Raw Girl in Japan

You spin me right round, baby right round!

Posted on: April 26, 2007

I am happy to report we have lots of lovely food. Spinach, rocket, lettuce, coriander, basil, peppers, mushrooms, tommies (yellow and red), avocados, mangos (after all I am the mango whore), papaya, strawberries, blueberries and grapes. Opening the fridge door is like a big adventure – what to have, what to make, how much…ahhhh good food overload!!

I am even happier to report that I have found a place selling coconuts, 580yen not cheap but really not too expensive. I’m going to have to get a couple. Sometimes adding some coconut water to a smoothie just gives it that little kick, you know the zing and voila…I’m back in Thailand.

Apparently coconut water contains a range of B vitamins (excluding 6 and 12). Also folic acid and Vitamin C.

I am not too happy that the durian wasn’t ready for brekkie this morning. Ah well, tomorrow it should be and I was lucky that hubby brought me breakfast in bed this morning (well not bed futon). He did his all time classic of freshly squeezed OJ, papaya, berries and flaxseed oil. He’s such a hon.

Back to the futon/bed thing. Do you think Japanese people say, ‘It’s futon time’. ‘Make sure you make your futon before you leave this house’. ‘daddy, can I have a futontime story please?’ ‘Son, I found your porn under the futon!’

Me just been stupid. Spring seems to have finally sprung here after rain, rain and more rain.

Last night I went to yoga and practiced the 5 Tibetan Rites.
Now, I had read about them in them past yet never tried/practiced them until last night. What a wonderful feeling of lightness, openness and strength. The bonus part is that at the beginning you get to spin round like a kid, without anyone telling you ‘Don’t do that, you’ll fall and hurt yourself’ (ah the memories). Once you get into the exercises they naturally start to flow and I felt like I was dancing.

I am therefore going to add them to my practice, means I will be getting up earlier, but hey anything that will aid health, keep me looking young and keep my spine juicy then I’m going to give it a go.

Off to the fridge now to go on another adventure. Yum!


3 Responses to "You spin me right round, baby right round!"

Coconut water is great for you. I used to do a lot of bikram yoga and after class all the old-timers would run for their vitacoco (pure coconut water drink). Turns out coconut water has natural electrolytes and tons of potassium, meaning it’s great after sweaty yoga classes or better yet, if you’re hung over. They’re too expensive for me to buy fresh-I am so jealous of your coconuts and that sweet hubby of yours!

I live in Osaka. From now I am going to become a raw. Last weekend i went to supermarket, but it was difficult to find raw items such as date, coconut etc. Where do u usually buy those items? Also do u know some clubs or organization of raw foodists in Japan?

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