May 5, 2012 by Living Girl Living Foods
Hello solid food! I can’t say I missed you all that much, sorry love.
Today’s breakfast was a Ginger Mango Shake (delicious!) and my solid for the day was Ani’s Easy Being Green Salad for lunch.
The first time I started Phase 2 I wasn’t hungry enough for the Strawberry Mint Shake as my snack. But today I will be working out a ton extra so even though I wasn’t too hungry I made this shake and I loved it. This would be a great drink to give to someone who is new to raw shakes, being more green or is curious about how greens & fruit go together in drinks. Avocado, kale & strawberries are all used it might sound like a crazy mix of ingredients but everything compliments each other nicely. It brings out the sweet and creaminess out of everything. The shake would not get completely smooth on me, I like my shakes with a few little pieces when it’s a green one. My mother even asked if she could try some and she never wants to have any of my juices (she loved it).
I have some lemon mint growing in my yard, it has kinda just appeared there on me. The leaves are massive compared to the mint I see in my backyard. I only needed one large leaf and a baby one to make 2 tablespoons chopped. I love how lemon tastes with kale, avocado and strawberries so why not have some fun in test it out in this shake. It was super refreshening, fun and made the drink smell just as good as it tasted.
Mint can be successfully used in gastrointestinal disorders; it helps the liver and calms indigestion. It calms ones digestion, helps digest fats, treats diarrhea, great for headaches, wonderful antibacterial (acne, ear inflammation) and some say mint is recommended in cases of asthma, bronchitis and the flu because of its antispasmodic and sedative properties. Enjoy some mint in your tea, shakes, soups, hang some upside down in your kitchen or above your trash, OR even just chew on some to keep your mouth and breathe clean, fresh, and delicious!
For dinner I had Red Pepper Soup, and added garlic & ginger to it even though it wasn’t a listed ingredient. But I am a sucker for these plus I do not have chipotle, I have chili…it was missing something :)! I did use the “Super Power Pack,” this time around I used a mix of seaweed flakes I had in the house (last time I just used dulse). The seaweed adds a nice saltiness, protein and color to the soup. Here is a goofy photo of me and the Red Pepper Soup after I went for a run.
The soup came out creamy, orange with little pieces of red pepper skin. It smelled like tomatoes, may be the mix of avocado and red pepper did this? Overall, this was a fun soup! Everything I consumed today was tasty and I know I will make all of these salads, shakes and soups again.
Everything energy wise is the same, my sciatic pain was only bothering me in the morning. I pushed my run into later in the day today and felt kinda grumpy because of it. It’s amazing how the body gets so use to doing things at certain times of the day. I felt like my muscles and mind were protesting.
Sorry for making this post rather short & putting it up here earlier than normal. But I’m volunteering for most of the night and won’t be home until 10:30pm-ish.
Yet again I have not been able to find pomegranate for the planned snack for tomorrow. I’m about to head out to the grocery store in hopes that I can get aa few ingredients for tomorrow like: a good banana, some cashews for my dinner soup, and sunflower seeds for the Spring Sauerkraut Salad since I kept wishing I had them last time!
Thank you all for reading my post! Hope you all have a wonderful full moon night and get to enjoy the view and power of having the moon so close. Please stop by tomorrow and follow me on my adventure. Much love ❤ and raw power 😉
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