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Summer Loves

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What happened to summer being for relaxing? Between clerkship applications, interning, and doing some extra legal work on the side, there’s been little room for play this summer. As a result, my blogging has fallen super behind—I’m sorry, guys. Remember though, if you like my facebook page, you’ll get more updates on what I’m eating and interesting food news, even when I’m not posting here. But enough with the excuses. Now I want to talk about shopping — FOOD SHOPPING that is. I’ve discovered a few great products these past few weeks that I want to share with you. I’ve been pretty stressed out, so these products have kept my body from going completely out of whack under pressure.

(Please note that I am not being paid to market any of these…I’ve just been using the little spare time I have for experimentation and wanted to share with you)

 

CocoYo and Coconut Kefir 

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Ever since eating at Sun in Bloom in Park Slope, I’ve been dying to have coconut yogurt at home that isn’t full of sugar or preservatives. After searching pretty much every Whole Foods and health food store in NYC, I finally searched online and found this stuff. It’s delicious! It tastes like yogurt, with a little bit of a tangy flavor, and is made of coconut meat, coconut water, and stevia. I like it because it’s a great way to get tons of probiotics without taking a supplement. Between that and the liquid Coconut Kefir Water that I’ve been drinking, I haven’t had to take probiotics.

 

Yellow Dockroot Powder

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A friend recommended that I take this as a good blood cleanser, and I love it. Yellow dockroot is an herb that acts as a liver protector and antioxidant. It has a bit of a grassy taste, but it’s also very earthy, which I find comforting right before bed. I’ve been putting about a teaspoon in hot water every night and it gives me a feeling of grounding and calm.

 

Black Rice

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OK, I might be a little late on the black rice train, but this stuff is delicious! It has a bit of a nuttier flavor than brown rice, and it’s much more filling than quinoa or millet. Not only is black rice delicious, it also has as many antioxidants as blueberries and acai. I’ve been eating it with steamed broccoli, a little bit of coconut oil, and sea salt. YUMMY.

 

Alright it’s time for me to drink some tea and get some shut eye.