As we move along through life, it’s likely that our perspective of what constitutes “good health” will shift over the years. Surely, the six pack abs we were striving for in our 20’s will be less of a focus in our 80’s, and feeling “well” begins to be the marker by which we gauge our health, rather than any aesthetic standards we may have once imposed upon ourselves. The full spectrum of health begins to unfold as we age, and we realize that a weight on the scale or specific physical attribute is not the benchmark of a successful or fulfilling life, but rather, our bodies are reflections of years of varied experiences, habits and beliefs, and there is no “right or wrong” way of pursuing health. It is simply that; a lifelong pursuit.
I had about 8 minutes to make us dinner tonight before rushing off to various activities for the kids. So, when Darren arrived home from DC with gifts in hand from our friend, Carla, including this simple “Latin Style” purple cabbage salad made with just lime and salt, I was inspired to combine some with avocado and a few flax crackers for a perfect quick meal! Buenisimo!
I can tell I’m struggling to balance my family and school schedules with sleep these days, because green tea has made its way back into my diet in the form of this drink most afternoons, as I launch into studying. I’m loving this matcha powder, blended with a tiny bit of fat (usually a Brazil nut or two, or tsp of coconut butter), a pinch of sea salt, 1/2 tsp vanilla powder, a tsp of maca powder and a little green stevia liquid drops). Smooth!
We have a bunch of nectarines that my mom gifted us, so we’ve been using them in creative ways. Today was a simple smoothie… nectarines blended with frozen mango… Can’t get much easier than that, and the kids gave it two thumbs up! Flo was unconcerned with my attempts to take pretty pictures for Facebook and decided to become part of my smoothie photo session! Cheers! 🙂
How did I not remember these are so good? They taste so much better than “regular” bananas. I haven’t had just bananas for breakfast in a long time, but, today I had no time, and these were the only fruit in the house. So, I grabbed them to eat on the run, expecting to just satisfy my hunger with a less-than-exciting meal. I was pleasantly surprised. Yum!
We had so many tomatoes in our garden, so I threw them in the food processor with a little ground flax and chia seeds and poured little circles on the dehydrator sheet and let them go about eight hours, until they were done, but still pliable, not crunchy. They made great little “wraps” with some veggies and a macadamia “cheeze” sauce. Yum!