When we last left off, readers, I had eaten too much and was in a pissy mood. I think both the impulsive eating and miserable mood were due to my impending period. I'm lucky that I don't have painful or heavy periods, but I do get mood swings and pretty bad headaches. In preparation for that, I tried to eat much lighter today, higher raw, and with an eye to nutrition. I also, ahem, took some senna leaf before I went to bed last night to get the bad out.
To stave off the headaches and to make myself feel better, breakfast was Angela's Iron Woman Gingerbread Smoothie. With coconut on top.
This was amazing! I enjoy smoothies often but they are always of the green monster persuasion. This was a nice, healthy treat. I love molasses and love the fact that it has nutrition as well! I upped the ginger intake as well. After the senna leaf, I also appreciated that this was a liquid meal and easy to digest. I also had a handful of raw pepitas after this to really up the iron.
Later I had a snack of an apple.
Honeycrisp, baby. They are all back in season.
Lunch was high-raw and totally tasty.
Three lettuce boats with homemade hummus, cucumber, shredded carrot, and super sweet little cherry tomatoes (and sauerkraut on one.) On the side is some frozen, defrosted, pressed, marinated, and baked tofu. The marinade was tomato paste, soy sauce, and chopped garlic. It could have used some more spice but the texture was perfect.
Dinner was a raw soup/veg juice that I made on a whim, mostly for a little more greenery, ease of digestion, and nutrition before I completely undid all the good work of the day with 3 beer with G. (I had to take him out to make up for being such a sourpuss last night.)
This is blended romaine, spinach, cucumber, zucchini, thyme, basil, 1/4 avocado, cherry tomatoes, turmeric, cayenne, salt, lemon juice, and olive oil. It was alright. Needs a little work but I appreciate the greeeeen.
Do you guys, er...ladies try to change anything in your diet during your period?