After a few stretches, I logged onto to Skype and chatted with my best friend for a good hour, which really felt like 15 minutes. I miss her.
Around 9am it was time to face the light ;)
I laced-up my new kicks (slowly) and walked (surprisingly) to South Melbourne market for some chamomile tea (finished my last cup this morning!), soy yogurt, and a little produce.
The market was quite compared to the weekends, but I didn't mind one bit. It was nice to take my time and snap photos without anyone bumping into me while reaching for bananas.
When I arrived some vendors were still lining up their fruits and veggies. Grapes are in season and cheap cheap cheap right now!
I foresee guacamole in the very near future so I got 2 for $3 avocados, just to be safe.
And three organic gala apples, just because :)
I left happy and excited for lunchtime LOL
In my grocery bag:
- Local organic chamomile tea - I guess Aussies omit the "h" in Chamomile?
- Aduki beans
- 3 organic gala apples
- 2 avocados
- 1 pint local organic blueberries (in season! woo hoo!)
- soy yogurt
- Spiral organic salsa (amazing! Alex and I are obsessed)
- Alfalfa sprouts
- Baby spinach (roughy 450g)
Total = 24. 50
The sprouts were a great addition to my lunch!
Baby spinach power salad
- Baby spinach
- 1/2 carrot, chopped
- 1/4 cucumber, chopped
- 1/2 avocado, cut into cubes
- Handful of sprouts
- Protein (I used two leftover organic falafels from last nights dinner, but you can add chickpeas, black beans, tofu, a hard boiled egg, or anything else in your fridge!)
- Big lemon wedge, squeezed
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- Pepper to taste
Easy peasy and so delicious!
I'm glad I got my butt moving when I did. A healthy-kick start helped to curb my crappy sleep and ease my uncomfortable tummy. After lunch I worked for five straight hours, right until dinner. time. Productivity, much? ;)
Thankfully I feel much better now! And tomorrow is a new and pain-free day. Knock on wood.
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