WORKOUT-1 hour Hatha yoga with Ateeka
BREAKFAST-simple shake ( frozen blueberries, almond milk and 1 scoop"Green Super Food" )
SNACK-Here I go again.....I'm totally addicted but for $5.71 for 5 oz these are NOT in my budget! Anyway, mid afternoon snack-Small "Coldstone Creamery" Raspberry sorbet with chocolate chips mixed in.
DINNER-Quinoa Salad left over from yesterday...yum! ( quinoa, sheep's feta, mint from the garden and golden raisins )
One more thing I would like to mention.......
I've been pulling out my "Okinawan Diet" Books lately and started reading them again. As much as I love the idea of eating a high raw vegan diet I'll be the first to admit it is very hard to stick too. For me it's not because I can't fill myself up with fruits and veggies...... it's because these days it's just too frigging expensive for me to follow this sort of diet properly.
Fruits and veggies on Maui cost a FORTUNE and since I'm such a "foodie" I love making more elaborate raw vegan dishes. This of course takes a heavy toll on my dwindling paycheck these days. I live in a world where red Bell peppers are $7 a pound and Raw Almond Butter is $23 for 16 oz ......crazy!
Anyway, back to my point.....The Okinawan Diet rocks. Okinawa is in a beautiful subtropical island chain in the western pacific south of Japan ( also know as the Ryukyu islands ) and it is home to more centenarians per capita than any place else in the world! Not only does Okinawa have a lot of 100 yr olds running around but Okinawa is also known for having an abundance of VERY active and healthy elders well beyond 80 and 90! So, what is their secret?? Well, it looks like it's a combination of diet, exercise and a low stress lifestyle.
Okinawans consume a diet very high in vegetables, miso, tofu, spices, green tea, sweet potatoes, rice and soba noodles. They consume little to no dairy, fish and pork and these 3 foods make up about 1% of their diet. Lucky for me this is a very easy way to eat and to make it even more enticing, it is relatively inexpensive.
Anyway, if anyone is interested in this healthy diet, check out this website HERE or look into the books written by the Willcox brothers, two doctors who have researching the Okinawan Lifestyle for many many years. "The Okinawa Program" and "The Okinawa Diet Plan".