All posts filed under: Self Care with nourishing foods

Taking onboard a little raw energy date

Gather, connect and bolster up a beautiful inner you. Show up and spend sometime with yourself to be creative and nurturing in your own kitchen. INGREDIENTS 2 cups Medjool Dates, pitted and chopped (about 20 dates) 2 cups raw cashew nuts (Lazy measurement, more or less doesn’t matter) 3/4 cup unsweetened cacoa powder or nibs 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (Lazy measurement) 2 tbsp. vanilla extract or a bit of naughty salted caramel 3 tbsp. cold water Go hell for leather crazy, bounce all the ingredients around in your food blitzer, quickly bringing all together as a pulp. Press firmly into a 9-inch square baking dish. Chill for 1 hour before serving Go capture a bit of hearty health after your practice. WHY DATES? The benefits of dates include relief from constipation, intestinal disorders, heart problems, anemia, sexual dysfunction, diarrhea, abdominal cancer, and many other conditions. Dates are good for gaining weight also. Dates are rich in several vitamins, minerals and fiber too. These delicious fruits contain oil, calcium, sulfur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper …

Nurturing Mushroom Soup

Mushrooms are the only fruit or vegetable source of the critical vitamin D. Like humans, mushrooms produce vitamin D when in sunlight. Research studies too suggest that white mushrooms too can promote immune function. Mushrooms contain plenty of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and vitamin B3 (niacin): where B vitamins are vital for turning food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which the body burns to produce energy. Several types of mushrooms are rich in the essential trace mineral selenium which studies suggest higher selenium levels lower the risk of bladder cancer. Whatever your choice, the mushroom is an all good round motivator to get nto your trolley on a weekly basis with the health benefits talking for themselves! Enjoy! Serves 2 INGREDIENTS 350g Mushrooms Half Onion 3 sprigs Parsley Scoop coconut oil 2 Celery Stalks 2 Garlic Cloves 750g Stock (Vegetable, salt free) 35ml coconut milk Take stalks off mushrooms, throw away, finely slice mushrooms Heat a large saucepan over a medium heat and scoop in a generous portion of coconut oil. Add the onion, celery, garlic, parsley stalks and mushrooms, allow …

Five ingredients to a warming Coconut Sauce

Inspired to tipple onto any bountiful feed of green veggies or simple grains and beans. Get busy with nurture and think nice thoughts as you get busy with showing up to homemade in your kitchen. Five Ingredient Red Curry Coconut Sauce or Dressing Serving Size: Makes 1 generous cup Ingredients 2-3 tbsp red curry paste (adjust based on your tolerance for spice) OR two teaspoons curry powder and a pinch of cayenne pepper 1 cup full fat, canned coconut milk 2 tbsp tamari (or to taste) 1 tbsp lime juice 1 tbsp maple syrup Instructions Blend all ingredients or whisk them together till smooth. Optional modifications: Add 1 tbsp minced ginger Add 1 clove minced garlic Add 1/4 cup minced basil Add 1/2 cup minced red bell pepper (you’ll need to use a blender), and reduce coconut milk to 3/4 cup

Want help to shed some toxins? Why nettle tea could be the best thing in your world.

Want help to shed some toxins? So long as you are blessed with a healthy liver sipping some Nettle tea can have a plethora of health benefits in support. Nettle tea is a natural diuretic that allows fluid flow into the kidneys and bladder. The Journal of Herbal Pharmacotherapy states that nettle tea can flush out toxins from the urinary tract and also support the medicines used to treat urinary tract infections. With the main causes of health problems being toxicity and malnutrition it is reflective to consider that in western society we can often not recognise that we are overfed but undernourish. If our bodies receive good quality fuel in vitamins and minerals then they will be allied to work more efficiently to overcome toxicity (substances which should not be present in the body). Similarly if we receive insufficient levels of essential nutrients our toxic load may be allowed to rise to levels which promote ill health. It is impossible to avoid toxins completely. Our bodies are built to cope with a certain level, the …

Going Vegan with your cake

Although not entirely healthy and present of a little bit of sugar this recipe is about the nutritional aspect of health, quite simply we are what we eat. By dropping the butter and eggs I have gone a little vegan. By giving the body a sufficient amount of the nutrients it needs it has the best opportunity to heal itself and stay well. Being crammed with potassium bananas can naturally contribute to the aid of muscle fatigue and give you a little post exercise boost and nurture with a hearty cuppa of something. Just don’t overfeed and be under nourished is my message here. Be positive that health is a feeling of wellbeing that embraces mental, emotional and spiritual health. Tie on the apron strings and nurture the hell out of your soul. Ingredients: 150g Spelt or Self-raising flour 80g Vegetable oil e.g. Ground nut oil, olive oil, hempseed oil or sunflower oil 2 Overly ripe bananas 75g Mixed fruit 1tsp Ground cinnamon 1tsp Nutmeg 2tsp Baking powder (half extra for spelt flour) 150g Brown …

Healthy nosh

Spring the time of bloom, new growth and new era. The time for kicking some ass into change. I believe in gentle reminders and prompts regularly to refresh and reset habits that sneak in over the hibernation period of winter and that can be ilked out too far in indulgence. Obvious as they seem, in collective they work. Simple rules, simple consistency, giving simple results of self esteem, self mojo and the feeling you are doing your bit. Go spread some mojo into your spring habits! Thanks to Jamie Oliver for the following source of editorial. Eating healthily is all about balance. Every now and then it’s perfectly OK to have pie for dinner or a nice slice of cake at teatime – treats are a part of life – but it’s also important to recognise when we’re pushing things too far. Indulgent food should be enjoyed and savoured, but only occasionally – it’s important to remember that the majority of our diet should be made up of balanced, nutritious everyday foods. Make healthy food …