Happy Friday! I am feeling mostly refreshed after my three days of juice cleansing/healing/restoring. I hit a bump in the road last night when my car got towed (and is currently being held hostage at the impound lot until some paperwork gets sorted out), which wasn’t a great way to end my three days of self-care. I think cleansing makes you feel stuff more intensely because you don’t have food to bury your emotions in, so this felt like a true disaster in the moment it happened, but I’m trying to have a good attitude now—better it happened when I can bike most places than in the winter, right? (Remember to check back on Monday for a full cleanse report-back and review of The Juice Works!)
Now it’s back to work to prepare for the dissertation defense. Adieu, three days off; it’s been real.
But first, the Friday Five!
This is a site after my own heart. The site was started after the yoga protests that happened outside of the Hyatt when Yoga Journal held their conference at the boycotted hotel. In an effort to keep the momentum of yoga/social justice voices going, some of the activists created a Facebook page and blog to highlight “the voices of queer people, people of color, disability activists and more in relationship to yoga and countering oppression in general.” The site is full of amazing articles, videos, and reflections. Check it out!
Blueberry Coconut Ice cream
Kari’s outdone herself with this blueberry coconut ice cream. Vegan. No ice cream maker required. Blueberry, creamy goodness. Must make.
Nutritional Yeast: the good & the bad
This short article from The Kind Life talks about the pros and cons of nutritional yeast (or “nooch”). Although commended for its flavor, Alicia says it’s still a highly processed food that should be used in moderation. [Um, note to self: stop dumping half a carton of nooch on your salad every night. Whoops.] But it’s not terrible for you, and the article also provides links to nine nooch-filled recipes.
Heart Healthy Omega Granola
Maybe it’s because I haven’t had fat for almost a week because of the juice cleanse, but this nut-heavy omega granola sounds soooo good to me right now. That Leanne is full of good ideas, and I’m thinking about getting her vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free ebook, Dessert Freedom. Anyone else have it?
Strawberry Labor Under Fire
Did you all hear this news about the California farm workers that got fired for leaving mid-shift to escape a nearby forest fire?! Totally crazy. This follow-up post on Grist explains how even though the workers were non-union, the United Farm Workers stepped in to help them get their jobs back, but only a handful actually went back. Just another friendly reminder to think about the labor behind our food!
Have a great weekend! xoxo
Have you ever had your car towed? Do you love the mission of Decolonizing Yoga? Are you a nooch-aholic? Are you totally going to make that ice cream?!