Saturday, March 19, 2011

Road Blocks

I have to say that it is certainly true that inspiration ebbs and flows. For the past couple of weeks I had been feeling just not nearly as motivated as I usually am to pursue! pursue! pursue!! (my passions that is) But finally again I am feeling the itch to get moving and get growing! :)

By the way, I hope you all had a safe and fun St. Patrick's Day earlier this week. I started my day off with this magnificent beauty of a green smoothie:


and a beautiful morning yoga routine to get my blood flowing and my head straight for what I expected to be a very busy day (I am currently a bartender). *On a side note, yes I do see the irony of studying healing and nutrition while serving beers and drinks containing chemical colorings and fermented sugars, but it's what I can do for now so, if you are ever looking to have a convo about health and wellness while having a brew, I am your gal. haha Anyway, I spent the morning looking up fancy green drinks I could make, expecting a day full of, "can you make me an Irish drink??" and Irish car bombs, but alas  I was very very slow all day. I did get to have some fantastic corned beef, cabbage, & potatoes (minus the corned beef and plus one small salad) for an "Irish dinner" though, which was great. I used to LOVE corned beef but I found just the cabbage with potatoes and a salad to be super satisfying while filling my silly traditional need to consume something of this nature on this holiday. Afterwards Corey and I went home for some video-games and chill time.  :) It was lovely.

So, back on track...I am starting to get the itch again to get busy cracking on my goals! In the meantime (of being less than motivated), however, I have been getting a lot of school work done, which is going splendidly. I started reading a book, that I will possibly, eventually do a book report on called, "The Second Brain," by Michael D. Gershon, M.D. that was suggested to me by a colon hydrotherapist friend of mine. So far, I am really enjoying it. It is about how the digestive system has it's own separate functions independent of the autonomic nervous system and how that can effect health and basic immune function. Good stuff. So, more on that later. For now, I will be spending tonight (and every other night) studying, crocheting (trying to keep active with this as much as possible), cooking/non-cooking, and meditating/dreaming about the goals I am working towards. 

Super Easy/Yummy (& properly combined) Green Smoothie Recipe of the Day:
2-3 C Spinach
1-2 C Organic Apple Juice (fresh if you have a juicer)
1/2 Container of fresh organic blueberries (or frozen)
2.5 Organic Bananas
2 Heaping Tablespoons Maca
2 Heaping Tablespoons Vitamineral Green
Filtered Water (if needed)

Blend all together & top with fresh blueberries. Makes enough for 2-3 people but you can alter ingredients as you need to.  Enjoy! :) 




Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Experiment is Over

Ok, so, not much to say today except that corey and I have now both been eating the flax crackers, an experiment in motion, and had no bad reactions to them. So, the good news is...my crackers are safe for consumption!!

I guess maybe once the brown rice has been fermented in the brown rice miso it is ok to mix with the proteins in the nuts and seeds of the crackers. Either way, these crackers are DELICIOUS and I like to dip them in my very favorite black bean dip by De Casa Fine Foods, but you can dip them in anything you like.






So anyway, feel free to try the recipe if you are looking for a good cracker mix, or try whatever combo you like...there are many recipes out there~  Enjoy!