I arrived yesterday for my first of 30 days in Arizona. My first stop was the local Fry’s Grocery for 3 days worth of produce. My flying schedule is packed at the moment but only so much can fit in the hotel mini-fridge so frequent trips are necessary . I’ve listed below what I brought with me, what I bought at my destination, and what I do my first night at a hotel (besides thank my lucky stars that the juicer made it all the way to baggage claim intact!).
What I brought with me:
my travel juicer (Breville)
a big bag of my favorite herbal teas
NuNaturals stevia (vanilla and original)
dark chocolate bars
miscellaneous items from my cupboard: nutritional yeast, spirulina, sun dried tomatoes, cacao and carob powder.
two 32 oz. travel jars (one for veggie juice, one for tea)
a cheese grater (totally necessary )
colon cleansing devices (such is the charmed life of a detoxer)
organic bath products (to avoid using the hotel’s toxic hair and body products)
What I bought when I got here:
veggies for juicing (cucumbers, beets&greens, lemons)
a couple logs of goat cheese (sadly pasteurized but it’s the best I can do)
a container of olives from the olive bar (not soaked in oil)
bags of organic carrots (for pre-dinner munching)
boxes of organic greens (for a built-in travel bowl)
bags of frozen broccoli (keeps my food cool during the day but is thawed by dinner)
What I did when I got to the hotel:
stocked the mini-fridge with produce (greens on the bottom, frozen stuff on top)
placed items that didn’t have to be immediately refrigerated atop the fridge (cucumbers, lemons, and carrots do alright for a few days)
made a batch of juice for the next days flight (juice went into the fridge, pulp into the toilet, juicer cleaned out in the bathroom sink)
And that is what my usual first day looks like at a hotel! Does it look crazy to you? Do you have ways of keeping things simpler or does this look “normal” to you too? Usually what looks “normal” to me get’s a lot of sideways glances or full on horrified remarks (“that is a BIG-ass salad!” or “what IS that??” in reference to my green juice ).
I’m off to do some hotel yoga (this one in particular) and get some much needed sunshine before my flight!