Beet Blueberry Superfood Smoothie Bowl

beet hemp smoothie bowl

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.

Ingredients:

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.

(Almost) Raw Curry Spinach Soup – Paleo

(Almost) Raw Paleo Spinach Soup
Raw Blender Sou

I tend to fall into a pattern where I find a recipe I like, and stick to it consistently for a bit of time.  I’m now in a phase where I’m trying to balance out my PH level, my body is in a higher state of acidity.  SO, I’m taking some steps to do this:

  • cutting out coffee (putain de merde)
  • limiting condiments (le sigh…salsa…)
  • including lots of cooked and raw veg (more cooked than raw)
  • adding wheatgrass (it’s ok, and can’t taste it when added to things like smoothie bowls and soups)
  • walking before meals to lower stress, and to focus on my breath
  • abdominal pranayama breathing to calm myself
  • reiki (mmmmhhhmmmm)

Here’s a recipe for a nice blender soup, you can make it in 5 minutes for lunch/dinner:

Ingredients:

2 handfuls Spinach
Palmful of Cottage cheese (can omit, or sub with coconut/egg protein/gelatine powder)
Splash of Almond milk
Splash of water
Splash of Olive juice
1 spoonful Nooch
Curry pow
Mustard seeds
Cumin seeds
Caraway seeds
Pepper
Smoked paprika
Soy sauce
Slice of fresh Ginger

Put it in a blender and whiz.

Suggested soundtracking:

Top with sliced avocado, drizzle of tahini, and enjoy 🙂

Coconut Mint Chutney

In India I got to try a wide variety of condiments, sauces, chutneys and toppings that I loved exploring.
Mint coconut chutney
This is one of my favourites:

Coconut mint chutney:

1 cup shredded fresh coconut meat
1/2 cup curd (yogurt)
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
1 tbsp mustard seed
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp coriander seeds
2 cloves garlic
Red chilli to heat preference
Salt and pepper to taste
Put it all in a blender and whiz