My orchids love and need sunlight and I am happy the sun is shining brightly today! Actually, I need sunlight too. When it is cold or windy outside it is easy to stay indoors, cuddled up in front of the television or computer, but I believe it it important to push myself out the door and soak some Vitamin D rays, after all, I too am a rare flower!
Speaking of Vitamin D reminds me of other nutrients and food choices. For dinner last night I ate a cabbage bowl, yep, the whole bowl. Go to my Pinterest link and see the picture of salad in a red cabbage leaf, I do not follow the recipe exactly because I want to add more nutrients and we are not fond of olives, but I love the candied onions. As I mentioned in my previous post the cabbage salad is also a great way to hide my Kimchi.
The salad was very filling and except for a few Italian sweet potato bites, I had nothing else to eat, so I found myself hungry at noon today after having 16 oz. of Glowing Green Smoothie for breakfast. I wondered what I wanted fix for lunch that packed a big punch of nutrients and Hemp protein smoothie came to mind. This is another of Kimberly Synder’s drinks, but I changed it up a bit:
2 Cups Hemp Milk (can use Almond)
1/4 Cup Hemp Protein powder
1/4 Cup Chia seeds
1 T Kal nutritional yeast flakes
Liquid Stevia for a little sweetness
Now here is where I went off the deep end and added more punch
1 T coconut cream ( I use Native Forest unsweetened organic canned coconut milk)
1 Banana (I keep several peeled bananas in the freezer)
I am confident I have a great balance of easily digestible protein and a load of other nutrients to make me beautiful on the inside and I am now ready to go out and bask in the sun! Make it a great day!