Today started like most others. It just happens to be International Green Smoothie Day as I mentioned yesterday.

I went for a run.
Woman in running attire in front of gate wavingBut not before a quick hug from Skylar.
Woman holding child smiling in front of gateThen I came home and did some yoga.

Here’s Marichasana C. Did you all know that twists really help to cleanse, flush, and purify your internal organs? Of course you did. Try to always start with the right side, right leg up first. Then, do the left. You want to work with the flow of digestion, not ummm…against it.
Woman doing Marichasana C yoga poseSmile for the camera little girl. Cheese, say Crane Pose! (aka Bakasana).
Woman doing the crane yoga poseAfter all that fitness, it was time to eat. You were wondering, huh. Well here’s the brekky I made for Scott:
*1/3 c dry oats
*2/3 c water
*1 small nanner
*Nuke it. Yep, I still use that nasty little radioactive box.
*Add 2 Tbsp brown sugar
*1 Tsp of cocoa powder
*10 fattie raisins
Homemade oatmeal in brown bowlHere’s the closeup with raisins and the nanner pieces. He said that it just keeps getting better and better, he said that last weekend, remember? He said the chocolate was really subtle and he couldn’t even quite place the flavor until I told him what it was, and it still tasted like oatmeal, not like dessert. Well, dessert wouldn’t have been bad, would it?
Up close of oatmeal in bowl showing off raisinsIn fact, I was kinda hopin’ for a desserty tasting BRPP Jay kinda morning. So rather than just using my 1 scoop of vanilla, I also added about 1/2 tbsp of cocoa powder thinking it was going to be awesome. Wrong!

Don’t try to get all fancy at home, kiddos. The cocoa powder and the Jay did not mix well. There were dry little cocoa lumps stuck to the side of the glass that not even the Shaker Cup could bust up, and the flavor was neither chocolatey nor vanilla, it was just…gross. But I still drank it, I’m cheap and didn’t want to dump Jay.
Brown Rice Protein Powder in bottom of shaker cup mixed with waterNext up, grocery shopping. Kale, romaine, nanners, tomatos, pears, apples, watermelon, cukes, carrots, and that was just today. I swear, we keep the fresh food supply in this country going! Farmers: This House Supports You! Especially the juicing kick we’re on now….my gawwwwd are we going through alot of produce!
Mixture of purchased fruits and vegetables on countertopSo this was the juicer input. You are probably wondering what are those watermelon rinds doing there? Well Miss Sarma in RFRW recommends juicing the rinds. And since I had just cleaned the melon, I though, what the hell.
Rind of cut up watermelon on outer with carrots and greensAnd boy, did those rinds produce a TON of juice volume! So much so that I didn’t even use the cucumbers, or the apple. This blend included:
*The rind of a small/medium watermelon
*1/3 head romaine
*4 kale stalks
*2 carrots
*Scant 1 inch ginger
About 25 of the 30 ounces came solely from the melon rind. Wow. Great Tip of the Day, courtesy of Sarma’s Book, which I will expand on. When juicing or cooking in general, I am of the mindset that you should waste almost nothing and try to throw as little away as humanly possible when doing your prepwork. It’s wasteful to the enviroment and to your pocketbook to not take your time and make a few extra knife whacks to get the last of the good stuff off the core or stem.
Greens juice in measuring cup after being juicedSo this was our juice, just chillin. It was a really deep green today. Green Smoothie Day, I have honored you. It’s not quite as sweet as it was the past couple days, because there were no apples involved and 1 less carrot, but it was still mighty tasty!

I have found that all this green juice drinking has helped my skin. I have recently been going through breakout city due to stress, kinda reminicent of the 7th grade, and that’s sure been fun for me…Not! But my skin has cleared up. Hey, I’m vain. Green juice to the rescue!
Two Blender bottles filled with juice in refrigeratorThe day was so pretty today, as are many days in San Diego, and I can feel that summer is slipping away so I stepped outside and just took a picture of my street. The weather is cooler, the days are getting shorter, and I feel like I never really enjoyed summer this year, and it’s kinda sad. Summer is, by far, my favorite season!

I was reading Katie’s Blog and she just asked what the most fun thing of the summer has been for her readers and I was thinking about this. Unfortunately, I am coming up a little short on those fun-filled memories; it was all a blur and went by waaaay too fast. So I will ask you, what your best memory of summer so far has been?
Side walk surrounded by palm trees and shrubsAnd Skylar, peering from the doorway as I took the pic of the street, saying mommy, “I’m sleepy, it’s naptime now.” Ahh, music to a mother’s ears.
Little girl with door ajar smiling in pink shirt
:)
Averie

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