Matcha & Chai Blend

Matcha Almond Milk Latte with Chai spices – very hipster barista offered with such pride.  A departure from the Matcha idea in Japan – after all – we are in USA A stop over returning to the Bay Area – so much driving looms ahead – definitely need to yoga tonight.  Will be seeking that healing from  – Stiff shoulders and neck; achy lower back; tired eyes; tight sore hips; sore cranky legs … a remedy to sleep better.  Yoga works.

Grapefruit Thyme:)  Lovely scent.

Moon Valley also has a MUSCLE RUB that is organic and natural vs. some of the other brands I used to use. It’s not as strong as others that smell like Ben-Gay-ish products (that may have stuff like Triethanolamine (a skin, immune system, and respiratory toxin), DMDM Hydantoin (a formaldehyde releaser), and dyes like Blue 1 (CI 42090) and artificial colors )  –  but feel I rather go for gentle but good stuff for long term use, that can be trusted for it’s purity.  Per their label –

PURE INGREDIENTS ! Organic Safflower Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Safflower Herb, Orange Essential oil, Organic Cayenne, Organic Ginger, Organic Lobelia, Organic Arnica, Organic Tapioca Starch, Organic Habanero, Organic Clove oil, and Natural vitamin E made from sunflowers. That’s it.

Yes, it’s USA here – a snowboarders, skiers and locals getting their Java – Stars & Stripes – so bright in this dim lit hole in the wall.

 

@ Incline Village

Realizing many options at my favorite hole in the wall, Mountain High Sandwich Co. Their “Harmony Wrap” … soooo delicious. Here we find ourselves, up in the snow capped mountains- just a very short spring break. 

What I love about this place is that there are well labeled options for all – whether you are Vegan, Vegetarian, various shades of Carnivore (red meat, white meat). So a family could have one eating house smoked tri-tip sandwich; another member, “Give-Thanks” Turkey sandwich while another may have plant based wrap (Vegan) or “All about Avocado” (vegetarian but can be made vegan) – all with smiles at one table. No judgment.

Then, there’s of course a gluten free option as well. So fresh – so flavorful ! Their banana muffins are the best I’ve ever had ! They are vegan and gluten free and so delicious! So good that I am hoping to replicate somehow sometime soon.

– sorry no photo – but fluffy chewy nutty crunchy- all in one.  So impressed that for such a small place they can pull off an offering so fresh and “conscious food for people & planet” – to borrow from their own slogan.  It’s not just a slogan, it’s real healthy flavorful fresh foods buzzing vibrations of the beautiful Sierra mountains and the blue lake nearby.