Friday, March 9, 2012

saunas, juicing & matchas

jamie and i have started making it a routine in our busy lives to go to a private sauna and steam room where we can sit and do nothing. that doesn't really happen much in our culture where everything is so "go" based and it's super important...and aya gets a little quality time in with granny. we have a little dinner date afterwards. we discovered a sweet little raw food cafe tucked away in the back of an organic market eternal abundance on commercial drive which is awesome. the kind of food that makes you feel good. then we pick up organic veggies for the juicer or chocolate (whichever we happen to be in the mood for). oh yah, i got a juicer for my birthday!!! i love it:) i've been juicing everyday and even aya has been drinking her veggie juices, not much though before she scrunches her nose up and says no but a little is better than nothing. 
this morning i woke up feeling like i was getting a sore throat. i got up at 7am and knew i had to make some juice or i'd have a horrible day. i made my juice, drank it, and felt great. obviously. it's the power of food. so here's my recipe if you happen to have a juicer:
2 carrots(peeled)
1 beet including beet greens
2 kale leave
1 apple
1/4 cucumber 
wash all the veggies and try to go organic. 
another fave of ours lately is matcha lattes made with almond milk. neither of us can have dairy and we try to keep soy to a minimum so almond milk is a healthy alternative and it froths great too. we get our matcha and all our tea lately from davids tea. and nothing makes it taste better than a great mug, seriously.


  1. Mmmm sound delicious!! I Looove juicing and I agree every little bit helps with the kids ;0) I like to sneak it into sauces when cooking (e.g.: pasta sauce) and also use the fruit/veggie fibres left over from juicing in baking (awesome in muffins!) I SO agree with you about how the food makes such a different in our health- and juicing as it goes strait into our system with minimal digestion needed! So great- p.s we love organic coconut milk in our family! So Delicious is the name & they even make coconut ice-cream!
    We also love making coconut mouse/whipping cream- and it froths great too!! Thats so great you guys are getting out and taking time together- its sooo important to keep focused on the important things in life (like the love of your life;)

  2. pasta sauce, hmmm great idea, i'm so going to try that! i put the leftover veggie stuff in ayas pancakes this morning (buckwheat, apple,carrot pancakes, mmm), she loved it but they were too soggy for me so i added a few ingredients and turned the veggie pancake batter into muffins which turned out super delicious! good to know coconut milk froths, i'll try that in my lattes as well as the almond. i tried hemp milk this morning in my matcha but not frothy enough for me:( and i love coconut ice~cream, i used to eat it all the time when i was pregnant:)


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