- 2 heads broccoli (1 bunch), stems removed
- 1 head cauliflower, stems removed
- 2.5 cups shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup currants
- 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 4-6 tbsp fresh lemon juice, to taste
- kosher salt, pepper to taste (1/4-1/2 tsp salt and lots of pepper)
- kelp granules or Herbamare (optional), to taste
- Pure maple syrup, to drizzle on before serving
- 1. In a food processor (or chop by hand) process the broccoli (no stems) until fine. Add into large bowl.
- 2. Now process the cauliflower (no stems) until fine and add into bowl. Do the same with the carrots.
- 3. Stir in the sunflower seeds, currants, raisins, and parsley. Add lemon juice and seasonings to taste.
- 4. Drizzle with maple syrup to taste.
World’s Healthiest Foods reports that cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli, kale, cauliflower, cabbage, watercress, and mustard greens) are said to be detoxifying because they provide support for the immune system, inflammatory system, hormonal system, detoxification system, and antioxidant system (source). These vegetables contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals as well as phytonutrients. For example, one such group of phytonutrients found in cruciferous vegetables are called glucosinolates. Glucosinolates are thought to have anti-cancer properties in a variety of research studies (source). World’s healthiest Foods also suggest consuming 3 servings of cruciferous vegetables each week for maximum benefit.
It turns out that the first day of 2018 falls on a Full Moon, and it just so happens that this moon symbolizes self-love.
It is a powerful energy…and under a full moon it is the best time to…
Let. Things. Go.
Full Moon Ritual
Here is what you need: paper, pen, matches, fire pit or fireplace (or something safe to burn paper within)
1. With paper and pen write down all that you no longer need…all that you want to let go of…
2. As you write this…visualize…imagine…letting all of these things go…have fun with it (and keep breathing throughout it)
3. Once you are finished with your list, either in front of your fireplace, fire pit, or over the sink in your kitchen (please be careful) burn the list until it completely turns to ash…watch what you want to release, burn away…and Let. It. Go.
Releasing with fire under the full moon is an extremely powerful activity…a ritual if you will.
Know that what you have wanted to let go has truly been released.
And so it is.
Beginning the New Year in this way is refreshing…uplifting…and freeing…it creates space for new energy…
By eating an easy to digest alkaline diet, your body is able to detoxify tissues, your liver works more efficiently and your pH balances itself naturally. There are incredible benefits of creating an alkaline environment in the body. Americans consuming the typical standard American diet (SAD diet) create bodily conditions that are highly acidic and make them prone to all sorts of health problems including pain and inflammation and increased risk of cancer and heart problems.
Green foods are high in chlorophyll and provide more oxygen to the tissues. Oxygen helps create a healthy alkaline pH in the body. Because Matcha is so incredibly high in cholorphyll, it is an alkaline superfood. By drinking one cup of Matcha per day you can immediately begin detoxifying the body and changing the body’s pH from acid to alkaline.
How to Drink It
A fantastic way to include matcha in your daily routine is by simple drinking it on its own, or by adding it to a smoothie or other beverage.
2 teaspoons Matcha powder
¼ cup hot water
¼ cup warmed coconut milk
optional – sweetner of your choice, to taste
Spoon the matcha into a large mug. Add the hot water and coconut milk and whisk briskly, in an up and down motion, until frothy – about 30 seconds or so. Taste and add additional water, coconut milk, and/or sweetener to your liking. (I add just a bit of honey).
I also add matcha to my breakfast green smoothies for sustainable energy all morning. Here’s a green smoothie recipe to try:
Matcha Mango Mint Smoothie
Makes 2 16-ounce glasses
3 big handfuls of spinach
1 cup frozen/fresh mango
15 mint leaves
1½ teaspoons matcha green tea powder
½ cup frozen/fresh strawberries
1 cup coconut water
1 cup water
Blend ingredients in a high-powered blender. Pour into a glass and enjoy.
