Your fine soul, your higher consciousness is always at peace, but the rest of you may not experience this so often or so much.
It is wonderful to have harmony in mind and body. This is something we all want more of. What can we then do to feel more peaceful and harmonic in both body and mind?
To experience this, both in feeling more at peace, but also radiating it, you may need to change your lifestyle. This is something that can be achieved if and when you really understand why and how. Besides it will be easier to make lasting changes.
To feel more at peace you may need to adjust your diet. Review what you can and want to change right now. Then do so by deciding what it is that you want to phase out or remove, and what you eventually wish to add in. Make the change gradually for a soft and gentle transition.
Adjustments in food intake often mean that you forego mood-affecting chemicals that we can find in food and drinks. It could be that you choose to make the decision to detoxify yourself by quitting drinking and eating for example caffeine, chocolate, processed meat, candy and processed sugar (which is hidden in so many foods) etc.
You decide if it is going to be a gradual detoxification or if you really want to take care of yourself now right away and immediately make a comprehensive detox. There are health specialists and institutes where you can get help and supervision for the fastest, best and most convenient results.
Besides avoiding certain foods, do choose to add and eat as much and as many dishes as you can of the cleanest foods you find. Organic and locally grown raw food is optimal.
To experience more peacefulness you can also resolve to conduct or carry out a so-called drama detoxification. It is another kind of cleansing. Very powerful though. You simply refrain from taking in…
(continuation can be found in my book Eat With The Heart).
Which is still in the works by the way! ;-)
There are some unique foods that are more important to us than others. Both in terms of nutrition they give us, but also how they can work, for example, by binding to and remove heavy metals, heal the gastrointestinal tract, provide cleansing and healing effects, and act as a strong support for some of the body’s organs, etc.
Such a particular food usually has various effects combined. Therefore, you can definitely call them a superfood or a miracle food.
I will describe an exceptional food from every large and important food group or category. These are foods that are particularly distinguished precisely for their influence on the body on many different levels. And the great thing is that they are not exclusive products from tropical rainforests or similar from far away. Instead they are regular foods that you can find in your own grocery store!
Here are the five food groups:
(The links below are shown as soon as the blogs on remaining mircale foods have been posted)
Can you guess which miracle food or superfood I have included in each category?
Wild blueberries are obvious (as shown on the picture ;-)), but what are the others?
And are the little wild blueberries really that miraculous?
Do you find pineapple too sour? A bit astringent maybe? Well here is a way to make your dish sweeter:
Just use the bottom half of the pineapple!
Yes, try this trick and be amazed.
1 pear, cored, in chunks
½ small Romaine lettuce, torn to smaller pieces
A handful of grapes
5-7 Brazil nuts
2 tablespoons chia seeds
Optional topping: grapes, nuts etc.
Cut the pineapple in half. Use the bottom half of the fruit; and peel, remove the core and cut into chunks. Place in food processor. Save the other half for topping, smoothie etc.
Add remaining ingredients.
Chop until well mixed, but still rather chunky. You may have to scrape down the sides now and then.
Place in servingbowl(s) and decorate if you like.
1. There will be a lot of juice from the pineapple. The chia seeds will soak up quite a bit, but if you still find the dish too wet after 15-20 minutes, just pour out as much juice as you like. Use in a smoothie or drink as is.
2. Substitute almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts etc.
This is a juicy and crunchy salad. Both sweet and tart. And so quick and easy to make.
Do place on some lettuce leaves and make cute little wraps!
1 apple, tart is great
½ tablespoon olive- or other oil of your liking
1 tablespoon grated ginger root
2-3 drops essential lemon oil, food grade quality (or grated lemon peel)
A handful of raisins
A handful of pumpkin seeds
Optional: lettuce leaves as wrap
In food processor grate carrots and apple. Place in a bowl.
Add olive oil, ginger and lemon oil or zest. Plus raisins och pumpkin seeds.
Stir to combine and serve.
Or place on individual lettuce or cabbage leaves and make wraps.
Do you like grated carrots?
And do you like to make wraps?
Do you like grapefruit? With it’s juicy and somewhat bitter taste?
Yes, it is a wonderful fruit for sure.
But if you haven’t taken this fruit to your heart yet, then here’s a recipe for a more creamy and milder citrus bowl, which may suit you better.
Creamy Grapefruit Bowl
1 large grapefruit, peeled
2 large handfuls of grapes, organic if possible
½-1 tablespoon of raw coconut manna(butter (or coconut oil)
½-3/4 cup cashew nuts
Place grapefruit in a mixer cup.
Add half (1 handful) of the grapes. Cut the remainding grapes in halves and save for garnish.
Add coconut manna and cashew nuts and mix everything until really creamy and smooth.
Pour into serving bowl and top with the grapes.
If your mixer is not so strong, start by mixing the cashew nuts as finely as possible. Then add grapefruit, grapes and coconut manna and mix everything until really smooth.
Chocolate as in the color of the peel. Not as in chocolate tasting oranges.
Sweet and Juicy
These oranges have a low acidity level and a high content of fruit juice, which makes them very sweet and juicy.
So is there a hint of chocolate?
No, not at all. The fruit has a sweet flavor just like a regular orange. The name only refers to the slightly dark brown color of the peel. Sometimes shifting a bit to green.
But do add some raw chocolate such as nibs or other pieces and you get a great taste combo – orange and cacao!
The season in Europe is very short – from Christmas to mid or late January. Do hurry, so you don’t miss out on the aromatic chocolate oranges this season. By the way my oranges ín the pictures came from Spain.
This is what Anthony William
has to say about oranges and small citrus fruits (clementines, blood oranges, mandarins, minneolas):
These citrus fruits are life-giving and should be the basis of our diet.
They are rich in a form of bioactive calcium that cannot be obtained from any other source.
Due to their content of glutathione, flavonoids and limonoids, they have the ability to fight viruses, protect the body from radiation damage and render toxic heavy metals harmless in the system.
Juice from an orange or small citrus is like liquid sunlight. May disperse your gloom, and grief, and spread light over your life. Perfect when you have a lack of sunlight and feel lonely. Oranges pull out the cold and instead fill you with warmth.
In order to optimally benefit from the advantages of oranges and small citrus, eat four a day.