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Lemon Detox Drink

Happy Sunday blogging family,

For all of us in the US we got an extra hour of sleep. Wow, did I need it! I ended up watching classic scary movies that are filmed near the beach. Has anyone seen The Last Wave? It made me jump and I love scary mysteries. The Birds was almost comical but The Fog was perfect for a Halloween night at the Pacific Coast.

Well, after an evening of costume watching at the beach (everyone did a great job of social distancing), eating 2 large slices of pizza and devouring so many treats throughout movie night, I knew I’d have to redeem myself today with posting something healthy. The bright and cheery weather got me thinking.

Inspired by the sunny mornings in Capri, citrusy sent of lemons in Italy and a hint of pepper that gives it a kick, this lemon detox drink is just what you need to curb temptations during the holiday season.

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Recipes

Acai and PB Smoothie

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Hi blogging family!

I hope this post finds you safely tucked at home with plenty of food and space to exercise. I’m grateful that my family is currently healthy. Keep in mind though, we’re only at the initial stages of the coronavirus outbreak in the Pacific Northwest.

For those that don’t know me, I have a background in international law and spent years in developing countries helping others. My passion is to write and cook. I dream of publishing my first novel. And news to all my followers, I landed my dream job in social justice with kind people that are really supportive. Then the coronavirus epidemic hit.

I feel so helpless but also know I am lucky that I can work from home. For now, we can still go outside and go on trails as long as we keep our “social distance.” I decided to start up my blog to uplift others that are not as fortunate. It will still be the same format but the food will come mainly from the pantry and freezer. I’m trying to be mindful about the grocery store and providing space and time for those that need it.

So stay healthy out there – mind and body. We are all in this together and need to do our part. Now for a smoothie using an Acai packet I found in the freezer and some PB from the pantry.  Continue reading “Acai and PB Smoothie”