Thursday, February 14, 2008

Snowboarding & Hot Springs for Valentine's Day!

We feel so blessed to have had all day together playing!! Powered by a quart of green smoothie and a yummy pink lady apple, my love and I snowboarded and skiied! (Actually, my love was powered by a pint of green smoothie, moose steak and eggs wrapped in an Ezekial tortilla...) You can see by the photo, it was a typical foggy day...the local brewery has a beer called Big Fog, or atleast used to-it's been a while since I bellied up :) We had so much fun and even made a few little video clips. I sound like a broken record, but again, they wouldn't finish uploading onto blogger. I am meeting with my computer guru on Monday, so maybe he'll be able to help. We stopped at home for a big yummy salad, grabbed our swimsuits and drove 1 1/2 hours to Hot Springs. On the way there, the sun shone on our faces every now and again - it was so delicious and I am hungry for more vitamin D. I think I should either look into supplementing in the winter, or go visit my family in Arizona even more often!! ;) For the 1st 1/2 hour soaking, we had the small pool all to ourselves and sunshine on our skin before it fell behind the mountains- it truly felt like pure Bliss! After some time, a family arrived and even the little 3 month old boy was soaking-he loved it! It must be like returning to comfort of the womb. Children's eyes never cease to amaze me. Their bodies are so tiny, but their eyes have the wisdom and innocence of sages-so sweet!
I haven't been writing down my daily food intake for the past few days, but it hasn't been much different than the last post. The green smoothies are so delicious and are so full of fresh green leafy vegetables and Spirulina. Here's some Spirulina info off my jar from Health Force Nutritionals: "Spirulina is an exceptional food and an incredible source of full-spectrum, non-toxic, absorbable nutrients. It is 60-65% protein, making it the world’s highest known source of protein. The protein in Spirulina contains all 8 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. Unlike the uric-acid forming protein from animal products that contributes significantly to osteoporosis and can cause kidney stress, Spirulina’s protein is gentle on your kidneys and its Pycocyanin has been shown to actually help protect against kidney failure!
Spirulina provides high levels of vitamin B-12, and also contains iron (non-toxic in whole plant form), vitamin A (as non-toxic beta-carotene), a full spectrum of carotenoids, B-1, B-2, B-6, E and K. In addition, Spirulina provides a vast array of minerals, trace elements, phytonutrients and enzymes. Spirulina also offers beneficial fatty acids such as DHA, GLA and others which have been shown to possess potent anti-viral activity, chlorophyll and other beneficial pigments. The ancient Aztecs thrived on Spirulina from Lake Texcoco in Mexico. In addition, Spirulina has been a mainstay for generations in the diet of the people who live around the lake in Chad, Africa."

Pretty amazing stuff! We also made raw chocolate Valentine's Day treats with this amazing superfood. It only takes a few minutes! We simply mixed coconut oil, raw almond butter, coconut flakes, raw carob powder, cacao nibs, local honey, Spirulina, cinnamon and a tad of cayenne until it tasted yummy and rolled them into scrumptious balls-you wouldn't believe how easy and delicious this raw treat is-try it! It's also great with dried goji berries, but we're all out at the moment :) Dinner was another yummy salad (red leaf lettuce, sprouts, shredded carrots and beets, olives, kale and a new salad dressing I made for the 1st time (it's a keeper!). I'm not much for recipes, but here's my best educated guess at measurements:
Orange-Tahini Salad Dressing
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed mineola juice
  • 4 Tbsp tahini
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 Tbsp dulse
  • squeeze of Bragg's
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • small chunk of ginger
  • couple dashes of cinnamon
  • small dash of cayenne

This dressing is creamy-licious-love it! So fresh! My last food tip for the day is to chop up a bunch of kale, add some olive oil and Himalayan crystal or Celtic sea salt and massage. The kale instantly turns darker green and becomes more palatable, like it has been marinated or wilted, but it's still raw! Good trick.

As for the past few days, the stain job really gave me the smackdown. Unlike Yoga and Juice Feasting, toxic chemicals and clean cells are not soul mates! I had my usual high energy all day after using the polyurethane with open doors and windows, but kept feeling my throat getting worse and worse until I hit a wall in the afternoon. No more errands or work, just straight to a ginger epsom salt bath. I am still feeling the effects and have certainly learned a lesson. I am grateful we live in a place with such beautifully clean air most of the time (not so good when there are forest fires!). Happy sweet Valentine's day out there! May the bright Universal Love be radiated and absorbed by all!

p.s. Green is the traditional color of the heart chakra, but a rose quartz pink has also been recognized as it's color in high frquencies, thus the color of my words today! p.s.s. You know about the Global Juice Feast starting on March 1st, si? If you haven't already, check out and It is super exciting to have the energy of people all over the world transforming themselves and our world one delicious quart of juice at a time! Go Juice Feasters!! xoxo, Kelly O

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