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

1/2 avocado 

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!