Thursday, 30 January 2014
I have set myself a challenge. To drink a green smoothie for 30 days. More information about the green smoothie challenge is on www.simplegreensmoothies.com. Also if you go on youtube, there is a lot of information about green smoothies. I made my first one today.
I handful of spinach
1/2 grapefruit squeezed
1/2 lemon squeezed
Leaves of mint
Ginger finely chopped
It had a fresh taste, nothing too unpleasant, it had lots of bits, because at the moment, I don't have a high powered blender. I also realised that I should have added a cup of water first, before adding the vegetables, whereas I added the vegetables and the fruit, then the water. I also learned that when adding lemons, limes and grapefruit, I should cut out the rind and leave some of the outer white skin as it as a lot of nutrients. I think it will be very good for me health-wise, as I will be getting more greens, vegetables and more fruit.
I also plan to add Romaine lettuce, chad, cucumber, beetroot, coriander (known as cilantro) in the US, and other greens.
Another reason, why I am doing this. because I had a very bad cold and cough, which lasted me 2 months. something I had never experienced before. The coughing was just awful. I need to take care of myself. Ideally I would prefer more organic fruit and vegetables, however if it is too expensive, I will buy the conventional or regular fruit and vegetables, but make sure I wash them properly.
Since the beginning of January, I have been drinking a cup of hot water and lemon. I squeezed half a lemon and added hot water. That has greatly helped with my chest infection, that I may have had.
Thursday, 23 January 2014
I am very pleased with my hair cut. It was cut just a few days before the new year on Saturday 28th December 2013. Last year February, I had my hair texturised and although I did not regret it. It is something which is not suitable for me. I like how my natural hair feels in my fingers, after transitioning for 10 months, I decided to cut it. I cut between 5 and 6 inches of the texturised ends. I was going to wait until this year February, but I decided why wait. It is a length, I can easily cope with, not too short. I know that I will be adding colour at some point, but at the moment. I am enjoying my new hair.