Hawaii Eats: Island Food Finds

First I'll say that I didn't eat much.  Chalk it up to a ton of sleep (?), the warm weather (?) or deep relaxation (?) (I'm actually still investigating if any of these really affect metabolism or hunger) but I ate a single, light meal a day, only - every day for 10 there. No idea why, but that's what the body wanted. I worked out a ton - ran, rode, swam, practiced long yoga sessions - didn't matter; wasn't hungry and felt perfect. Most of what we did eat was from the property: starfruit and oranges, bananas, papaya, guava, avocado and coconut. The couple of times I saw town, I was reminded of my penchant for vinegar. Just about everything I bought was some version of (intentionally) fermented.

(Pardon the unsightly labels - it was an 8-mile round trip to town. I'd run there and then backpack home.)

Puna Pahoa Island Naturals Shopping Trip Local Kava, Kombucha and herbs.

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La Hiki Jun Peppermint, chamomile, gotu kola, mugwort, damiana, rosemary, rose petals, aloha

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Red Cabbage and Beet kraut

 

Purple Sweetpotato

Sun made nettle tea

pahoa puna hawaii rainbow juice

Mangosteen natural Hawaii fruit superfruit

Cacao