kiwi lime smoothie

tell me i’m not alone in my methods of boredom management. the scene consists of me whining that i’m bored while simultaneously talking myself out of activities that will bring me out of boredom. so i writhe around on the rug for a while and force myself to go to yoga. i feel bored, but ground myself in my boredom. i just want to do nothing. i have time to go out and see friends but all i want is to dwell in useless but satisfying practices. i’ve been off for 3.5 days and so far i’ve bought 17 assorted jars, 4 bottles of essential oils, watched two really depressing movies, drank 1 bottle of wine (not bad) eaten eggs for dinner 3 times (and for breakfast once…) set one garbage can on fire, had two bubble baths, re arranged my bedroom three times, trapped myself in my bedroom once, and have on-goingly been contemplating cutting my bangs but all i have are chicken sheers, but that’s never stopped me before if i’m being honest. i also made this smoothie. it was sour and weird, but good weird and you should make it too

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kiwi lime smoothie
serves one
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Ingredients

  • 1 kiwi
  • 1/2 granny smith apple
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp. shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 lime, juiced
  • 1 hunk of ginger
  • coconut milk

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How to

simply combine everything into the blender using just enough coconut milk to get everything moving.

meyer lemon tea bath

in some way or another, everyone’s december was busy. i greet everyone at the studio with a ‘how are you’ or ‘how’s it going’, and this month, i’ve been presented mostly with exasperated oomphs. and i felt it too.

there are some things that bring me easily back to equilibrium. saturday afternoon hot restorative yoga, an afternoon sipping matcha almond milk lattes and nibbling on macaron and pretending to be fancy with my best friend at the neighbourhood coffee joint, naps on my shag rug, bad television marathons with jason (i’ve dragged him kicking and screaming into watching HBO’s GIRLS) and, of course, bath time.

The smell of citrus is so familiar during the holidays, and the steam from this Meyer lemon tea bath brings a bit of brightness into a time of the year that inspires the tendency to turn inwards.

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Meyer Lemon Tea Bath

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp raw sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon tea leaves
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Meyer lemon slices

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How to

mix and smush the first two ingredients together in a small bowl with your fingers, any herbal tea will do, camomile or ginger would be nice. i run the bath with slices of lemon floating around my ankles and swirl my hands through the water before collecting the scrub in my palms and gently exfoliating from my shoulders to my shins. by the time i’m finished scrubbing, the tub is full and i sink in. the water becomes speckled with tea leaves and slowly begins to discover a tint of amber. when i’m finished steeping and rinse off, the coconut oil clings to my body and seals in softness and the lemon’s scent.

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