Today, I'm giving you a few recipes to make your life a little easier. This post is dedicated to those women I love (all of you) who are living full-time lives, running your nervous systems ragged, and need to chill the eff out. You know who you are...xx
You all know rest is what you need when you're not getting enough, we talked about it last week. When you have very little choice, and work/life demand more of your time and energy, it's incredibly helpful and awesome to have food tucked away to help you that you can grab and go.
The recipes below will take you take 30 min to 1 hour (depending on how many times you're interrupted by kids) to prep on a Sunday morning, and you'll need some jars or glass bottles to store them in the freezer. Yep, in the freezer.
You'll read everything on the internet about fresh juice and smoothies, but the tip of freezing smoothies came from a health coach I trust and admire - so I'm rolling with it, because it will take one extra step out of your weekday morning routine.
Summer is the best time for smoothies, so here are two recipes I made up and one from my friend Angela:
Protein Power (from Angela):
1 C Blueberries
TSP Almond butter
2 TBSP Vanilla or plant-based protein powder
1/4 C Gluten-free oats
Top all ingredients with hemp, coconut, or almond milk
Little Slice of The Tropics
- 1 Banana
- 3 cubes Pineapple
- handful (or two) Mango
- 1/2 Peach
- four-finger pinch Cilantro (if you like it)
- 1/2 lime squeezed on top of fruit
- 2 TBSP Hemp seeds
- 1 TSP Chia seeds
- a little fresh ginger (if you like it)
- 1 TSP Spirulina
- Greens if you like them...
- Top all ingredients with coconut milk
- 1/2 C Strawberries (substitute if you're allergic)
- 1/2 C Cherries
- 1 Banana
- 3 stalks of Celery
- 1/4 Red Pepper
- 1 TSP Rose Petals
- 1 TSP Chia Seeds
- 1 TBSP Hemp Seeds
- Top with your choice of plant-based milk
I made the 'Bright Ones' smoothie recipe up to settle not only the body, but the soul. Rose petals are known in herbs as a sooth-sayer for the heart, our blood, the nervous system, skin and digestion. In Ayurveda, rose is commonly used around your period or in steam baths after giving birth. So, I added it.
If there's a drink out there for a woman who's running around and driving her nervous system on high, 'Bright Ones' is it! It will keep you grounded, energized, and feeling a good vibes buzz.
Please note, if you freeze your smoothies for the week, only fill your jars 3/4 of the way full so there's room for the smoothie to expand when it freezes, and doesn't put too much pressure on the jar.
Next week, I'll introduce you to some homeopathic remedies that will help you chill to meet the summer vibe that are likely new to you and your nervous system.
Let me know if you try the recipes above and tell me if you like them in the comments! They will be included a little workbook I'm putting together for my kickstarter campaign coming this summer! Stay tuned!
Have a great week, and enjoy the goods. Oh, and a very happy solstice to you and welcome summer! We're excited to greet you!