Makeydah’s Pantry | I sell stuff online too

There was once a quiet little internet store launch that happened on October 3rd.

I was on vacation so the fanfare was limited.

 

Check it out here

Be easy

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Times are changing | Autumnal Equinox

Autumnal Equinox Harvest JPEGThe first day of fall is September 22nd and I’m excited!

Despite being born in the spring, the fall is my favorite time of year.

It represents change, reincarnation and perceived dormancy – like a cocoon!

This time of year brings to mind harvest.

Sunlight is decreasing now, so I find it best to eat an abundance of foods that grow closer to the ground than summer vine foods – also foods that are the color of the sun (yellows and oranges) like the many variety of squash, beans and lentils – along with your 365 a year greens of course 😉
The latter part of the year is the perfect time for lots of soups and stews too.

Spiced teas with cinnamon and ginger to warm you up on cool mornings.

I love this time of year!
Pumpkin pie, sweet potato pies and peach cobblers…mmmm 🙂

Let’s not forget hot cocoa.
I guess I shouldn’t have written this post while on a cleanse eh? lol
Now’s a good time to start planning your Thanksgiving dinner too – especially if like me, you are making it an all natural, vegan friendly affair – but have meat/picky eaters to please and needs lots of time to find recipes, create recipes and plan 🙂

Be sure to check out the blog over at Makeydah’s Pantry for some up coming Thanksgiving recipes with healthy twists and more smoothies throughout the month of September.

Happy Autumn everyone!

Makeydah

All Them Greens Protein Smoothie™

Repost in honor of the September Smoothie Challenge!

Original post can be found here

More smoothie recipes coming soon!

Today the kids and I enjoyed one of my favorite smoothies for breakfast called the All Them Greens Protein Smoothie. Today we added bananas and strawberries. It’s packed with protein, calcium, vitamin C, vitamins B6 and B12, and loads of other important nutrients and minerals. It’s easy to make and just takes 5 minutes. Here’s what you’ll need to make your own: (Keep in mind this recipe is for three people)

*linked items in ingredient list are linked to items in my Amazon aStore

Toss all the ingredients into the blender and blend until it’s the consistency of a milkshake.

That’s all she wrote!

Enjoy!

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Weekend Watermelon Cleanse & Yoga

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So this is my last blog post for the week – Gotta start my weekly social networking fast to clear my mind and decompress from my unusually stressful and sick week.

My body is still holding on to the remnants of this stubborn summer cold/flu.  I am still coughing up phlegm and it’s annoying as hell because it makes it hard to laugh and sing. I can’t do either without choking and having a coughing fit.  ̄︿ ̄

I haven’t drank my honey lemon ginger tea since yesterday, so that might be part of the problem.

Hopefully this watermelon cleanse helps with that. We’ll see.

More about the cleanse:

From Saturday through Sunday, I will consuming nothing but watermelon.

Watermelon juice (I’ll be juicing the rinds), watermelon Smoothies and just eating watermelon as is.

Yes that’s a lot of watermelon but it’s only 2 days so it’s no big deal.

We’ll see how it goes.

Makeydah

 

UTI’s & Yoga | How was your week?

I’ve been meaning to update this blog for days but I kept having things to do – like now I need to do laundry but I’m eating a late lunch and am sitting at my desk right now so why not?

Cleanse is going great!

Of course I’ve had at least 2 or 3 urges to cheat – they were fleeting and I didn’t want to throw away what I’ve done so far so I’ve held on.

It gets hard sometimes when everyone around me is still eating a lot of the same old stuff while I’m being disciplined.

I don’t want it to get so hard I quit or mess up, you know?

I’m sure I’ll be fine though.  Just in the way I’ve been doing things, taking this slow and researching before I make another move.

Teaching myself to love different vegetables and learning new ways to prepare them – and getting my palate used to lots of raw vegetables and fruits.

I bought a boatload this weekend – we went back to the farmer’s market today since that’s our new Saturday morning routine I guess!

That just means there’s going to be a lot more for me to eat – which brings me to my other update.

I have to admit, I have been a LOT less than disciplined when it came to my weekly workouts – meaning I’ve barely, and I mean barely  been doing them.

Okay, I haven’t done them lol! But I truly had every intention.

Well, because of this, I made a mini-commitment to myself that I would be diligent in all things I set out to do in this cleanse so I am going to do them.

I am now holding up my end of the bargain and did my ‘daily yoga’ for the day (may do a little more after my nap since it’s Saturday), and tomorrow I am doing my weekly fast and spiritual bath (with more daily yoga).

Eating at least 80% percent raw for the week (because I want some beans) and attempt to flush out this UTI.  Yes.

It came out of nowhere and I kind of wonder if it has something to do with being a detox symptom from eating strictly vegan and a lot of raw foods and herbs?

Either way, I drank straight, pure, organic cranberry juice (blech) for 3 days straight (including today) and had to resort to these wpid-wp-1376634848419.jpg for the pain.  They turned my pee bright orange!

And they don’t work worth shit so…yeah.

It hurts to pee, but tmi, I know.

I digress…

So because I’m upping my fitness, I am going to need to eat a lot more now too.

Stocking up on all that produce was a good idea, I think anyways.

We’ll see how the next week shapes up, but for now, I’m winding down to peaceful mode – taking a break from all social networking, blogging and the like and I’m gonna spend a great deal of time reflecting on the past week, my mistakes, triumphs, feelings, emotions and physical changes I’ve seen within myself.

One thing is for sure, this week was very productive with the kids going back to school it’s given me lots more to do with my days.

This Summer has been super lazy so it’s nice to get back to routine.

Speaking of which, I have laundry and a few other things I need to get done so I will return to update next week.

Until then, be easy you guys,

Makeydah