I took Tiko up to pet the horses again, and the Trail Guides were there. We talked about where they ride, and how tired they were after four hours of riding. I said I didn’t want to ride that long, but that I’d just like to sit on a horse, to feel that happy feeling of being on such a mountainous warm, comforting creature, who makes you feel happy, safe, and connected to the earth. They said I could sit on them anytime. Cool! And that I could go on a one-hour ride for $8, yeay! I am so in! That’ll be interesting to see Tiko on his first trail ride, too! Yeah, I can’t wait!
Recipe of the Day:
1 c. Pepitas
1 c. Goldenberries
1 c. Walnuts
1 c. Sprouted Sunflower seeds
1/2 c. Coconut Pieces
1/2 c. Shaved chocolate or cacao nibs
a dash of salt
options: Add a handful fresh berries, peanuts, almonds, cashews, dried fruit
- Combine the nuts, seeds, raisins, and chocolate in a bowl. Store in an airtight container or baggie for traveling! This will last you well with a great energy throughout your adventures!
Word of the Day: pepitas – pumpkin seeds
Travel Tip of the Day: Always carry snacks with you in Ecuador. There are a myriad of small food stands – tiendas with a multitude of fruits and breads, sodas and chips. Most of the tiendas have these. You can’t count on them having nuts, seeds and berries, and you may want something a little different, packed with protein and super good for you, easy to carry and sustaining!
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