Happy Mother’s Day!

photoSurprise!  Yesterday my dad and I showed up in Palm Desert, unannounced, on my grandma’s doorstep to make a surprise visit for Mother’s Day.  Her reaction was priceless.  She literally just screamed “OH MY GOD!”

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Today it was 104 degrees of DRY HEAT.  My foot is still healing, but even if I had been able to run my ideal 10 miles, I’m pretty sure there would have been no way –I would have just shriveled up and disintegrated!  We made some quick and easy sangria to combat the heat while we grilled some brandy-marinated steak, boiled the corn, sautéed the mushrooms with a little red wine, and tossed the salad.  The sangria was just a bottle of Gallo Sangria, doctored up with some thin slices of lemon, lime and navel orange.  All in all it was a quick trip, but it was some good time spent with family.

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Hope you all had a Happy Mother’s Day!

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WebMD says…

This past week my stomach has been kind of funky at night.  I’ve been getting this internal burning, and since I’ve been trying to avoid TUMS, I end up with working it out with my long lost trusty bunny “animal hottie” (stuffed animal with microwavable inner pillow).

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get on my belly!

This has led to 3:30am WebMD searches, which you know are always a good idea.  From this, I determined I probably had a dyspepsia or a peptic ulcer.  As reliable as WebMD is, I just went back to sleep.  I think it’s about time I hit RESET on my body.

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After trying out some Suja juices last week and actually liking them, I decided to create a one day faux-juice cleanse to set my body back right.  This will consist of juices I have hand selected and will actually drink.  I’ve attempted two juice cleanses in the past: Ritual Cleanse and Pressed Juicery.  Last year I tried Ritual Cleanse.  I would say it went more successfully than Pressed, even though I detested the green drink.  I was wary to workout during this due to lack of energy, but by the third day I had turned into super woman and  even built my current bed.

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This past January, I decided to try Pressed Juicery with the thought that their green juices might be better.  No such luck.  Don’t get me wrong, I like green juices and smoothies.  However, I don’t like drinking green juices that taste like liquid salad.  I’m not down with drinking down a concoction that tastes like romaine with a squeeze lemon first thing in the morning.  I couldn’t even stomach the green juice, so I just skipped them, drinking merely 2-3 bottles instead of the set 6.  I was essentially starving myself.  I realized that I if this was how juice cleanses were going to go down, I didn’t need to pay a butt load to do it.  I didn’t even make it through day one without turning to eat a salad.  By day 2, I realized it was pointless, and that I would rather be able to run the next day than starve/fast.  I vowed never to do a juice cleanse again.

Yet here we are.  The one day Pseudo-Cleanse.

The Pseudo-Cleanse will consist of 6 juices:

photo 1. GreenFix Raw Smoothie (found at SD farmer’s markets) – ORGANIC GREENS, ORGANIC FRUIT, ORGANIC FLAX SEED.  A little bit pulpier, but palatable greens.

photo2. Whole Foods Tropical Green Smoothie – KALE, PINEAPPLE, MANGO, BANANA, COCONUT WATER.  Just like my Tropi-Kale Smoothie.

photo3. Suja Fuel- CARROT, APPLE, PINEAPPLE, ORANGE, LEMON, TUMERIC. A super refreshing orange juice drink.
5. Suja Spark – LEMON, TART CHERRY, STRAWBERRY, HONEY, STEVIA, CAYENNE, FILTERED WATER. Like a perfectly ripe strawberry, with a little bit of a bite from the cayenne.  Really enjoyable.
5. Suja Green Supreme-  KALE, GREEN APPLE, LEMON.  I haven’t tried this one yet, but I read someone that likened it to those caramel apple suckers I remember as a kid.
6. Suja Vanilla Cloud- ALMOND MILK, COCONUT MILK, VANILLA BEAN, HONEY, FILTERED WATER. When I first bought this I was told by two people it was the “best thing ever” and “so good, it’s addictive!”  It really is good.  I prefer it much more to the usual juice cleanse cashew milk.

Have you ever done a juice cleanse?
Do you trust WebMD?