So i have been in the States for 6 days already and have seen a lot of exciting things. I had a day in New York City where I visited Wholefoods and a vegan cafe called Blossom Du Jour. I bought some awesome Kale Chips, a kale and pea protein smoothie with almond milk, an organic coconut water, and a couple books on the ill treatment of factory farmed animals. Met an awesome guy there who gave me the names of some good vegan places to go to in the city. I made it to a few and chaecked them out. Very cool product ideas and concepts. America just has everything! The best food and the worst food in the world. One just has to learn where to look for it.
I then met up with a friend and ate a lovely salad from Pret a Manger in Bryant Park in the sun. Getting some vitamin D after the long flight over from South Africa.
This week I have been in Philadelphia with my family. They live here. My aunt and uncle and their 7 children. What a struggle it is to feed such a large family. I have been making banana smoothies every morning for the children and green smoothies for the adults. I am so grateful for green smoothies as they are much easier and faster to make than green juice is. Thank you Victoria Boutenko.
This mornings' green smoothie was extra special:
one small cucumber
Fruits of the Earth Superfood Powder
Earth Superfood powder
we drank it in the car on the way to church. everything in this household happens on the go.
For dinner tonight i made a vegan ranch dressing. My cousins love ranch and so I made a healthy one in the Vitamix with cashews, lemon, garlic, olive oil and herb salt. They loved it and couldnt tell the difference:)
My cousin Luke and I got the dehydrator out and were playing with different dried fruits. We sliced up some bananas and stuffed them with raw maple syrup and cinnamon. Also dried kiwi fruit, apples and sprouted almonds and walnuts. Its great gettig the kids involved in the making of their own foods. They can then take these to school with them instead of eating a bag of chips or something.
I start my Live Blood Analysis training on Wednesday in Atlanta. Will let you all know how it goes. I am super excited!!! Moving towards being a health practitioner and increasing my knowledge. Oh, I am so blessed and for this I thank the Lord!
Lots of love to you all, keep up the healthy lifestyle, it will all be so worth it in the end.
Blessings, love and light
18 September 2011