Today’s Observations
Detoxing is contagious.  I’m finding that as my body is detoxing itself and bringing in new energy and vitality,  I’m also wanting to get ‘cleaner’ in some other areas of my life.  I expect that I will experience this in different ways in different areas of my life, but the first one that has come to the fore is how I spend my evenings.  What I have noticed is that my evenings have become filled with more and more television, starting around 8PM and ending sometimes after midnight as I watch a combination of previously taped shows and then ‘whatever is on’.  I want to be more deliberate than that in how I spend my time. So, for this week, I want to invite new energy and vitality into my routine by going to bed by 10:30 PM and getting up at 5:30 AM.

Today’s Menu
Smoothie – Meat and water of one coconut, one mango, 1/2 cup frozen raspberries (my favorite)
Left over Tabouleh for lunch
Snacks – pear, pistachios, pecans
Macadamia nut Hummus for dinner with veggies

Today’s New Recipe
I’ve wanted to learn to make a raw version of hummus, and it just so happened that I had all the ingredients on hand to make it… and it was super easy to make.  After I made it though,  I remembered that sometimes I have a hard time digesting nut ‘cheeses’ and dips – oops.  So I ended up just having about a 1/2 cup.  It was pretty good, but needed a bit more flavor, so I added a few “amendments”.   I’ve indicated my additions below.

Macadamia Nut Hummus (2+ Yums)
11/2 cups macadamia nuts, soaked for 1-2 hours
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
11/2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1/4 cup raw Tahini
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
1 small clove of garlic
I added about a teaspoon of cumin, some more salt, and pepper to taste.

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.  Enjoy!

Today’s Affirmation
I embrace a well-being in all its forms.