Ok! LET’S DO THIS!!! “By “this”, I mean BLOG baby BLOG! haha
Woke up at the crack of dawn to hit up the Coquitlam Farmers Market.
Apparently, we can’t afford travel coffee mugs, we took our java to go in our regular mugs…. (I must have inherited this from my mother, step foot in her car and she has regular mugs everywhere!)
Beckmann Berry Farm. Friendly, check. Fresh produce, check. Tasty, check. Best price at the market? CHECK. 5lb box of blueberries now sit in my freezer:)
I took this picture of Beets purely for my own reference… Must eat beets…maybe buy some next time? Anyone have any good RAW beet recipes?
Raspberries…now you see the few I have left…
And…now ya don’t!
Your gonna start thinking I’m strictly a food blog, but I’m not. Although, I just happened to attend a “Raw food for Beauty” un-cooking class at Indigo Food Cafe today.
Upon arriving the cafe was very inviting.
Cucumber water. Good for your skin. Drink up buttercup.
Owner of Indigo Food, Lovena Galyide used to be an architect. She discovered Raw Food and became so passionate about it, she quit her job and opened up a raw food cafe in Vancouver on 16th Street. She really knows her stuff too. I am a hard sell, lol, but I was following her every word..
I was going to pick up this guitar and serenade everyone during the class, but I decided to stay hush.
LADIES! IF YOU WANT HEALTHY, GLOWING SKIN, incorporate these foods into your diet:
- Aloe Vera Juice (the yellow leaves taste a trillion times better than the green. But use green for skin!), Nettles, Arugula, Watercress, Burdock Root, Turmeric, Coconut, Cucumbers, Durian, Figs, Hemp Seeds and Oils, Macadamia nuts, Pumpkin Seeds, Radish, Olives, Onion and Papaya.
The first skin elixor we tasted was orange, papaya and aloe vera juice. Tasty. No issues here.
Add bottled aloe vera juice to your morning juice/shakes if you can’t get aloe vera fresh.
Another Beauty Tonic. This was made with Burdock power, Apples, and celery. I need to get my hands on some burdock root (not for taste, but for health benefits)
We got into some raw fermentation of coconut. I was not a fan. I know the probiotics are good for you, but I don’t like the taste of fermented coconut, no matter how much agave you add!
I will start drinking coconut water though… more to come on that!
Here we have dehydrated kale chips. yum. Remember I used to bake them all the time? I’m not against baking at all, but if they taste just as good dehydrating- why not save some nutrients? So I actually have a batch in my oven (which has a dehydration feature- OMG- score!)
Add arugula and watercress to your salads!! It is fabulous. Also on our plate was raw falafels (made with pumpkin seed and a million other things, I couldn’t write everything down fast enough- but I still want to get the recipe)
Durian. A fruit I hear all about- but never try… These ones were dehydrated. Apparently amazing for skin.
Again, I learnt a ton today. I am becoming more passionate about raw foods everyday. Day 7 of my raw food celebration and I am feeling FANTASTIC!!! At 8pm I still felt the same amount of energy I had when I hopped out of bed this morning. It really is amazing how this lifestyle makes you feel! I can’t wait to continue this…and learn more along the way..
OK Painter picture of the day… He looks like a sleeping angel sent from heaven… BUT………
He is TROUBLE IN DISGUISE… (I’m telling ya!)
I love him soooo much though. It hasn’t even been a month and I am so obsessed, so in love.
How is your long weekend going? I got a voice gig for a “teenager” spot that I will voice tomorrow. Do all these health foods for skin make your voice younger too? Apparently. tee hee
Talk soon!!! Lots of love and light and beautiful skin!!!