Saturday, November 8, 2008

Raw Road Trip!!

Hello gorgeous lovelies of the Universe!! I am amidst a Raw Food Road Trip! Actually, my mission is to visit my Denton family in Tucson and attend a massage training at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, with Raw Food accents along the way. My cuz Shonna and I drove 10 hours to Portland, Oregon and gratefully jumped into a personal training session with our other cuz...medicine ball squats, crunches, interval training and a little running tour of the hood. It felt so good to move after being in the car (a.k.a. the Black Panther!)
Then, onto our 1st raw food restaurant experience in America for our whole group of 4! The Blossoming Lotus is a beautiful, extremely reasonably priced restaurant that shares a building with a yoga studio and massage therapy offices. We all shared a Kombucha while waiting for our table, devoured Live Nachos for an appetizer and actually all ordered the Live Taco Salad for dinner because it looked so delish! It had dehydrated tortilla chips, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and cashew sour cream topped with savory nut taco meat! Super good and very filling. We didn't save room for dessert!
On the road, we drink lots of tea and always refill our thermos with hot water when we refuel the car. For snacks we have apples dipped in ground flax with cinnamon, carrots, sprouts wrapped in nori and romaine filled with avocado, gomasio and sprouts.
It is so wonderful to see the ocean again and got to dip our feet in at Trinidad State Beach...yummm...sand in between our toesand deep breaths of ocean air!
I will post photos when I can and send deepest Love!!!


Matt said...

Hello Kelly and Shonna,

Luke's roommate Matt here. It was nice to get a new perspective on a healthy lifestyle. Minus the fact that I can't stop burping I feel great. Hopefully you and Shonna were able to hug a redwood tree. Have a good trip and keep up the positive energy.

Raw in Montana! said...

Hi Matt!! We were so glad to have your company and happy you were open enough to join us for the adventure! We ate our leftovers wrapped in romaine lettuce on Trinidad State Beach-yum! It was definitely heavy on the nuts, but delicious. Feel free to write if you ever have questions and let us know if you pursue your dream of working in the produce dept! Much Love!