Clear it Out: A Smoothie for Releasing

Make-Green-Smoothies-for-the-Whole-Family.jpg (600×746)Greetings beloveds,

I hope you all are having a beautiful new year. With the setting of goals, intentions, and resolutions many are looking to change, renew, or improve their health through their eating habits and lifestyle. For me, this past year has been a struggle for me to maintain a consistent diet (eating habits) and movement schedule. I would get into a good flow and then get scooped out of it through travel, work obligations, spiritual quests, and emotional personal events. The blessing that came from this was a bit of freedom as I had to let go of my strict routine and begin to let the experiences that wanted to be in my life come through. Now you may be thinking, food doesn’t have that much power or that much purpose. I beg to differ. If truly, all is made of energy and that energy has its own drive and direction then the atoms that make up food also has these qualities. We align or do not align with that flow. So as we work to release resistance and fear (how many times have we demonized different types of foods from fats, salt, and even meat) throughout our lives here’s a quick recipe for a soup that will get you going *wink wink* in more ways than one.

Rose’s Clear You Out Smoothie

1 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds

2-3 Stalks of Fennel

Handful of Dandelion Root

4-5 Leaves of Kale

2 Stalks Celery

1 Lemon

2 Apples (Honey Crisp are delicious)

Here’s to getting things moving in the New Year!

-Rose

 

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28 Days of Love 2019

Greetings loves,

I hope that you are taking time to care for yourself after the chaos of 2018. Change is coming and quickly. Over the next month as many focus on chocolates and bears, we here at The Bliss Institute dedicate each February to 28 Days of shamelessly loving ourselves and each other. Each week we focus on bringing a specific aspect of our being into alignment with source and love. The first week we focus on our heart energy via the heart chakra. During the second week, we examine the relationship between our thoughts and our hearts. The third week, we move to engage the body in heart felt connection. Lastly, we will explore ways to transform our living and other spaces that we occupy into nurturing areas of support and love.

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit. This month we are looking to encourage and fill our love meters in a time when making it through each day may be all that we can do. You deserve to take a moment to nurture yourself. Focus on what you can give yourself even if it’s just a moment to breathe and hopefully a bit of time to complete some of these exercises. Here’s to 28 Days of Love.

-Kamilah Rose

The Body as Water: Hydration through Food

Water and the Body

Water is vital for our physical health. Our bodies need water to survive. I could go over all the ways that water is necessary for our bodies to function at their best but I’m going to let you find that information on your own. It’s important for us to recognize that we must take an active role in our lives. That act for you today can be to research what, how, and why our bodies utilize water the way that it does. Drinking water is not the only way to keep ourselves hydrated. There are several water dense foods we can eat to ensure that we are giving our bodies exactly what it needs to so we can optimize our health.

Here are some of my favorites.

  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Pineapple
  • Oranges
  • Grapefruit
  • Raspberries
  • Starfruit
  • Baby Carrots
  • Tomatoes
  • Radish
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Cucumbers
  • Iceberg Lettuce
  • Celery
  • Green Peppers
  • Spinach

-Rose

Vegan Lemon Pie Filling and Pudding

Greetings beloveds!

It’s summer and there’s nothing better than a cold glass of fresh squeezed lemonade. If you’re looking for something a little more filling (lol) try out this Vegan Lemon Pie Filling and Pudding Recipe.

Kamilah’s Vegan Lemon Pie and Pudding Recipe

  • 4 medium or large lemons (about half a cup of lemon juice)
  • 3 medium or large bananas
  • 2 Avocados
  • 1 Tablespoon of Tamari Sauce
  • Additional liquid sweetener of your choice if desired

 

Peal, cut, and remove the insides of the banana’s and avocados. Place these in your high speed blender.

Juice your lemons, then add that to your blender.

Finally, add the Tamari sauce to your mixture.

I recommend adding maybe a small small bit of sweetner to the mix. The banana”s will make this mixture already sweet so do not go overboard. Start small because you can always add more if you desire.

Blend your mixture on high.

If the mixture is to “wet” add an additional banana or avocado.

Remove the mixture from the blender. For pie, use this with your favorite no bake crust . For pudding, place in a freezer safe container.  Then place either your pie or pudding in the freezer for 3 -4 hours to set. You can then spoon these into serving dishes with berries, graham crackers, granola or any other topping you like. You

Enjoy!

Kamilah Rose

Spring Foods: Liquid Gold

Copy of Fire Cleanse

Greetings beloveds,

While we are working with the energy of fire, we cannot forget the magic of the liquid gold known as honey. Honey is a healing food which can be used in many different types of remedies both intentional and unintentional.

As it is fire’s season, finding ways to add a bit of fire to our foods helps align us with this seasons energy. There are so many ways to utilize honey whether it’s adding some to your tea, dessert, biscuits, oatmeal, bread, and countless other dishes. As one of the most versatile ingredients the options are almost limitless.

When you find yourself feeling sluggish take your favorite tea, add some honey and a tap of chili powder. This will add that spark that you need back to your physical form and spirit.

It is vital that we feed our spirit. That we support our bodies, heart, mind, and soul. That we find ways that allow for us to even if for a moment let ourselves focus on our own growth. Spring starts with the fire sign of Aries grounds in Taurus and ends with the sign of connection through communication Gemini. Honey creates those binds between the animal world, the plants, and us.

If you are opposed to the use of honey, there are other forms of sweeteners such as dates or stevia that also can provide a connection to the world around us. These additions to your diet will sweeten your disposition and view of the world without the sharpness of processed sugars that tax our bodies.

How do you incorporate honey or other sweeteners into your lifestyle?

