I love to shop from the couch. I thought I would share two of my new favorite hangouts.
No cooking needed! My latest kitchen adventure ended in the bathroom. Wait, that does not sound right….
I made scrubs for my feet and my face. Each scrub has a sugar, a base oil for moisture, and a several drops of each essential oil used.
For the face:
Date Sugar (it has a fine grain)
Tea Tree Oil
For the Feet:
Turbinado Sugar (coarse grains)
Tea Tree Oil
I need to put some more base oil in both mixes to get it the way I want, but they are really nice.
I wash my face as usual after the facial scrub (1-2x/week) but just a good rinse and my special, fuzzy nighttime time socks for my feet.
It does make a bit of a mess. I therefore, have relegated the foot scrub to the tub and the facial to the shower.
Have you ever “cooked” your cosmetics or soap?
I have been more into smooth’n than juic’n lately, so there are no new juices to share.
I was out of town all weekend and unable to do any of it. Cannot wait to get back to it!!
1 cup flax milk
1/8 cup cocoa
1 cup frozen banana
1 tbsp raw local honey
3 dashes from my cayenne spice bottle
After a long paddleboard workout, I used the chocolate veg protein mix in a smoothie with lunch in hopes for a fast recovery. It did seem to help.
The next morning, I added a tbsp of peanut powder and had a smoothie breakfast.
1 cup Flax milk
1 scoop raw chocolate protein
4 ice cubes
363 calories (200 from banana)
I’m using Flax milk this week because it is good and the shop I went to had it and not almond milk.
Juice for a new decanter:
Six months ago I began to juice. I thought that I should journal my experiments; the good, the bad and the ugly. The blogging bug bit me and I decided to start a more general site. A whole new world opened and I began reading other blogs and gaining some WP friends 8)
Six months after a tentative juicing start, my free time has transformed. This morning I was driving home from a paddleboard workout found on meetup.com and stopped at the organic supermarket to pick up fresh fruit and veg. For a treat, I just had tabbouleh salad on organic brown rice cakes. Who just wrote that?
I used to laugh at the idea of a juice fast. Well, one 10 day fast later, I stopped laughing.
After 70 posts, 5800 views, and and almost 800 comments, I am looking forward to the next 6 months.
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I started the fast on a bit of a whim. It ended most purposefully with an apple and a big spoon of peanut butter. It was not as good as I had been imagining all week, but I looked down at my stomach and asked it, “Are you happy now?” It gurgled, thank you, back at me.
Lessons and observations from my adventure:
- Just because I want to eat, does not mean I have to. I give into cravings so often with the excuse that I should go ahead, otherwise I will never be able to stop thinking about it. Another favorite excuse: my body must need something, so go ahead and eat that chocolate milkshake and fries. 8)
- Media has way too many pictures of food. There are the obvious commercials for the -gotta have it now- fast food and sugary treats. Pinterest can be evil. My DVR has a list of cooking competition shows waiting for me. I had never noticed how much regular TV shows flash food across the screen. I envied Homer Simpson’s plate. Really, craving cartoon food! Continue reading
Have you ever gotten up in the morning and thought, “today would be a great day to start a juice fast?” Me either, until Wednesday. I have been feeling bloated and just blah. With vacation eating and lunch meetings, I had strayed from my low gluten and lactose diet for the past few weeks.
I am so lucky to have a great shop near me with organic produce and so much more. I have alluded to it in the past but, as requested, here is the rest of the story (Paul Harvey’s voice here).
Sustain Natural Market has been open for a couple of years. There was a coffee shop there previously and they tried to use as much of the material as possible in building out their space. Sustain is not just a name, it is their way. One of the most impressive features of this store is that the products and their sources are researched. If you are ever there, feel free to ask about a product and they will tell you with pride where it comes from.
I started shopping here shortly after I started juicing. It is a relatively small shop, compared to the mega stores, and it shows in all the good ways. There is always at least one person nearby to offer help and answer questions. I must talk to at least three people each time I visit. I do experiment and try other products but I go because of the produce. This photo was from back in April and, I believe, everything in the picture was from this store. When I venture Continue reading
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