I hope you are having a wonderful week! I’ve been having really long, but great days out here in LA. I have a few hours this morning before it gets insane again the rest of the day and all the way through the weekend, so I wanted to sneak a post in. :)
One of the things that really helps me when my schedule is crazy is the chlorella tablets I carry in my purse. I mentioned them in another post, but I want to give more info on them. For instance, yesterday, I was picked up at 7:45 am, and got to set at 9:00 am. I requested organic fruit, so there were a few organic apples for me, but the food and snacks laid out for the rest of morning and early afternoon were bagels and cream cheese, chips, etc. Stuff I would rather starve than eat!! Legally, lunch does not have to be served until 6 hours after shooting starts, meaning we weren’t going to have lunch until 3:00 pm. Keep in mind I am still sort of on East Coast time, so that for me is 6:00 PM!!! I wasn’t planning on fasting while working and being under lights and DOING STUFF!, and I didn’t have any access to making/getting any Green Drinks that day.
So… enter my lifesaver, my chlorella tablets!!
First of all, what is chlorella? It is an algae that has a balanced ratio of protein (a whopping 60%), carb (19%), fat (6%), bio-available minerals (8%), and moisture (7%).
I was a fan of spirulina first, and love it in recipes like my Spirulina Pie (which you should check out by the way! :) ). But then I discovered that chlorella has TEN times more chlorophyll than spirulina! (Hence the name). Why do we care about about chlorophyll? I have more info in my blog “Another reason to drink the Green Smoothie: Green Blood” which you can check out. Among many things, chlorella helps pull heavy metals out of the system, including mercury, lead, and cadmium. These metals can get in from our food supply and pollution, and can lodge all over the body, affecting everything. Chlorophyll also gives us tremendous energy, and can help balance the body, assisting with such functions as even fertility.
Chlorella also has around 92 trace minerals, vitamins, glycolipids, phycocyanin, sulfolips, carotenoids, superoxide dismutase, RNA and DNA, and is loaded with beta-carotene.
Because it is so high in minerals, micronutrients as well as macronutrients, it really helps keep me satisfied so I don’t pass out when I’m working and have no access to food. I chew about 10-25 at a time. When you really chew them, you taste the pure plant protein. I really like the taste- and I hope you do also! Drink water with them, and tryout a water cleanse when you are feeling really bogged down.
I keep them in my purse, and it is not uncommon for me to have a few between teaching and practicing yoga, on planes, and all similar types of emergencies. You can pick them up at health stores.
Okay, time to get back to work!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll post again very soon.
Lots of love!!!!!! Kimberly