I was talking to a friend yesterday about gratitude activities. I mentioned gratitude journals in the past, and this friend is doing a gratitude photography journal- a photo each day of something she is grateful for. What we both observed from this activity is that food inevitably makes it into our gratitudes- whether it’s the food itself or the events surrounding it (company, scenery, etc.).
I’ve also recently had a number of discussions about people who aren’t foodies. Aren’t foodies??! People who aren’t excited about food?!? People who just eat because they need to? I don’t get it. How? How can you not get excited about great food? It is so far removed from my reality, that it’s difficult to understand. Do you know what I compare it to? Do you have access to Netflix? There’s a documentary called Asexual. It’s about “people who experience no sexual attraction”. I know: mind blowing. It’s just so interesting that even though we as humans are so much the same with regards to our physical makeup and yet our minds are so different and our experiences as humans is so completely different! It’s so fascinating. But I can’t help but feel sorry for both of those groups. I’m sure (or I hope, at least) that these people have other passions that motivate them, and maybe not being so controlled by food or sex they are free to put their energies somewhere else. But we are genetically driven to be motivated by both of these needs, so where is their focus?
I enjoy contemplating these things. Trying to get in the heads of people that are so different from me. That’s probably one of the reasons that I enjoyed the psychology and sociology classes that I took in my first degree.
Anyway, it’s summer. There is amazing fresh fruits and herbs available. Nice cold smoothies can be enjoyed by everyone, even just to cool down. So let me know what you think about this blueberry watermelon mint smoothie!
- ½ cup watermelon (cubed and frozen)
- ½ cup blueberries (frozen)
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp mint leaves (fresh)
- Blend all ingredients together and enjoy.