Morning: Reishi Espresso that definitely needs a touch of almond milk to soften the grounding bitterness.
Later on I had some cardamom tea- roasted chicory, dandelion, cardamom (I leave the green husk because I love chewing on it), stevia, almond milk.
This is one of the best coffees I've ever had and it has the most mellow, light effect - green Organic Ethiopian, Lima Kaffa
|Freshly Roasted Organic Ethiopian Lima Coffee|
First meal around noon Dragon Well Green tea and A LOT of fresh dates.
I brew the tea for 10-20 seconds 3 to 4 times.
A few hours later a fresh farmers market Date meal again. I really prefer the less common varieties of dates. I don't ever buy the famous and treasured Medjool dates. I find them a bit boring, sweet and basically no character at all. The Halawi (Halawy) are great -they taste like caramel. The Khadrawy Dates taste like brown sugar and even have a bit ot that sugary texture. Both varieties were amazing and I will be back for more.
Dinner: lettuce, cabbage,carrots with 2 dips.
Dip 2: Pumpkin, tomato paste, bell peppers, coconut, carrots, oregano, Korean young garlic, cilantro, sage, spices.
I had somewhere between 2500-4000 cals mostly from the dates. YES! I did! And I felt great the next day so it was much needed after the intense yoga. (tracking the exact calorie count is quite difficult because I didn't weigh anything and these varieties of dates are less popular)
Basically intense short exercise routines are much less physically taxing than a deep yoga practice. I do deep yoga much less often than short intense practices because I feel this best suits my needs now. I am not one of the yoga teachers that practice for 3 hours a day. To me yoga is less of a physical discipline and more of a gentle understanding of life.
|A flower on the walk|