good feeling. That’s what I’m doing today.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    March 29, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    haha what a morning!! Have a great day girl πŸ™‚

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly
    March 29, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I want to know more about the cute boy!! πŸ™‚

  • Kelly
    March 29, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Sounds like a great start to your day! When is this cute boy going to make an appearance on the blog? πŸ˜‰ I am just being nosey! Eating healthy always does feel even better after some indulgences. πŸ™‚

  • Pure2Raw Twins
    March 29, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    That is a busy morning! Smoothie looks heavenly and so does that banana bread. I love fresh out of the oven banana bread! YUM

  • VeggieGirl
    March 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Checking in! Enjoy your “spring break” – I’m about to start my Easter break from college.

  • eatmovelove
    March 29, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Post pics of the bread!! Ugh – I ate way too many caramel mini cup-cakes after work …and now feel super icky and mad (it was on a whim – as usual)…I hate that I do that because it’s not just “Every now and then” – at least the food you eat is quality and not just sugar crap!!
    Boo. Have a great day.

  • Katherine
    March 29, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    LOVE your smoothie cup!

  • Bela
    March 29, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    What is better than coffee with a cute boy and banana bread πŸ˜‰ I LOVE banana bread. Waiting for the pic!

  • Kelly Olexa
    March 29, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    You are so precious. Spring Break! I need this. πŸ˜‰

  • Manda's Days
    March 29, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Gotta love Green Monsters!! I’m thinkin that will be dinner tonight.

  • Gabriela
    March 29, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Indeed – lifeΒ΄s good!

  • amanda
    March 29, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    I love banana bread!! My hubby use to make it all the time and then we had way too much of it and got sick of it. I hate when that happens!! But now, it really sounds good!

  • Sarah
    March 31, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    seems like you enjoy a frequent smoothie… could you recommend a place to find recipes for healthy smoothies, or maybe a book?

  • April Knight
    December 13, 2019 at 3:33 am

    I like smoothie!))
    Try this recipe – Kale banana smoothie
    Really tasty!)