Happy Tuesday to ya!
My Baby Sister and My Love are both sound asleep in their respective beds at the moment, and for me, all feels right with the world. I do not mind a little alone time now and then, but it is much nicer to have my little family all safe and sound and back together!
Today I wanted to show you the rhyme and reason of my fruity shopping. It may appear as though I just get whatever is on sale, but this is not true! The way I organize what I am going to buy is – I figure out how many calories I am going to need each day (obviously this is an approximate value, and it just gives me something to work with when I am figuring out amounts of fruit that I need to purchase). In the summer time, most of those calories are divided among two loves;
Mangoes! And also;
my dear friends the orange. In the winter when decently priced mangoes are not on the shelves, my staple turns to;
Bananas! For eating just as they are, and for boat loads of banana ice cream.
I choose these foods because they are inexpensive in their respective seasons, they are easy to find, they are high in calories (compared to other fruits) and nutritionally dense. Fast and easy energy!
I also always look for melons;
Sweet, always available and an instant transport to summer, I love to eat melons almost daily. I also feel like dinner just is not complete without melon seed pudding;
My other absolute must have’s are;
the goods for green juice! I always get celery, cucumber, parsley, cilantro, lemons, ginger, a green and a fruit to sweeten the deal. I love green juice for so so so many reasons. It is my medicine, and I do not go one single day without it.
Outside of those items, I will simply follow what is on special that day. I like to eat with the seasons, because it is fun! It adds variety and spice to my eating. This summer I have indulged in many a cherry, stone fruit and guava. In the fall I will get awesome persimmons and apples. Winter is slightly more barren, but apples, oranges, dates and bananas never fail! Then spring will come and I will welcome back mangoes with open arms (and an open mouth).
One last staple?
Yoga asana. It keeps me grounded. I keeps me sane. It keeps me as normal and functioning as I am ever going to be. OH, and also I love it.
So there you go! My life staples. What do you need to have on hand at all times? Any readers requests for me?