Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Healthy kick-start

This morning I woke up at 5am with killer cramps. Not fun -_- Two hours later I peeled myself out of bed and into the kitchen for a rescue remedy consisting of chamomile tea, magnesium, and a warm breakfast bowl. My breaky bowl = 1/2 oats, 1/2 quinoa, 1 tsp of almond butter, topped with organic rasins, cranberries, and coconut flakes. Incredibly satisfying.

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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  1. Miss you :)

    ps. get yourself some tomato sauce already! ;) how can one eat mac n cheese without ketchup!? so uncanadian of you eh?

    love you x

  2. Ooh, so envious of your power salad! All I have in my fridge right now are carrots and broccoli...