Beet Blueberry Superfood Smoothie Bowl
When I find something I like, I keep it. Here’s a great smoothie bowl that I’ve been making. I like to add whole foods, chewable foods, to it, because there are certain body processes that are initiated by the act of chewing; our body primes our digestive system and gets signalled to release enzymes etc. So, smoothies in moderation.
scoop of frozen blueberries
some slices of cooked beets
splash of almond milk
splash of water
2 tbsp Great Lakes Gelatin, the green one (I get mine here)
Superfoods: 1tsp of each – spirulina, wheatgrass, maca powder, acai berry powder
Vanilla and Almond Extract, when I’m feeling fancy or whatever
Cinnamon and nutmeg
Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
Blended and topped with: bee pollen, cacao nibs, flax seeds, unshelled hemp hearts, banana, Manitoba Harvest Hemp pro 70 (unflavoured), and I eat it on the side with a coupla spoonfulls of nut butter, yogurt, apple and cheese.
It’s good shit.
Coming from a space where I had an eating disorder, and was a binge-purger, and had anorexia nervosa, or whatever diagnostic category is titled for an abusive relationship with food, I now look at foods based on the way my body thrives from the nutrients. And I eat, because I love myself, unconditionally (and ongoing process). This is important. Food is not a “treat”, it is a beautiful accompaniment to a beautiful life. I don’t deserve or not deserve it. It is what it is, and I am always grateful. I eat real food, from the earth, wholesome, no sugar/fabricated/man-made poop.
It’s a blissful way of self-respect, encompassing a symbiotic relationship between the nourishment that I am about to receive, and my mind state and body state of acceptance of the food.
Self-love is always the way, and breathe deeply.