Happy middle of the week…or as some people would say, Happy Hump Day..but like I’ve said before, I hate that. Just sounds SO weird to say…at least to me. 🙂
Whole Foods!! I always say that I wish we had one closer (the nearest one is about 30 minutes away), but honestly it’s probably a GOOD thing that we don’t have one so close. I LOVE the store, but my wallet doesn’t. Although I have to say that I did get some great things while we were there.
Nutritional yeast flakes, unsweetened coconut milk, extra virgin coconut oil, & garbanzo bean flour.
I have been on the hunt for these things for a while. I hear the nutritional yeast flakes are good on nearly everything! Supposidly it tastes like cheese flakes? I’m hoping that they don’t disappoint because it would be a nice gluten free option!
I got the coconut milk to use in my ice cream maker! Hopefully it makes it more creamier than the almond milk makes it.
Now I’m at a loss as to what I should use the extra virgin coconut oil & garbanzo bean flour in…so I need some help…please 😀 I’m pretty sure that the garbanzo bean flour can be substituted for regular flour in most recipes, but I’m not 100% sure.
Any recipes/ suggestions that I can use the extra virgin coconut oil or garbanzo bean flour in??
There is something else that I got at Whole Foods that I have been dying to try….KOMBUCHA!!
I got the idea for trying this from Lindsay. I know how much she LOVES it, and I asked her a couple of questions about it. I was not sure how it would affect my stomach & if it could potentially help with my Crohn’s disease. She told me that she thought I should try it, she also sent me some links to stories of how Kombucha helped people with Crohn’s. It sounded promsing, and I am trying to get to where I’m only using natural remedies for the the Crohn’s.
I have heard that it is an acquired taste, but honestly I loved it at my first sip! I was really leary because I heard horror stories of it tasting like straight up vinegar, but I didn’t think that at all. I think it actually tastes like it has a hint of ginger. I let Craig try it, I was nervous that he was going to spit it out (I had a cup on hand…just in case) but he liked it too. He actually took another sip after the first one. I think he wanted to have more! I guess I’ll have to stock up the next time that I get it. It’s definitely not cheap (it was 2 bottles for $6), but if it works, then I’m all for it!!
It expires in about a month, but I think it’s because the strands of cultures, which are living. It looks pretty gross on the bottom, but you just kind of swirl it up & you’ll never know it’s in there!
Looks gross, right?!
I have been drinking a half a bottle a day, and then I will increase it if it seems to help. Everything is worth a try! 😀
Those were all of my goodies at Whole Foods…but look at what else I found at Publix yesterday.
The NEW Luigi’s flavors!!!- Watermelon & Blue Raspberry and Mango!
I know it might not be the healthiest treat (there is a lot of sugar in them!) but, I don’t think they are that bad. Only 100 calories per container!! We both really like them after dinner, especially during the summer time.
I also nabbed 2 cartons of Artic Zero.
I haven’t tried either flavor YET…but I know Alyssa LOVES them! I trust her taste buds, so I’m sure we are in for a treat 🙂 I also love that they are dairy free, gluten free & are loaded with protein!
Ever since I saw them on her blog a while back I have tried to find them. I went into a Publix that I normally do not shop at today, and just happened to walk down the frozen aisles (looking for Luigi’s) to find these!!! I think I should start shopping at this Publix, seems like they have much cooler things to offer 😉
Now, I have the results of my CAT scan…I can’t say that I was surprised…but it’s still was a bummer.
First the GOOD news: I don’t have cancer, or any kind of tears or splits in my colon.
BAD news: The inflammation has gotten worse, a lot worse.
I have to get it under control immediately. The doctor has me on new medication- Entocort EC– which is a corticosteroid. Thankfully it does NOT have the same side effects of a real steroid like Prednisone, which is AWFUL. It also does not cause weight gain or those crazy mood swings. I am taking 3 pills a day (9mg) right now, and hopefully will be able to get off of it soon if the inflammation goes down.
At first I was really upset when he gave me the results, but then I remembered this post & it REALLY put things back into perspective. There are SO many other people going threw much worse things; I should be VERY grateful for what I DO have. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that..but once I do it really makes me realize how lucky I really am!
Anyways, I hope you are off to a great start today!! 😀
Please share any recipes or uses that you may have for extra virgin coconut oil or garbanzo bean flour! 🙂
1. Have you ever tried Kombucha?
2. Have you ever had to take steroids?
3. Do you ever go out of your way to get specific things at stores that you don’t normally shop at?