Yesterday, I rode 16 miles and climbed about 1200 ft to work through the mountains. It was fun but I could really feel my muscles tiring from not eating enough food or protein. I am going to eat a little a little more whey, egg or chicken later today. But first things first.. Breakfast!
Colorful breakfast juice ingredients!
It’s a beautiful morning. Even the neighbors donkey thinks so. She’s looking at me for food, if you wondered about her cocked head and flared nostrils… I sometimes give her stems of celery or carrot tops, but this juicer makes me want to try juicing everything! Sorry, Doppy, none for you.
Prepped and ready to juice.
1.5 cup cucumber
1 inch of ginger root
1 cup celery stalk
4 leaves of kale, including stems
1 lemon, skin, pith removed and sliced into quarters
1.5 cups red bell pepper
Produced 16 oz of juice.
Oils are good for you. I take a tablespoon per shake and 2 cod oil capsules per day. I also oil my body with unfiltered sesame oil scented with a bit of cocoa essence. Weird, right? Well I wanted coconut oil and accidently picked up the container next to it. So to my dismay, I’ve been using it until it runs out. Since I can’t drink coffee or mochas right now, it is nice to smell!
Rather than use lotions, oils tend to soak in my skin better and hydrate me outside in. I typically oil my face, hands and feet, sometimes my legs. There are many ayurvedic oils that are better for different body types, or doshas. You can also be a mix of doshas. I enjoy trying different remedies and philosophies in order to maintain my own perfect balance. I use a simple sesame oil a few times a week and save more herbal ones for aches or deeper tissue needs. Typically, you want to warm those oils but I just don’t have the time.
Anyway, cheers to your health!
I made a lentil soup for lunch and I cannot wait to eat it! The recipe is from my favorite vegetarian chef, Molly Katzen!