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Green Stuff…

2 Oct

HAPPPPY OCTOBER!

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Where the heck did September go!?  Time sure does fly when you’re…knee high in school work, interning, training for a race and trying to sneak in time for your fabulous friends.  My plate currently looks like it was prepared by an EXTREMELY hungry man at a Thanksgiving feast…but I don’t think I’d have it any other way (I mean…who doesn’t LOVE Thanksgiving…Right!?).

Any-who…I thought I’d share a little bit about some green stuff that I’ve been crushing on lately, since green has been on the mind. Although this may come as a shock to some…I’m not about to proclaim my love for Kale (because that’s a given…duh!).  It always cracks me up when friends tease me about my eating habits and the joke usually always falls on poor old KALE (so I’m giving it the day off from being the center of attention).  Instead I’d like to talk about my favorite little algae…Chlorella!

Chlorella was not always a supplement on my besties list…in fact, it was kind of a little B$%CH the first time we met!  I’ll never forget the first time I thought I’d give Chlorella a try.  I was living in Miami at the time and thought I’d pick up some tablets while at Whole Foods for a little lunch jaunt (when in doubt…head to Whole Foods for lunch!  No matter what city you are in you will find something to satisfy your tummy!).  After I finished my sushi, I decided to give the Chlorella a whirl.  The box indicated that I should chew 10 tablets with food, so that is exactly what I did!  10 Tablets and a few swigs of water later…I was ready to start reaping the benefits!  A few hours and a bunch of errands later I arrived home…took one look in the mirror…and realized my ENTIRE MOUTH was TEAL!!!  HOW DID NOONE INFORM ME OF THIS!?  Although I certainly got in a good laugh, I decided to put them on the shelf for a while to avoid any future embarassment.

Flash forward to this past spring, on my trip to Australia, where I was visiting one of my BEST girl friends in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD 😉 !  She is a HEALTH NUT just like me, so naturally it was a friendship made in heaven.  While I was down under I had the pleasure of meeting some of her friends and family too.  We all had fun bonding over health tips, natural beauty concoctions and smoothie recipes (you know-the normal stuff!).  One of the girls got us all on a morning cocktail of chlorella and lemon (to try and negate the fun we were having at night); at first it wasn’t so easy on the taste buds.  With some nose pinching and deep breaths I would choke it down (because come on…who wouldn’t want to glow like these hotties!?  Please ignore that can in my hand…I was following it with my algae REMEMBER!?)

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