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Morning Hydration Routine | Healthy Office Snacks | Sunbasket Dinner Recipe


Japanese Pork Curry With Broccoli And Cauliflower Rice Recipe | Live Lean Life Ep. 035

On today’s day in the life vlog episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing my morning hydration routine, healthy office snacks, and a Sunbasket dinner recipe.

This is a day in the life of a fit new dad and entrepreneur.

In Live Lean Life Vlog Ep. 035 I share:

My Morning Hydration Routine

What’s up guys, good morning.


Here’s my regular hydration routine in the morning.

I used to fill up a 2 liter jug with water first thing in the morning, however I now use this 40 oz stainless steel water bottle from Hydroflask.

I love having this water bottle because it basically measures how much water you have all day.

Then I use the water from my water bottle to make the following morning drinks:

  1. I drink a glass of lemon water.
  2. After drinking the lemon water, I pour water from my water jug into a glass, then drink two full glasses of water.
  3. Then I turn on the coffee pot and make my coconut oil coffee.

After drinking those 3 glasses of water, I’ve already drank approximately half of the water from my 2 liter water jug.

I don’t count water from coffee as part of my water goals.

That’s just a bonus on top.

I will then probably drink the rest of the water from this 2 liter before I hit the gym in the next hour.

Then when I go to the gym, I’ll drink another 2 liter bottle of water.

By following this routine, I pretty much hit my water goal first thing in the morning.

Then I just drink water throughout the day when I feel I need to hydrate.

That’s how I get my water gains.

Go get it.

Why I Drink The Majority Of My Water In The Morning

Here are the two reasons why I like drinking that amount of water first thing in the morning:

  1. Water is good to get your metabolism firing to start today.
  2. Water also helps you maintain regular bowel movements and prevent constipation.

Speaking of being regular, I’m going to the bathroom right now.

It’s just what I do in the morning.

*2 minutes and 30 seconds later*

It’s now coffee time.

Time To Make My Creamy And Delicious Coconut Oil Coffee

Now that that’s done, it’s time for some coffee.

As you may know, I am the furthest thing from being a coffee snob.

I’m keep it real by just making some instant coffee with some coconut oil and stevia mixed in with it.

I blend it all together to make a really thick and creamy drink, similar to a latte.

If you haven’t seen me make it before, here’s how to make coconut oil coffee.

Coconut Oil Coffee Recipe Live Lean TV

You have to be careful when blending coconut oil coffee.

Every time you put the lid on, it stores all the heat in there.

Then when you hit the button to blend it up, it may explode and spill over the side of the blender.

This causes lost coffee gains.

Be careful so you don’t make this rookie mistake.


Since we’re blending hot coffee, it’s best to use a blender with a glass container.

This is one of the reasons why I use this cheaper blender from Costco.

A lot of the other blenders use a plastic container.

Since I’m using really hot coffee, I don’t like to blend that in plastic.

That’s how I make my creamy and delicious coconut oil coffee.

Positive Morning Habits To Set Up Your Day For Success

Those were just a few of the daily morning habits that I do.

Since it’s a habit, I do it every single day.

By doing this first thing in the morning, it sets you up for more positive habits to come later in the day.

I find the intentions you set, the habits you do, and the behaviors you take in the morning, really sets up the rest of your day for success.

Start incorporating my positive habits into your mornings.

If the habits in my morning routine don’t works for you, it’s up to you to figure out what does work for you, and stick with it.

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Just make sure you keep consistently doing it.


Oh I forgot to mention.

The most important thing for me to do in the morning is kiss my daughter, tell her that I love her, and tell her how beautiful she is.

Daddy loves you.

Healthy Office Snacks

Even though it’s a Sunday, I’m working in my new office.

I’m currently working in a temporary spot since my private office is still under construction.

Now that I’m back working in an office environment with Live Lean TV, I’m getting back into the healthy habits used when I was working in the corporate marketing world.

This was when I had to bring healthy snacks and pack a healthy lunch since we spend over 8 hours in the office.

Based on this, I wanted to share some of the healthy foods that I stocked up my office.

#1. Homemade Trail Mix

To make the homemade trail mix, I put together some nuts and seeds, including:

  • pistachios
  • macadamias
  • walnuts
  • a little bit of raisins

All of the nuts, except for the macadamias, are raw and not salted.

However, the macadamias are salted.

This is important because when adding a bunch of different nuts into the bag, I like to have just one of the nuts be salted.

That way, it adds just the right amount of salt to everything else, with being overpoweringly salty.

I also portioned it out because trail mix is obviously made with nuts, seeds, and dried fruit, therefore it can be a little calorie dense.

This is why you should alway portion out your trail mix.

For me, I portioned it out to approximately 1/2 cup of trail mix for each serving.

I add the servings to a plastic storage bag and then store them in my desk drawer.

#2. Canned Tuna

I also brought in some Wild Planet canned albacore tuna that I picked up at Costco.

When you look at the ingredients list, it lists just albacore tuna and sea salt.

Therefore it’s a very clean tuna.

I don’t eat this tuna every day, but if I need a quick protein source, this does the trick.

You don’t even need a can opener since you can just crack it open from the top.

I store those cans of tuna in my desk drawer.

#3. Protein Powder

Lastly I have a paleo protein powder from my friends at Rootz Nutrition.

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I showed you how to make these No Bake Paleo Protein Bars Recipe with it.

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There is no whey protein in it.