-Kamilah Rose

Clear it Out: A Smoothie for Releasing

Make-Green-Smoothies-for-the-Whole-Family.jpg (600×746)Greetings beloveds,

I hope you all are having a beautiful new year. With the setting of goals, intentions, and resolutions many are looking to change, renew, or improve their health through their eating habits and lifestyle. For me, this past year has been a struggle for me to maintain a consistent diet (eating habits) and movement schedule. I would get into a good flow and then get scooped out of it through travel, work obligations, spiritual quests, and emotional personal events. The blessing that came from this was a bit of freedom as I had to let go of my strict routine and begin to let the experiences that wanted to be in my life come through. Now you may be thinking, food doesn’t have that much power or that much purpose. I beg to differ. If truly, all is made of energy and that energy has its own drive and direction then the atoms that make up food also has these qualities. We align or do not align with that flow. So as we work to release resistance and fear (how many times have we demonized different types of foods from fats, salt, and even meat) throughout our lives here’s a quick recipe for a soup that will get you going *wink wink* in more ways than one.

Rose’s Clear You Out Smoothie

1 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds

2-3 Stalks of Fennel

Handful of Dandelion Root

4-5 Leaves of Kale

2 Stalks Celery

1 Lemon

2 Apples (Honey Crisp are delicious)

Here’s to getting things moving in the New Year!

-Rose

 

28 Days of Love 2018

Greetings loves,

I hope that you are taking time to care for yourself after the chaos of 2018. Change is coming and quickly. Over the next month as many focus on chocolates and bears, we here at The Bliss Institute dedicate each February to 28 Days of shamelessly loving ourselves and each other. Each week we focus on bringing a specific aspect of our being into alignment with source and love. The first week we focus on our heart energy via the heart chakra. During the second week, we examine the relationship between our thoughts and our hearts. The third week, we move to engage the body in heart felt connection. Lastly, we will explore ways to transform our living and other spaces that we occupy into nurturing areas of support and love.

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit. This month we are looking to encourage and fill our love meters in a time when making it through each day may be all that we can do. You deserve to take a moment to nurture yourself. Focus on what you can give yourself even if it’s just a moment to breathe and hopefully a bit of time to complete some of these exercises. Here’s to 28 Days of Love.

-Kamilah Rose

Enchanted Hearth: Stews

Greetings beloveds,

Stews are a hearty and filling way to increase or maintain your intake of vegetables during the winter. The amount of liquid present differentiates stews from soups. Stews are thicker and can be served on a plate with the liquid serving as a sauce or gravy. Stews are easy to make! Just take some of your favorite winter vegetables such as root vegetables including carrots, potatoes, turnips, or parsnips. Then add in some cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, mustard and collard greens. Lastly, we can’t forget onions, garlic, and spices to taste. Combine these items in pot or a slow cooker with plenty of water. Let these cook over a low fire until the root vegetables are soft. Separately you may want to cook some rice, quinoa, millet, or couscous to pour the stew over. Depending on how much you make a stew can provide you with nourishing meals for up to a week.

Here’s to good eating in the Sacred Hearth!

-Rose

Enchanted Hearth: Vegan Pancakes

20171231_182152.jpgGreetings beloveds,

There’s nothing better on a cold winter day than some warm nutritious pancakes. Here’s a recipe for vegan pancakes that will be sure to make your day.

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Pancakes

1/2 Cup of Flax Meal

1/2 Cup of Almond Meal

1/2 Cup of flour, almond flour, coconut flour or any type of flour you prefer

1 Cup Almond, Coconut, Soy Milk

2 Tablespoons baking soda

Sweetener of You Choice

Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger or spice of your choosing to taste

Honey, coconut sugar, brown sugar, stevia to taste

Mix dry ingredients in bowl. Add milk to dry mix. Continue to mix all ingredients until well combined.

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Over medium heat, place pan that is either non-stick or is lightly greased so the mixture will not stick the pan. Once pan is hot, pour mixture in so that pancake is roughly about ¼ an inch high. The pancake will rise as it begins to cook. Once bubbles begin to appear across the top of the pancake it is ready to be flipped.

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Cook on opposite side for about 2-3 minutes depending on thickness of pancake. Remove from pan and place on plate. Cover with a clean dish towel or cover that will allow steam to escape to maintain the heat while you cook the rest of the pancakes.

Add you favorite toppings such as chocolate chips, fruit, nut butters, whipped cream, jam, honey, etc.

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Enjoy!!

Rose

Enchanted Hearth: Harvest Season-Fall Foods

Sacred HearthFall HarvestGreetings beloveds,

My favorite season is here. Although this time of year has become bombarded by pumpkin spice everything, there’s more to fall than pumpkin. Here’s a list of the vegetables, fruits, and herbs that are in season during the fall.

Vegetables:

Acorn squash, arugula, beets, Belgian endive, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butter lettuce, buttercup squash, butternut squash, carrots, cardoon, cauliflower, celery, chayote squash, chicories, chilies, Chinese long beans, delicate squash, daikon radish, edamame, eggplant, endive, fennel, garlic, ginger, jalapeno peppers, artichokes, jujube, hearts of palm, horseradish, kale, leeks, lemongrass, muscadine, ong choy spinach, okra, onions, peppers, radicchio, rutabagas, shallots, sunflower kernels, sweet potatoes, swiss chard, tomatillos, turnips, zucchini

Fruits:

Asian pear, Barbados cherries, black crowberries, cactus pear, cape gooseberries, crab apples, cranberries, date plum, figs, grapes, guava, huckleberries, key limes, kumquats, grapes, mushrooms, passion fruit, pear, persimmons, pineapple, pomegranate, pumpkin, quince, sapote, Sharon fruit, sugar apple

Herbs:

Rosemary, parsley, sage, thyme