Yesterday I ate:
9:00 . . . juice of 8 organic valencia oranges
11:00 . . juice of 8 organic valencia oranges
4:00 . . . 1 lb. black grapes
5:00 . . . 6 oranges + 2 lbs. campari tomatoes + 4 pickling cucumbers
7:00 . . . 8 oranges, cut into wedges
Play: gymnastics, yoga, stretching
We are experiencing LOTS of rain from Hurricane Ida. It is cozy-feeling and good for resting and sleeping. However, there is no sunshine for days, and we need sunshine in our eyes and on our skin to feel really good.
During weather like this, my thoughts used to turn to comfort food like soups and baked potatoes and worse things I won't even mention. No need to go THERE. Nightmare City. But thanks to my new improved fruitarian life I now start thinking instead of fruit that contains lots of sunshine like oranges and pineapples. Look at the orange slice. . . it even looks like the sun! So here I am loading up on oranges and I am grateful to Whole Foods for having such awesome organic valencias, even though it is not really orange season yet.
I remember some years ago that I bought a little vial of orange essential oil to use as perfume and also to put in the bath. I loved the smell of oranges, even before I went fruity. On all the essential oils, they have a word or two to describe their qualities, like on Lavender it says "Calming, Relaxing" and on Myrrh it says "Meditative." Well, on the Orange one it says "Cheering, Uplifting." YES!!! That is exactly right! Oranges ARE cheering and uplifting, the real thing even more so than the oil.
Seems to me that lots of peeps are self-medicating with caffeine and chocolate to lift their spirits, artificially so. It is no coincidence that Starbucks Coffee originated in Seattle, where it rains a LOT and the depression and suicide rate is high. But hey, I hate to be the one to break it to ya, but coffee and chocolate are POISONS to your system, to your whole being.
Instead of poisoning yourself with some toxic acidic chemicals that drug your brain, why not try some oranges??? You can eat a TON of them. You alert readers can see that yesterday I ate 30 oranges! And each one was a big piece of cheering candy, for real. Yes, indeed, it is quite the revelation to understand that fruit is the Ultimate Comfort Food. ♥