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Fresh Juice. Fresh Book. Fresh Start.

Hi guys!

Today was definitely a much needed self-care day ­čÖé I caught a cold a few days ago (probably due to┬átraveling and lack of sleep!), so I’ve been taking it easy the past few days. Yesterday, I finally got myself to Whole Foods and restocked the kitchen with nutritious foods, which means I was able to eat super clean today!!

I let myself sleep in this morning and then started my day off with freshly made juice and an awesome quote from The Little Book of Light ­čÖéimg_2064

Carrot, cucumber, celery, spinach, lemon & ginger juice.

Quote of the day: “When the rollercoaster of life gets bumpy, take a break and give gratitude for how far you’ve come. Find something in your surroundings or in your accomplishments to appreciate. Breathe…” -Mikaela┬áKatherine Jones- The Little Book of Light

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Juice ingredients ­čÖé

For breakfast I had a veggie omelette and OF COURSE some coffee. I had a hazelnut k-cup this morning, which was very delicious and smelled like fall!

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┬áAsparagus, grape tomato & scallion┬áomelette (veggies┬ásaut├ęed in coconut oil; used 2 whole eggs). Hazelnut coffee (black) in my favorite mug.

After breakfast, I finished my book “Being Mortal.” I really really really recommend this book! Especially for people interested in going into medicine. At first I wasn’t a huge fan, but the end of the book is very moving and eye opening. For me one of the most notable takeaways was Dr. Gawande’s discussion about┬áthe different ways physicians handle difficult conversations about terminal illness, prognosis, treatment options, and death with patients. I like how he showed that there is a way to honor a patient’s goals and autonomy at the end of life.

Anyway, since I finished “Being Mortal,” I decided it was time to get a new book so I went to the local library.img_2085

Too many choices!!

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Decided on this. Another book, also by Atul Gawande. I’ll let you guys know how it goes ­čÖé

Of course I couldn’t wait, so I made a quick snack and opened up my new book as soon as I got home.

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Peppermint tea with a handful of almonds. Got this mug from one of my favorite little coffee shops in the city.

Then it was time for lunch.

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Open-faced hummus and veggie sandwich with a side of Greek Salad.

Sandwich Ingredients:

  • 1 slice of toasted Whole Foods Seeduction bread
  • roasted red pepper hummus
  • handful of arugula
  • two tomato slices
  • 1 slices of red bell pepper

Greek Salad Ingredients:

  • arugula
  • heirloom tomatoes (orange)
  • cucumbers
  • green lemon-garlic olives from the one and only Whole Foods
  • crumbled feta
  • olive oil
  • fresh lemon juice
  • salt & pepper
  • hint of oregano

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Pre-dinner snacking (left overs from yesterday).

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Ate this instead of the cookie I was eyeing. It’s for the best right?

Dinner was made by my awesome mom! We had roasted chicken with potatoes and grilled corn.

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Lemon roasted chicken, arugula, roasted potatoes, grilled corn.

So that was my day! I didn’t eat any processed foods, which I am very proud of. I still kind of want that cookie, but I’m going to resist…at least until tomorrow ­čÖé What was your favorite meal today? Post a comment below!