Crystals have slowly been making their way into our mainstream consciousness and are now beating to a palpable collective vibration. Our affinity with stones that have served as tools and talismans for millennia is growing to include therapeutic benefits that aren’t just about the visual aid of a glimmering rock. With more than 4,000 varieties, there is truly a mineral stone for every need!
Beauty is a state of mind, not a state of the body. It’s not about having a pretty face; it’s about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and a pretty soul. Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. When you truly believe that you are beautiful, you have no need to convince the people around you—they can just feel and see it. Your soul illuminates, exuding confidence and radiating love.
You can have the best intentions for your beauty to shine from within, but sometimes there are external factors that can negatively affect your inner beauty, especially in the work environment. Whether it’s a confrontation with a coworker or a heated email from a client, deadlines, stress, and negative attitudes can definitely put a damper on your day. Connecting with your favorite crystals lifts your spirits and helps you feel more like yourself again. Keep these five crystals on your office desk to radiate beauty from the inside out, all day long!
Quartz crystal reminds you to say beautiful things to yourself and others. Having a quartz crystal point on your desk throughout the day helps you to be crystal clear on the words you use. It serves as a constant reminder to be conscious of the kind of energy you are putting out to the world. When you are clear, focused, and conscious, then that energy vibrates within you and attracts like energy. Beautiful people on the inside and out always make others feel better, leaving them with an uplifted state of mind.
Malachite is a stone of transformation. Its energy goes straight to the heart, demanding that you face and feel unresolved issues. It forces you to deal with whatever is bothering you so that any stuck or stagnant energy can be released, allowing you to move forward and let the past go.
Malachite is a wonderful crystal ally for times when frustration arises at work, whether it’s in regards to a particular job assignment or coworker. Festering frustration and unresolved issues keep your energy bogged down, which muddies your aura and affects your beauty. Your frustration, emotions, and disappointment often show up in your skin and your eyes, causing them to lose their sparkle. The key to beauty is being honest with yourself so that you can be a high-vibrating goddess. Close your eyes, hold a piece of malachite in each of your hands, and take three deep breaths when you feel frustrated and angry to deal with the issue head on.
Rose Quartz is the ultimate love and beauty stone. Its pink, heart-based energy deals with all aspects of the heart from self-love, to heartbreak, forgiveness, and attracting new love. Love is the truest, highest vibration on Earth, and this crystal helps you to love what you do, love yourself, and put love into your work.
After a confrontational call, a less-than-pleasant email, or when you’re not feeling like your most beautiful self, uplift your aura with the energy of rose quartz with this simple crystal spray. Combine six small pieces of rose quartz and six drops of rose oil with rose water in a small glass spray bottle. When dealing with delays, setbacks, or short tempers, a quick spritz to your face and around your body reminds you to take the high road and maintain your inner beauty. Feel the love energy all around you!
Ancient lore touts aquamarine as a stone that restores youth and beauty. Said to be the treasure of mermaids, it is strongly linked with the calming, soothing energy of the ocean. When you feel relaxed and vibrate in radiant health, the cells in your body are vibrating at their peak potential.
Aquamarine has a special connection with water, vibrating with the energy of fluidity. Keeping it close to you during your workday helps to keep your energy body feeling revitalized. Drop a couple of pieces of aquamarine into your glass of water and rejuvenate yourself from the inside out. Every time you take a sip of your beauty water, visualize a peaceful, tranquil, loving energy flow all through your body.
Yellow citrine is connected with the energy of the sun, beaming light and happiness into your space. It helps you to feel good about yourself, infusing your aura with confidence, joy, and overall energy. Placing this crystal in your space is like adding a pillar of positivity and joy. As soon as you see it and hold it in your hands, its energy puts a smile on your face. When you’re at your desk each morning, close your eyes and hold a piece of citrine in your hands. Visualize love and light all around you. Place it atop your business card on your desk as a reminder throughout the day to vibrate at your highest level. The citrine will also invite in optimism, abundance, and new opportunities. When you are abundant and radiating positivity, you will feel and evoke the essence of beauty. Yellow citrine is connected with the energy of the sun, beaming light and happiness into your space. It helps you to feel good about yourself, infusing your aura with confidence, joy, and overall energy. Placing this crystal in your space is like adding a pillar of positivity and joy. As soon as you see it and hold it in your hands, its energy puts a smile on your face.
