Sunday, November 11, 2012

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia

I almost can't believe I didn't blog yesterday, but then again it was nice to take a break. Sometimes this can be so overwhelming, I tend to feel like I have to post and if I don't have time to do it I take away from things like sleep to get it done...not good. 

So yesterday I finally got my hands on two items I have been scouring for forever! Chia seeds and raw apple cider vinegar. It was so easy to find these types of products in Monroe, I use to drink Kombucha all the time, but for some reason this little South-East Louisiana town we are in just isn't into health food...and I am not one to order offline if I don't have to. I just really enjoy shopping in person. 

So you can imagine my excitement when I came across Chia seeds! I have added Flax seed mill to my food for several years, but it doesn't taste all that great. Plus my batch recently went rancid. Yuck. The beauty of Chia is that it soaks in liquid and has almost a slight tapioca texture but kinda crunchy. I added it to my overnight oatmeal and it was divine! It is great in smoothies too, I've even see people use it in fudge, cakes, and pudding. It is a powerhouse for Omega-3, plus the way it takes on liquid and swells means you feel full for a long time after eating it. 
Next on the need to buy list was raw Apple Cider Vinegar. I've just the regular for awhile, and off and on since high school, but the raw is supposed to be the way to go. 

Here are just a few reasons:
  • Smoothes skin texture and tone.
  • Promotes a healthy immune system.
  • Improves digestion and helps expel body toxins.
  • Can help soothe neck, shoulder and back pain.
  • Raw Apple Cider Vinegar helps clear skin irritations, like acne & contact dermatitis.
  • Helps with weight control – Raw Apple Cider Vinegar taken before meals will speed up the metabolism.
  • Can be applied shoulders, neck and forehead to feel rejuvenated (only for 30 minutes per session and shower after).
  • Raw Apple Cider Vinegar has even been known to help relieve the symptoms of constipation.
You can read more about it here or just good health benefits of it. Stress has caused my face to break out and Proactive is barely controlling it at this point so I started using this as a toner at night and dabbing some tree tea oil on the really bad spots and it has made a huge difference. 

Around lunch I met up with my friend Sara and we headed to Thibodauxville, our towns little once a year festival of sorts. Kind of just seems like another cajun excuse to have a party, but whatever. It was still fun to get out and do something.We wandered the booths, ate free candy, and ran into the most random people. Didn't see a single person from here that I knew, but I saw some good friends of our's parents from Monroe. Small world. 
I was introduced to a new coffee/cupcake shop downtown called Weeping Willow, if you like in the Thibodaux area I sugget you try it out. I didn't taste any cake but I hear it is amazing, however I did get my hands on iced coffee...divine! 
Other than that amazingness, a trip to Target, dropping my wedding band off to be re-dipped  and the most obscene movie ever it has been a pretty low key weekend. 

A much needed low key weekend. 

It was so nice to have a girls day and be able to vent and verbally work through things. It is such a funny limbo place to be in in life where my best friends range from 20ish to 30's. The single college crowd to the married with kiddos. And yet we are smack dab in the middle. 

Speaking of sorts...Jeremy is on the cusp of internship hunting. Be in prayer that we get to stay here with these awesome people that we do ministry with and just love to death. I just may throw a fit if we have to move because there are no internship position anywhere near. I would love to see him get a job around this area too so we could stay
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