Saturday, August 28, 2021

Imperfectly Raw Day 9 8/28/21

 Imperfectly Raw Day 9 8/27/21

Ready to go to work.

Started the day with 28 oz of water and coffee.

My cute little mug from Urban Outfitters in Plano, Texas.

First Meal:  Lemon Ginger Blast which included the Qunol Liquid Turmeric.  According to the label the liquid turmeric supports a healthy inflammation response.

I started some broccoli microgreens on a grow pad.  I like to use the black plastic meal prep storage containers rather than the large microgreen trays I have.  There are just two of us, so I don’t need that many microgreens at once.  

Broccoli seeds.  I can use these for micro greens and for sprouts.

These will be broccoli micro greens in about 10 days.  I will use them in my smoothies or salads.

I worked at the boutique today, so lunch and snack were on the go.

Lunch:  Green Smoothie made with bananas, kiwi, sunflower microgreens, flax seed, coconut water, spinach, frozen wild blueberries, and Hot Springs water.

Smoothie ready to blend.

I put seven bananas in the freezer today, because they were too ripe to last much longer sitting out at room temperature.  I just peeled them, broke them into three or four pieces and put them in a plastic container to freeze.  I can use them frozen in my smoothies.  No need to waste them.

Snack today was a beautiful Honeycrisp apple, celery, and a couple of goodie balls.

Today’s snack was apple, celery, and two goodie balls (not pictured).

When I got home from work the neighbors were sitting on the lower deck with Travis and Lucy so we got to have a nice visit before dinner.  We are planning on doing something together on Monday, Labor Day.  Both of them are lab scientists at two different hospitals in Little Rock.  They are concerned about the virus and what they are seeing in their hospitals. 

Dinner salad was my typical spring mix, slaw, grated carrots, purple onion, cherry tomatoes, and avocado.  I served it with the homemade Bragg’s Vinaigrette made with apple cider vinegar and olive oil.

The cooked dish tonight was a steamed rice bowl with fried eggs.  I did not eat the fried eggs tonight, but Travis and Lucy liked them.  The steamed rice bowl was good, though.

Here is the easy recipe for the steamed rice bowl .

Cook 1 cup of rice in 2-2-½ cups water per package directions. Go ahead and add the salt to the rice.  Before rice is completely done, add 1 cup of frozen green peas and most of a 12 oz package of broccoli florets and 1 tsp of dried parsley.  Cover and finish cooking rice and veggies together.  Add a little more water if you need to.  Season with salt and pepper.

Steamed Rice Bowl

Today, I made an appointment with a young doctor here in Hot Springs.  I last went to him back in 2018. We got into a bit of a confrontation regarding vaccination so I switched doctors.  I know from experience that people in the wellness community can be quite dogmatic with simple solutions for complex issues.  I was right there with them, but now, after paying attention to my own results and the results of people around me, and after learning to trust the experts, especially those that are close at hand, I have changed my views on many things, so I am looking forward to meeting with him next week for my wellness checkup.  

I had leg cramps during the night so I took a magnesium capsule and also drank some Calm magnesium supplement.  It seemed to help.  Also, I am told that the magnesium may help with my longtime facial twitch/spasm around my right eye.



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