When you’re at your desk each morning, close your eyes and hold a piece of citrine in your hands. Visualize love and light all around you. Place it atop your business card on your desk as a reminder throughout the day to vibrate at your highest level. The citrine will also invite in optimism, abundance, and new opportunities. When you are abundant and radiating positivity, you will feel and evoke the essence of beauty.
Schools back in session, the Holidays are coming! To keep you rested and living High Vibe here are recommendations for which oils to use for calming, sleep, and anxiety:
1) Peace and Calming for calming whenever needed
This blend creates a calming and pleasant aroma when inhaled from hands, diffused, or applied topically to the body. When calming is needed apply 2 drops to each foot and 2 drops on chest. She can use this throughout the day.
It’s a blend of Tangerine, Orange, YlangYlang, Patchouli, German Chamomile, Vetiver, Cistus, Beramot, Cassia, Davana, Northern Lights Black Spruce.
2) StressAway Roll-On for calming whenever needed (this is a MIRACLE worker!!)
It’s a unique, light blend of Vanilla, Lime, Copaiba, and other pure essential oils with a relaxing fragrance. Apply generously to writs, temples, neck, or any desired area as needed.
Lavender, Purification, and/or Joy on feet.
Lavender – Apply to feet before bed 2 drops each foot. Apply 2 drops behind neck. Inhale from hands. 8-10 drops in diffuser at bedtime. Place diffuser close to bed as possible. (I diffuse lavender every single night)
Purification – 15 drops in diffuser while sleeping. Place diffuser as close to bed as possible.
Joy – 1 drop over heart at bedtime each night. If you don’t like the smell then apply 1 drop to feet at bedtime. Okay to layer the Joy over the Lavender.
“Everything in the universe including human beings vibrates at a frequency because we all are made up of energy. The Earth vibrates at a frequency of 528Hz which is the same frequency as Love” – the Universal Healer
This frequency is highly beneficial to us because it can repair and restore DNA damage, bring peace and harmony and create equilibrium in the environment.
Many people believe that modern day music and television programs are set at a lower and unnatural frequency of 440Hz which is designed to stimulate fear, sickness and oppression.
When your environment and your body begin vibrating at a lower or an unnatural frequency, it can cause illness throughout your body, mind and spirit. When your body is in harmony, it vibrates at the frequency of 62-68Hz and anything lower than this could lead to a weak immune system.
For example, cold or flu is believed to start around 58Hz, whereas cancer can appear around 42Hz. Also, before death our energy dips below 20 Hz.
Some of the things that lower our vibrational energy are:
- Stress, anger and anxiety
- Negative thoughts and toxic people
- Habits like smoking, drinking and drug abuse
- Unhealthy diet and consuming too much processed food
- Electromagnetic waves from equipment like mobile phones etc.
- Radiation from microwaves, WIFI
- Exposure to chemicals and pesticides
- Watching violent movies or TV shows
In contrast, we have frequencies that stimulate healing and bring about regeneration. These frequencies are known as the Solfeggio scale. It is believed to have been used in ancient sacred music and Gregorian chants for healing purposes.
Six main tones of the Solfeggio scale are:
- 396 Hz: Helps in emancipation from guilt and fear
- 417 Hz: Helps us to deal with changes in life
- 528 Hz: Helps in bringing love in the atmosphere
- 741 Hz: Helps in solving problems, is a powerful cleanser.
- 852 Hz: Helps in awakening of the soul, also develops intuition.
- 963Hz: Helps in connecting us with God.
