By Bettina – Venice Canals, CA
Just arrived in Venice Beach to a beautiful little house on The Venice Canals. (If you aren’t familiar with the area, you can check them out here on a website I like). This trip has changed a bit from what I originally thought it would be. Life sometime throws you for a loop but I am going to make the best of it by upping my “health” game.
I am undergoing a medical treatment in a month that requires that I eat “healthy” for the next 30 days. When the doctor said this I wondered what I could do to boost things a bit. Since I already eat healthy, I will be conscious to include more “sacred foods” as Mau described in a recent post, taking extra supplements, eating more consciously (even if I still have client dinners) and telling you guys about the benefits of these actions.
For my first day here, I woke up early and went for a run around the beautiful canals where I live this month. Nothing crazy, a quick 2.5 miles (it’s hot out here). I got home really, really hungry. Which is good because I decided to fill up on greens when I realized my plate looked kind of sad. Today I had a sprouted bread English muffin with greek yogurt and miso smother and topped with fresh organic tomatoes. One happy pasture-raised egg; and a side of greens with a drizzle Fire Cider made by my brother, Mau.
Why are these things good for me? Bread is not bread is not bread.
- Sprouted bread is made from sprouted grains which have a higher nutrient content than other breads made with dry grain. It is also less processed, more full of heart-healthy ingredients like nuts.
- Greek yogurt = lots of protein and yummy creaminess.
- Miso = pro and prebiotic for gut health (and umami flavor).
- Tomatoes = just make me happy in the summer but they are also full of lycopene and other anti-oxidants.
- Pasture-raised egg – the yolks are bright and orange. Full of good fat + protein after my run.
- Greens… glorious greens. They’re just perfect in their fibrous glorious beings.
- Fire Cider – supports your immune system and aids in healthy digestion
Happy Health Month!