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the “fresh life” day 9

january 12 food collage

The week is flying by, I headed out for some “personal” me time today, one of the things I promised myself I would do on my way to wellness, once a week do something just for me!

Today I had a facial… It has been a longgg longgg time since my face has been cleaned by anyone other than myself and to be honest I was dreading it a little bit. My esthetician who I have used before gave me a wonderful cleaning.

For those of you don’t know what a facial is… A facial cleans, exfoliates and nourishes the skin to promote clear, well-hydrated skin. It is sometimes called a “deep-cleansing facial” or “deep-pore cleansing” facial because of extractions; this is the part I dread. However there is a reprieve and a wonderful face, neck and shoulder massage that relaxed me. It was like the old Calgon “take me away” commercial, so relaxing I almost fell asleep!

When you get to be my age… it is important to keep you pores as clean as possible unless you want them to clog and enlarge, which I don’t! My skin has been one of my assets that I have been blessed with so I am going to try very hard to keep up with this and take care of it and keep those wrinkles away!

Today’s cuisine:

Breakfast: Fresh Fruit Salad with Cantaloupe, Blueberry, Papaya, Banana, Pineapple & Cherry Yogurt

All of the fruit was mouth watering and sweet, I especially was happy to see the half a banana as part of the mix and the yogurt was just sweet enough not to be to sweet. I’m curious what kind of yogurt The fresh diet uses, plain or greek? It didn’t have the zip that greek yogurt has so I’m apt to say just plain yogurt they mixed cherry in with.

Lunch: Blue Cheese Salad with Baby Corn, Hearts of Palm, Romaine Lettuce & Sun Dried Tomato with Basil Vinaigrette

This salad had two of my favorite foods, Blue Cheese and Hearts of Palm so how could it go wrong? The Basil Vinaigrette was quite pungent and gave the right balance to the salad.

Dinner: Veal Cutlets with Port Mushroom Marsala Sauce with Sauteed Button Mushrooms and Sauteed Button Mushrooms

By now you should know I adore mushrooms so I was glad the amount that was in my dinner. The Veal Cutlet was moist and the Marsala Sauce had a hint of pepper.

Snack: Fresh Mozzarella, Honeydew and Cherry Tomato Antipasto Skewer

I adore the mixture of mozzarella and honeydew the sweet and moist flavors come together and the cherry tomato added a little bit of sourness. I drizzled a bit of balsamic vinegar over each squewer and they were complete!

Dessert: Cherry Vanilla Cheesecake

Each night I look forward to my flavor of the day cheesecake, what I love about the cheesecake is the butter and nutty flavored crust and contrast of the sweet fillings. Devine!

Did you get a chance to do something for yourself today? Do tell…

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