Other methods to cultivate positive, healing frequencies around you are:
1. Vibrational Medicine
Essential oils, flower essences and homeopathic medicines are all believed to hold a powerful vibration and frequency. Rose oil has the frequency of 320Hz while Lavender oil’s is 118Hz. Fresh herbs also have a frequency of 20-27 Hz.
2. Organic Food
Fresh, organic foods seem to have the highest frequency ranging from 20-27 Hz. That is why healthy dietary habits are essential for our bodies.
3. Gems and Crystals
Every gem or crystal has its own unique frequency. It will depend on its clarity, cut and how it has been processed. Astrologers suggest us to wear certain gems which work in harmony with our magnetic fields.
4. Positive thoughts
Positive thoughts carry a vibration of 10-15 Hz. Due to this they affect our overall well-being in a positive, healthy way.
5. Mediation, Chanting and Deep Breathing
Meditation can help raise your vibrational energy along with deep breathing and chanting. These practices are good for establishing peace and harmony in our spirit.
Spending time in nature is a great way to harmonize your energy and bring equilibrium to the body. A walk in the park is sufficient to restore your energies to the highest level. Walking barefoot on the grass is a great way to connect with the energy of the Earth.
Please eat fruit. Eat lots of it. The human body is designed to eat fruit. If you’re worried about the sugar – don’t be. Along with important enzymes, phytochemicals and antioxidants, fruit is loaded with fiber. That fiber will see to it that the sugar from the fruit is absorbed nice and slowly so your blood sugar stays even and doesn’t spike. If you’re worried about sugar, just stay away from processed sugar and bring on the fruit.
You can snack on any type of fruit you like. Grapes, berries, apples, star fruit, mango, papaya, melons, oranges, plums, bananas – whatever you can get. Fruit is not only ridiculously healthy, it’s also the fastest snack ever. Snack on ALL the fruit!
Fruit Facts Credit: Molly Patrick
Detox your body of mercury and heavy metals by drinking this juice for 14 days. Cilantro and parsley have excellent heavy metal chelating effects. Drinking the juice from these herbs regularly, will gradually help clean out heavy metal poisoning such as aluminium, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel, lead and uranium. If you are often exposed to any of these heavy metals, it may be wise to include these in your juice menu regularly.
Some of the common symptoms of heavy metal poisoning:
Chronic unexplained body pains and headaches
Depression, anxieties, brain fog
Loss of memory and forgetfulness
Yeast infection and parasites
Low immune system
Anemic and blood disorders
Low body temperature, cold hands and feet
Muscle and joint pains
Female reproductive issues
Dark rings under eyes
Drink this daily for up to 14 days for a good heavy metal detoxification.
- 1 Bunch Cilantro
- 1 Bunch Parsley
- 1/4 Lemon
- Using a juicer, add cilantro, parsley then lemon. Whisk to blend and serve.
- Use only organic produce for best results.
Skipping meals crashes blood sugar, leaving you feeling lethargic and anxious. Here is a recipe for a well-balanced salad that includes optimal protein, healthy fats, antioxidants, and fiber. Optional superfood ingredients you may include in an anxiety-busting salad are raw sprouted lentil beans, raw dandelion greens, and hemp heart seeds, which are all excellent sources of gut-boosting, anxiety-lowering prebiotic fiber.
- 2 cups of fresh organic spinach
- 1 avocado sliced
- 1 stalk of sliced raw broccoli
- 1/4 cup sliced or shredded carrots
- 1/2 a red beet, sliced or shredded
- (Optional) Cashew "cheese" crumbled
- 2 tablespoons walnuts, almond slivers or hemp hearts
- 2 chopped scallions
- 2 chopped radishes
- Salad Dressing
- In a Mason jar add ¼ cup of extra-virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon (about 2 lemons), 1 clove of garlic minced, and ½ teaspoon of mineral-rich Himalayan sea salt with cracked black pepper to taste. It’s easy to mix in the Mason jar and add just before eating the salad. If you have extra this dressing keeps well in fridge.
- Toss salad in large bowl with dressing and serve.