Raw Girl in Japan

Archive for the ‘juice’ Category

Is impossible for me to blog at daily. There is so much going on, so much to write but my schedule really doesn’t allow the time. Maybe I should just blog what I have consumed on a daily basis and write more when I can? Maybe that is what I will do.

So, yes day 7. Body brushing. Cold(ish) showers. Daily salt water purging. MSM taken every morning. Arm healed, so back on the mat. Lots of greens, Vita-mix and juicer always on the go. Tomorrow is my water cleanse again.

Any detox symptoms? A few headaches, but I’m not sure if this is due to the cleanse or because of the humidity and the fabulous storms we have been having here. I have natural tiger balm, so I use that when I feel a headache coming on. I’m tired, more so then usual – but again it is HOT and I’m teaching nearly double the amount of classes. Urine is clear. My period lasted just three days (usually four).

Of late there have been a couple of people in my life making me unhappy. making me doubt myself. Not saying it is bad to question yourself from time to time – where you are going, your actions – but these people were just full of negativity. I found it draining. I would let these people get to me. Then all of of a sudden something happened. The one person, sent me an email last week- rather rude, no not rather – VERY RUDE. So, I thought no more, this is too tiring, I don’t need this and all of a sudden I had dettached myself from negativity that pours from this person. I just let it go. The second person, well lets just say they made a decision to step away and leave my hubby and I to live our lives the way we wish (after years of criticism). I feel amazing, fabulous. So appropriate that this all happened while I am cleansing too…..

I started to read David Wolfe’s The Sunfood Diet Success System (again – how times is that now?) and appreciated the first three lessons of the books so much more. That tends to happen anyway when you re-read something, something shifts, you find another level.

Hosted my first yoga workshop on Saturday. A huge success – can’t believe how well it went. Have received some lovely feedback and there may be a chance for me to present it again.

I am simply shining.

Am on a high.

Raw Munchings

  • water with a spoonful of MSM
  • cucumber and nashi juice (yeah nashi season is nearly here)
  • water melon juice
  • later – spinach, parsley and banana (maybe with spirulina)

Have a great day.

smile

Mx

What with all the peaches, melons, kiwis in season at the moment I had difficulty getting on this smoothie/juice path.

Another thing, I felt I didn’t have enough ideas, creativity (I’m a dancer/choreographer/yoga teacher??) – something wasn’t fitting. I needed to do more reading and I had to figure out how I was going to work round it all with my August schedule. I think I may have it sorted. FINALLY! So I intend to start tomorrow.

My dear friend is currently in the air on her way to California. She is off to a farmers market later this week. Will be stopping by Cafe Gratitude. She was talking about all the fabulous organic produce and wanted to know what she could bring back for me. As most of you know I try and remain positive about living raw here in Japan. It can be done – but I wish it were easier, or maybe not easier just more FUN. I dream of huge farmers markets. I remember watching Gordon Ramsey, and him visiting farmers markets in France and in the Uk- the ones here just aren’t  like the ones back home. There isn’t the sparkle, the interest the passion for fresh, healthy organic food. I question myself at times, or more I question moving elsewhere. Then I think the raw movement needs a push here and I need to stay here to aid that push. I dream one day i can walk in to a regular cafe and order a juice – one made in front of me. Maybe it will be MY raw food and juice bar.

My Munchings

It is HOT, HOT, HOT – HUMID, HUMID, HUMID so I am drinking WATER, WATER, WATER

  • Watermelon juice
  • Sugar lettuce, parsley, spirulina and banana smoothie
  • banana
  • peach

The heat is great for a natural cleanse during yoga.