Monday, November 4, 2013

Kombucha and a vitamix!

I've been addicted to Kombucha tea for a couple of months now. When I shop at Sprouts, I always grab a few of the GT's Synergy organic kombucha with chia. By far my favorite flavor is Black Chia, which has black currant juice in it. The problem with buying it, though, is the price. $3.50 a bottle. Yeah, it's cheaper than Starbucks, but I don't go to Starbucks every day. There have been a lot of blogs recently about making your own kombucha. I thought that would be a lot of fun, but I need to be a little more normal so I can prepare it properly and remember to check on it. I was at my grandmother's this morning and we started talking about it. Wouldn't you know she wanted to make her own too! I'll be buying a starter SCOBY soon, and I'll be making my own kombucha ! I can't wait to decide all the different flavors I want to make!

On another note, I'm very happy to announce that I'm having a garage sale in a few weeks! Along with my support group, we will be raising money to assist one of our Cysters in paying her son's medical bills. he is only 13, has cerebral palsy, and has been diagnosed with a rare liver cancer. He's so sweet, and doesn't deserve all this illness crap. I'm so blessed to have girls in the group that are they for more than just PCOS advice. We all care about each other. I couldn't have hoped for a better group. My cysters are awesome :)

Hubs and I went of for a late anniversary lunch last Friday. While we were eating, Hubs got a phone call. A few weeks ago Sprouts was doing a giveaway for a VitaMix blender and a gift certificate for groceries. I put my name, Mom and Hubs in the drawing. Hubs won. Woohoo! A VitaMix in store costs roughly $500, so I was super excited about it. But honestly, I don't know why it's so special. I have not pulled it out of the box and tried anything yet because I don't know what to do. I will be digging through food blogs to see what I can find. Supposedly I can blend the crap out of fruits and veggies to get a better juice than my juicer provides. I'm supposed to be able to make hot soup in it too. With the temps dropping finally, I'm definitely going to try out some soups!

I'm getting back on track diet-wise, or at least I'm trying. I'm working on my self-esteem and getting rid of the negative self talk. I think the negativity is my biggest issue. 'What's the point in losing weight? You'll just gain it back...' stuff like that. Or I get mad at myself for not sticking to my plans. The usual junk I always say about myself. I'm trying to be nice to myself. I can do it.

I think that's plenty of my usual randomness for the day :)

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to see you post about how to make kombucha. I love the raspberry chia, but it is really expensive!