Wholesome meal on my table today! Paella (not raw, obv) made with basmati rice and wonderful spring veggies (carrots, broccoli, sugar snap peas, peppers & tomato). Colorful sprout salad and homemade creamy peppered mayo dressing! Fulfilling and nutritious, dosha balancing according to Ayurveda and still filled with enzymes from a big raw salad! Even when eating cooked I try to add more and more raw till I feel like I haven’t eaten properly without it - it used to be the other way around, with having to eat cooked to feel satisfied.
Homemade raw cashew milk, cinnamon banana flavor! Perfect snack when you are kind of not hungry but would like to enjoy something tasty.. When you wake up, in the middle of the busy afternoon, or before a yoga class.. I enjoyed mine nibbling on some raw cashews, banana chips and fresh blueberries. 🍒🍓🍇RECIPE: 1/4 cup Cashew
Pice of banana (all I had left)
Pinch tumeric Blend and enjoy! You can separate the pulp, I blended it well in Vitamix & left pulp in!
Playing with one arm handstands at the doggie beach (my pup is growing big by the way!). I am nowhere near doing this on my own (cue @yoga_girl), but this is an awesome assist that can make you feel super powerful & funky! The assist is - spreading your legs wide, have your partner press into the inside of your shin, while you resist by squeezing your legs (great inner thigh workout!) and as he shifts to one side - you’ll easily find your balance. The trick is squeezing your legs big time!
What colors are on your plate today?? I’ve got: Green - all kinds of leafy veggies + Israeli cucumber; Orange - bell pepper; Purple - baby purple leafy thingy; Red - cherry tomato; Yellow - Florida avocado & dressing; ‘White’ - hemp seeds. Loving my rainbow salad, and it cannot be simpler to get your nutrients than from fresh veggies, make it a full meal or a side. A trick for me is a good dressing!!! Recipe: 1 heaping tbsp cashew butter (or just nuts), 1/2 lemon sqeezed, pinch Celtic salt, pinch basil, pumpkin seed oil = that’s a Croatian specialty, my mom brought it from home for me! Have to search the internet for it because I have never seen it here and it’s an absolute delight to have in your kitchen. Don’t know how I lived for 2.5y without it! Make a salad every day!
My diet deteriorates, specially the #raw part, when I don’t have enough time to dedicate in the kitchen. It basically feels like I don’t have time for myself, Whig is also true (you can always tell by the state of my nails! Today they are manicured in an earthly color - I had time yesterday! 😊 Primary raw foods are easy, but certain preparations require time & attention. Such are my raw dehydrated flax crackers! But I finally made a batch - here I’m enjoying it with raw maple almond butter, apple slices and strawberries. Absolutely divine breakfast! I was full for a long time (which reminds me, I need to slow down on the nut butters. Check my blog post I’m nuts about nuts on the topic!)!. I will be posting the recipe for crackers on the blog too! (Link in profile).
A decadent fruit platter. Beautiful variety of colors, shapes, smells, textures, and of course wonderful flavors! Filling up on the daily dose of vitamins, minerals, the power of earth and sunshine. I’m obsessed with smoothies, but I think I need to get back into adding whole fruits to my diet. Juicy, sweet, fiber-rich and vibrantly filled with prana, energy that gives life! ☀️🌺 The most perfect and complete foods.
Yoga games on the beach! ⭐ Balance, strength, flexibility. Discover yours in acro yoga! For me, the most playful aspect of yoga there is - makes you feel like a kid all over again, but better! ️Find a deep backbend with a friend, resting your sacrum on their feet, being mindful of your lower back. Backbend always have to come from the heart 💗💜💛💗
Sweet balls! (If you shy away from cursing, I propose this as a new mantra! 😜) People that are not vegan/raw/GF, or have never experienced food allergies, usually look at me with shock at how many ‘restrictions’ I have in my diet. They like to say ‘I eat whatever I want’! I eat whatever I want too, I do not want or like putting certain things in my body by choice. My experience is, the more I have dropped certain foods, more and more new discoveries found my way!!! You only start experimenting once you leave your comfort zone. Read more about my experience, and the recipe for these raw, vegan, gf, soy and grain free sweet balls on my blog! (Link in profile).