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"Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of the moon." Rumi


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Be YOGI

I don’t usually post photos I see on the internets, but I absolutely love this! — which reminds me, I haven’t done any yoga poses lately. Gotta get back on my game!

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Zucchini Juice

Last week I decided to try out a few juice recipe’s from Josslyn’s post Reboot My Life since mother’s been insisting she wants to become healthier and needs a cleanse.

So here is the zucchini juice recipe:

  • 2 Lg zucchini
  • 2 apples
  • 1 C spinach
  • 1 lime
  • 2 cup parsley

I must say that we didn’t follow the instructions to the T. We only used the ingredients with different amounts of each.

We started off with 3 zucchini.

Peeled 2 limes.

A lot of parsley.

Added a piece of ginger. (I like adding ginger to everything)

Some spinach.

And after juicing, my mom didn’t like the taste much. So we added a green pear. (she has yet to get used to greens)

And grapes for a bit more sweetness.

… and voilà – fresh, green juice!

Then we poured in mason jars.

And this was left over. Green Wine. Ha! 🙂

So… when will YOU get started?


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Massive Juicing

Well, with so many fruits and veggies in my fridge that I feared would rot in vain, I decided to make a massive juice. Luckily, my mother has been wanting to start a juice cleanse and bought a dozen 8oz mason jars. What I thought would take me but an hour, ended up dragging to three! I didn’t even want to drink any of it by the time I was done. I just wanted to sip on my new white jasmin tea and relax.

So, here’s what I found:

  • tangerines
  • apples (green and red)
  • pears
  • kale
  • broccoli
  • cucumber
  • beet root
  • carrots
  • tiny piece of ginger (i found it by surprise)

As I’m nearing the end of such a long and tedious juicing process, I think I may have forced too many carrot chunks at once. The juicer stopped functioning. Noooo, I only had a bit left to finish!

So I took the juicer apart, cleaned everything out, washed it, disconnected and reconnected. Nothing worked. Then I noticed a smokey smell. Great, just what I needed! I broke my juicer, I thought.

So I decided to let it cool and take a short break. I go back to the kitchen to play handywoman, and nothing worked. How absent minded! I realized that the lever to secure the juicer wasn’t lifted, otherwise the machine will just not work.

Woohoo! Finally, I can finish juicing the rest of the stuff.

I’ve never made this much juice all at once before.

I thought maybe it would fit in several jars.

To my surprise, I had to use all 12 jars plus an extra 12oz i had in the dishwasher. I love the color that the beet root gives the juice.

And lastly, i wrapped the mason jars in foil to prevent oxidation. Ideally, I would have dark amber jars, but I cant seem to find them. Oh well, foil works!

Here’s to a delicious and nutritious juice, CHEERS!


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Matsyasana Day 1

I don’t practice yoga like I wish I did, or perhaps like I should. I know all the benefits of yoga (the different types), and I encourage it to any and every one. The problem? I get bored. I really want to like it because I know how beneficial it would be for my breathing and sciatica. But I really get bored out of my mind! My sister suggested I practice Vinyasa Yoga since it flows from position to position instead of keeping a pose for longer periods of time. I have fallen asleep during yoga before, so this type that is a bit more vigorous may be just what I need!

However, I love doing poses often, even if I don’t practice yoga. My sister shows me different ones all the time, and I give them a try, without stretching, without previous attempts… I just try them.

Last night we played tennis, and afterward, she began stretching. Then asked me if I had ever seen the Fish Pose. She showed it to me and I tried it out. Below is the picture.

This morning, I looked up the pose on Google. I didn’t know there were variations of the same pose. So guess what?  I will try every variation I see online and take pictures and show you. I’ve just gotta get creative with the places I choose to do them in. This is gonna be fun! 🙂

Matsyasana: The name comes from the Sanskrit words matsya (मत्स्य) meaning “fish” and asana (आसन) meaning “posture” or “seat”. (Source:Wikipedia)