Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bone Broth Results

I just finished straining the bone broth I started in the crock pot yesterday. (See yesterday's posts for the recipe.)
Here is the finished broth before straining:
And, after:

It made a total of 7 cups of broth.
Make your own bone broth from leftover bones of any kind. Bone broth is an excellent source of minerals for your own bone health, as well as the components for healthy tendons, ligaments and cartilage. You are what you eat.

Smoothie Lunch

As usual, I got sick around Thanksgiving. This is nothing new for me. But, the type of illness and the duration is different. I didn't get pneumonia & wasn't nearly bedridden for a week as in the past - happened nearly every year for about ten years. The past couple of years since I have been eating better & exercising, I have not gotten pneumonia at all. Last year I had a bad cough & lung congestion, but it went away on its own. This year, I got a bad migraine (which is also something I had chronically for over ten years until very recently) which may, in fact, be a sinus infection. I've had it for about 3 days & it seems to be fading as I write this.
Anyway, today's lunch is a raw smoothie made of 1 cup herbal tea (your choice), 1 organic banana, about 1 cup frozen golden raspberries, 1 teaspoon hemp seeds & 1 teaspoon maca powder. It's a pretty golden color, which being in an amber mug, you can't really see! And, it tastes great! I was worried about the maca, as it can be so bitter to me, but the fruit covers that very well.

Tuesday Exercises

I'm still dealing with the remnants of a migraine I've had since Sunday night. I think it may actually be a sinus infection behind my eye ... anyway, just finished all of my exercises. Felt good riding the exercycle & reading another chapter of Chaz Bono's Transition; I concentrated on something other than my head! One more chapter to go.
6.3 miles
24.39 minutes
302 calories burned

Sunflower Sprouts!

I started these about 3 days ago. It is just a small batch to see how they'd do. At first I had them divided into two trays, but I just transferred them into one. I've already eaten quite a few! I have not cleaned out the broken pieces that did not sprout or the skins shed by the seeds that did sprout.