Rootz Protein Powder contains the following ingredients:

  • Protein Blend:
    • Egg white protein
    • Sacha inchi protein
    • Hemp protein
  • Electrolye Blend:
    • Coconut
    • Banana
  • Superfood Blend:
    • Chia seeds
    • Flax seeds
    • Maca root
    • Bee pollen
    • Acai
    • Goji berries
    • Blueberries
    • Royal jelly
  • Green Detox Blend:
    • Spirulina
    • Chlorella
    • Kale
    • Spinach
    • Broccoli
  • Other Ingredients:
    • Natural chocolate extract
    • Natural vanilla extract
    • Stevia leaf
    • Cinnamon
    • Natural sea salt

This is a very clean protein powder that is sweetened with just a little bit of stevia.

I’ll keep that in my desk drawer and mix it with water in my shaker cup if need be.

I also keep an extra fork in a baggie in my office desk.

Speaking of that, I’m glad I brought this fork from home, because on my way here I stopped in at Chipotle since I was kind of hungry, but I forgot to get a fork.

#4. Homemade Cookies

Before I talk about Chipotle, I want to share one other healthy snack food for the office, homemade chocolate chip cookies.

Jessica made me these homemade cookies.

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I’ll keep these four cookies in a plastic bag and store them in my office desk.

Healthy Fast Food Lunch Option: Chipotle Bowl

Lastly, here is a healthy fast food lunch option you can enjoy if you’re in the office.

Chipotle is probably one of the best fast food restaurant options you can do.

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I ordered a carnitas bowl with the following ingredients:

  • carnitas
  • lettuce
  • guacamole
  • salsa
  • rice
  • black beans

Note: since I need the calories at this point, I did add some rice and black beans.

That’s it.

Those are some healthy snacks that you can bring to your office.

When you have healthy snack options in your office desk, it will help stop you from:

  • raiding the vending machine for a quick sugar source
  • feeling starving
  • going out to the fast food joint across the street from your office

Always be prepared by keeping those healthy snacks in your office drawer.

It’s now 5:13pm on a Sunday.

I think it’s time to get out of here.

I’m excited that the new office has meeting rooms that we can use as our set to film new #AskLiveLeanTV podcasts.

Fun fact: the office bathrooms also come fully equipped with mouthwash, because you can never be too fresh.

Let’s go home.

Sunbasket Dinner Recipe: Japanese Pork Curry With Broccoli And Cauliflower Rice

We’re back with another Sunbasket recipe.

We just hade 3 new Sunbasket meal kit recipes sent to us in the mail and delivered right to our front door.

Today I’m making Japanese Pork Curry Curry With Broccoli And Cauliflower Rice.

In this Sunbasket recipe, we have pork, which is packed in cold, so it stays fresh while it’s at your door.

The rest of the ingredients and spices are in the bag.

Let’s get cooking.

Print Recipe
Japanese Pork Curry With Broccoli And Cauliflower Rice
Japanese Pork Curry With Broccoli And Cauliflower Rice
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
  • 10 oz boneless pork strips
  • salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 1 white onion
  • 6 oz carrots
  • 6 oz broccoli
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp arrowroot powder
  • 3 scallions
  • 5 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 3/4 cup Diced Tomatoes
  • 3/4 lbs cauliflower rice
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
  • 10 oz boneless pork strips
  • salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 1 white onion
  • 6 oz carrots
  • 6 oz broccoli
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp arrowroot powder
  • 3 scallions
  • 5 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 3/4 cup Diced Tomatoes
  • 3/4 lbs cauliflower rice
Japanese Pork Curry With Broccoli And Cauliflower Rice
  1. Season 10 oz of pork strips generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Peel and coarsely chop 1 white onion.
  3. Peel 6 oz of carrots, trim off the ends, cut in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise into ¼ inch thick half-moons.
  4. Trim 6 oz of broccoli and cut into 1 inch florets.
  5. Peel and finely chop 2 tbsp of ginger.
  6. Peel and finely chop 2 tsp of fresh garlic, then divide into 2 equal portions, one for the curry and one for the cauliflower rice.
  7. In a small bowl, combine 1½ cups of water with 1 tsp of arrowroot powder, then stir.
  8. Trim the root ends from the scallions, thinly slice the scallions on the diagonal, and set aside for garnish.
  9. In a pan over medium high heat, warm 1 tablespoon of avocado oil until hot but not smoking.
  10. Add the pork and cook for approximately 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until coated and warmed through.
  11. Add 2 tbsp of avocado oil to another pan over medium high heat, then add the chopped onion and carrots, season with salt and pepper, and cook until slightly browned for 3-5 minutes.
  12. Stir in the chopped broccoli, ginger, curry powder, and 1 tsp of chopped garlic, then season with salt and pepper and cook for approximately 1 minute.
  13. Add the arrowroot mixture, 3/4 cup of diced tomatoes, then season with salt and pepper, and bring to a boil.
  14. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens and the broccoli is tender.
  15. In the same pan used for the pork, add 2 tbsp of avocado oil and warm over medium high heat until hot but not smoking.
  16. Add the cauliflower rice and the remaining 1 tsp of chopped garlic, then stir.
  17. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cauliflower is lightly browned and just softened.
  18. Add the cooked pork to the carrot and broccoli mixture pan and stir together.
  19. Add the cauliflower rice to a bowl, then top with the pork, carrot, and broccoli mixture.
  20. Top with the scallions.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 680
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Fat: 42g

All right, where’s my date?

Oh, she’s changing the baby’s diaper, since she just did a number 2.

It looks like I’m eating by myself.

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