Papaya Boats + A Hot Pink Mess

Just as I was putting the final touches on this post, I decided to take my eyes off the screen for a few and dance over to the kitchen to blend a smoothie with some dragon fruit that I was finally able to get my hands on at the grocery store the other day. It was the last one at Ellwood's, and I was meant to have it. Well I'll be damned if my tunnel vision sights on making something with that dragon fruit (it'll probably be posted on Instagram by the time you read this) didn't teach me a little lesson. The process was messy. I had the papaya and the dragon fruit and the cucumber and the macadamia nut milk blending in the smoothie and because I'm always one to add a little extra of something, I went in with the spoonful of flax seeds as the spoon slipped out of my hands and right into the high-speed blender, causing a pink mess to paint itself onto my ceiling, walls and almost everything in between. Right in that moment, I felt a hint of frustration looming but I stopped it right there in its tracks. All that I could do was laugh at myself and stand there in a pink no-pants mess in the middle of my kitchen. I think it was the universe telling me that I didn't need that extra fiber in my smoothie today. Ah, I digress.

So here I am, writing this whole thing in reverse. Still giggling. Today's post was feeling a little forced anyways, but now I've brought some humor and lightness to it, which is reminding me why I love to sit down and curate these each week.

Alight, no agenda. Random links it is!

Hormone fix: seed cycling. Have you heard about it? It's said to help re-establish the rhythms of your body and balance hormones by simply adding seeds like flax, pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds to your diet at different times in your cycle to either produce or detoxify certain hormones. 

Remineralize + alkalize in small ways that can have a big impact. For example, pink himalayan salt contains 84 trace minerals and other important bio compounds that your body needs to promote a healthy pH. 

Savor late summer produce while you still can. And if you get your hands on some delicious papaya, make a papaya breakfast boat. I dreamed up this one yesterday morning and it was like a post-vacation vacation for my taste buds. But my goodness, I cannot wait for fall produce.

Before you find yourself chronically fatigued, quit the sugar + caffeine and get more restful sleep. And then some. Self-care always wins. 

I continue to ask myself how in the world it was ever OK for big chain fast food joints to put this chemical in their food. Similarly, it's disheartening that there are still hundreds (if not thousands) of untested and potentially toxic chemicals in personal care products that people are buying every day. It's about time that we shift towards a Clean Beauty Revolution

I Moon You. I am always so intrigued by lunar conversations with moon maven Bethany of Maven Made and learn something new every single time. Next up is a Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius and we're hosting a local gathering if you'd like to join us. 

Short and sweet this week compared to usual because things to do and yoga classes to teach.

But FYI that smoothie was delicious, the little bit of it that I was able to save. Fresh papaya, dragon fruit, sliced cucumber and a little bit of macadamia nut milk. NO FLAX NEEDED, it was fine enough as is. Just please don't drop your spoon into the blender while you're blending it, please. 

Until next week. Be well, stay hydrated and get some restful sleep tonight, k?

xx Allison

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