I’ve been doing my water therapy for two weeks, and have been out of pain nearly the entire time. Maybe one hour of day with ice after working out. Oh, my gosh! It’s a friggin’ miracle!
Okay, Here’s the skinny on the pools in Vilcabamba. -Hotel Paraiso – $4, never warm, but you get to use the sauna, steam room and jacuzzis. -The new Old Folks Home. $3, heated by solar panels, so wait for the late afternoon when the sun has heated the pool, but you get to use the workout room and if you wait 5 minutes the shower is hot. But you can’t use it weekends when they clean the pool, and evenings are reserved for the residents. And a 100-year old man may hit on you, but it’s okay. -Hosteria Vilcabamba – $7. Free if a group eats there. If you tell them ahead of time they’ll heat the jacuzzi and steam room, but not the pool. They need two hours to heat the others. -El Rio Chamba – Across from the Zoo, in a beautiful setting. They often have Saturdays free swim! La Molinda – Before the Hotel Izchcayluma, on the right. Not only is it the warmest pool, but it’s $2 to use the pool. The showers are HOT. The jacuzzi is nice and warm. The steam bath is extra, but it looks wonderful. And you can eat there, too! Open 7 days a week and they will give me a monthly discount.
1/2 ripe avocado
1 lg ripe banana, frozen and sliced
1 c. berries of choice
1 handful spinach or kale, stems removed
- 1/3 c. coconut, almond or oat milk
- 2 T. sunflower or chia seeds
- 1 c. pineapple or mango, chopped and frozen
- options: 1 tsp. cacao nibs, chocolate chips or shredded coconut
Directions: Put 1/2 c. of your nut or seed milk in the blender. Add 1/2 of the bananas, 1/2 of the berries, and 1/2 of the pineapple or mango, and all of the spinach and avocado. Blend well. Divide smoothie mixture between 2 bowls and garnish with the rest of the sliced fruits. Add t opping options like granola, cacao nibs, chocolate, granola and coconut.