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Food journal, Smoothie recipe, Thoughts
Last night my booja chocolates kept me awake - arrghh! I am so sensitive to caffeine. So the new rule is no chocolate after dinner. I might have to start investigating decent carob recipes and products - anyone have any suggestions??

Feeling somewhat down this morning and i find i'm craving something soothing, creamy and sweet.

So heres my...

Cacao, pecan, pollen smoothieCreamy Cacao, Pollen Breakfast Smoothie

1 Banana
2-3 (soaked) dried dates. If you don't soak the dates you'll end up with bits. The soaking may also activate enzymes.
1 cup - 1 1/2 cold water, 1/2 cup ice (or to taste)
2 tbsp pecan butter or 1/4 cup pecans if you have a vitamix blender
1 tbsp ground flax seeds
1 tbsp hemp protein
1 1/2 tbsp cacao nibs
1 tsp bee pollen (test for allergy before first-time use, 1 grain under the tongue)
Few drops natural Vanilla essence

Add ingredients to blender and zoom! Oh btw if you don't have the best blender in the world add only 1/2 cup water at the start so all the 'bits' get processed then add the rest of the water/ice at the end.

(adapted from Chocolate Almond smoothie in the 'Thrive diet' book)

Supplements: The usual suspects
Exercise so far - Wonderfully refreshing dog walk
Tea: Nettle, Yerba Mate, Mint.


DSCN1648Large salad: mixed green leaves, broccoli, red pepper, spring onion, walnuts, pumpkin seeds. Balsamic honey dressing.

Mixed bean salad, mint dressing

I just had the most amazing shamanic mentoring session over the phone with Catherine Maguire. I totally recommend her!! More about this juiciness when its ripe!

Dinner: Not feeling very hungry. 1 cup salt/pepper crisps, 1/4 scoop vega, 1/2 oat apple Raw bar.

Excercise: Dog walk number 2.