Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Another Green Healing Tonic

Actually made it to the gym today. The difference between today's workout and the last time I worked out which was the Monday before Thanksgiving (1 week and 1 day ago) was depressing, to say the least. I had considerably less energy and strength. I lifted half the amount of weight I did last week and was only able to to do reps rather than three. Let's just say I felt like a real whimp.

Today's green tonic was stepped up just a bit. I was out of cucumber, so I substituted half a zucchini and I added some cilantro and wheat grass.

Green Healing Tonic #2
Garlic clove
Ginger, slice
Apples - 2
Zucchini - 1/2
Celery - 2 stalks
Carrot - 1 medium
Cilantro - a few sprigs
Mint - a few springs
Spinach - handful
Broccoli - a few stalks and one flowerette
Romaine - handful
Red cabbage - small bunch
Wheat Grass - 1 TBSP.

It was a lot better tasting than I had anticipated.

I mixed up a batch of avocado, mayonaise, aloe, and coconut oil to do a deep conditioning of my hair. Here I sit with my hair in a plastic bag and a heated towel wrapped around my head as part of the conditioning process - LOL - so I decided to pick up reading where I'd left off several months ago in The Live Food Factor by Susan Schenck.

This book is phenomenal and if you are serious about pursuing a raw vegan lifestyle, I highly recommend purchasing The Live Food Factor for your raw lifestyle library. It is LOADED - all 660 pages - with invaluable information. As it says on the cover, it is The Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for Body, Mind, Spirit and Planet.

Susan starts out with ten reasons to stop cooking and they are: Super Health, Mental Ability and Mental Health, Optimal Weight and Beauty, Emotional Balance and Happiness, Spiritual Growth, Economy, Pleasure, Ecology, Free Time, and finally, Longevity. I can relate each and every reason.

So after all these months, wouldn't you know that I'd open the book up to "Is Cooked Food Toxic?" Why, oh why, didn't I open this book up the day BEFORE Thanksgiving?!

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