Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating

Let’s talk about food? 🍉🍇🥥🍨


For most of us, food is more than a fuel. It is a cultural exchange of traditions, a gastronomic experience, an individually customized eating plan, a collective commemoration of festivities, and, above all, a resource that feeds our biological, mental and emotional hunger.

Let Food Be Thy Medicine
Feed Your Body. Feed Your Soul. Equally Important.
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Food`s presence (or lack), nominatively, is built in our vernacular, and plays a significant role in our daily life. In all polarities of its expression: from being an orthorexic obsession, to causing binge eating addictions, to simply being  f o o d: a term coined to describe the types of sources of energy we choose to consume, and don’t worry about it.



I, personally, have struggled with disordered eating in the past, and know from experience that there is always an underlying reason that causes us to either fear or idolize food.



Food deprivation is linked to fear, and lack of self-love. Binge eating signals emotional numbness and lack of safety. Either way, there is always a cure. It is called self-care.



In my practice, I advocate for mindful eating. A type of eating that leaves plenty of room for exploration of foods your soul desires, while still intuitively choosing foods that are healing for your body: for your adrenals, for your gut flora, for your brain, for your organs, for your hormonal health.


Eating “healthy” simply means Being heathy. Not just physically, but also mentally.



I cured all of my issues with food by incorporating daily self-care and learning how to unconditionally love and accept myself, and my body. I personally choose to eat vegan because that’s the diet that helps me thrive, be energized, sleep well, and restore my formerly wracked hormones. Whichever way you choose to eat, fruits and vegetables (especially vegetables!!), are an integral part of your wellness. “A sound mind in a sound body” is the foundation of a mindful living, being, and eating.



Take your journal and free-write about those five prompts.

  1. When I eat, do I tend to feed my emotional or physical hunger? Or do I feed them both? Please describe.
  2. For what kind of emotions am I hungry for? Comfort, satiation, pleasure, reward, etc…
  3. Am I kind to myself when I eat? Does the food I eat make me happy and excited, or bored and restricted?
  4. Do I eat in a way that is intuitive and natural to my body, or do I often feel perplexed about what “shall” I eat?
  5. Do I listen to my body’s hunger signals, or do I try to numb, or control them (either by restriction, or by abusing my stomach with regular excessive consumption?)

Take as much time as you need to complete this, and – if you have any questions – please send me a message here, or dm me on my IG: @ana_maria_georgie.

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And, as always, don’t forget to eat your vegetables!:)

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With Love And Care,

Ana-Maria

Alkalizing Savory Smoothie

Alkalizing Savory Smoothie

If you are recovering from an injury/surgery/flu/hangover/or a physical exhaustion of any kind you need to replenish yourself with this high alkaline smoothie! 🍏🍏🥝🍋


It is quite savory but you can always add sweet fruit like a banana or a pear.

Ingredients. 

  • lettuce (rich in vitamin A, C, E, K)
  • celery (proven to aid digestion and balance the sodium-potassium ratio in your body)
  • cranberries (boost the immune system and prevent urinary tract infection; also a natural diuretic)
  • a dash of turmeric (very anti-inflammatory)
  • a teaspoon of moringa powder (fights free radicals and supports brain health)
  • a tablespoon of hemp seeds (rich in protein and essential fatty acids)

I blended it with a 1/2 cup of strawberry kombucha: for flavor and probiotics!

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Let food be thy medicine!

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*NO BAKE* Cake Recipe: Raw Vegan

*NO BAKE* Cake Recipe: Raw Vegan

Do you like desserts?

I do, very much, and this is why I created this healthy and still absolutely decadent and delicious cake. I came up with the recipe for my birthday but you can of course enjoy it all year around.

Ingredients

15-20 medjool dates (pre-soaked in water for about thirty minutes), one container of frozen raspberries (about 350 g), a cup of dried mulberries, a cup of kombucha (any berry or hibiscus flavor will do), a packet of cauliflower rice, a cup of raisins, few tablespoon of raw coconut flour, a medium container of unflavored coconut yogurt, a cup of sunflower seeds, a cup of blueberries (for decoration)

Flavors

Vanilla, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cacao, Lavender

Instructions

Making the crust:

  1. In a food processor, blend by pulsing your riced cauliflower, the raisins, the sunflower seeds and mulberries. Add a small amount of kombucha (it will create a fuzzy look), the cacao, the coconut flour and your spices. The formed paste will resemble a cake crust, as illustrated on the photo. You have a low-calorie crust that tastes as legit as if it was made from flour…Trust me!:)

Creating the cream:

   2. Layer a small amount of coconut yogurt on top and let it sit for few minutes.

   3. Meanwhile, blend the dates and the frozen raspberries until they form a creamy consistency. You may need to add few drops of water depending on your food processor`s potency.  I also added lavender for its aroma.  Arrange the blended product on top of the coconut yogurt.

Decorating:

4. Finally, add another layer of coconut yogurt and arrange with any berries you like.

Place the cake in the fridge and let it sit for minimum of 12 hours.

Invite friends over and enjoy the cake together!

Try my other desserts too.

Hope you like this recipe. Comment below if you have any questions or comments.:)

 

Refresh Your Morning With A Smoothie

Refresh Your Morning With A Smoothie

This smoothie is my ultimate favorite because it tastes so good and is so nourishing: I am sure you will love it! 

You only need a blender (or food processor) and a few ingredients.

Tip: If you buy them in bulk you won’t have to worry about running short on supplies soon. You can store packets of frozen fruit in your freezer and save a bit of money this way. I also buy larger quantities of seeds and cacao that usually last me for a month. You can even buy bananas in volume and freeze them. Personally, I prefer to skip that when it`s cold outside.

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What You Need

Three cups of spinach

A tablespoon of chia seeds and two tablespoons of hemp seeds (or pumpkin seeds)

A tablespoon of cacao

A half to a cup of almond milk (you can also mix it with water or fresh green tea)

A cup of fresh or frozen berries 

A dash of nutmeg and cinnamon

A banana (or two)

Optional

A scoop of plant-based protein  46511117_2257672464464856_5224111130355433472_n

Voila! It is so easy to make and will leave you feeling energized and nourished. You can eat it as a snack or as a full meal depending on your caloric needs and goals.

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Approximately: a serving of this smoothie recipe contains 67g Carbs, 16  grams Fat, 14 grams Protein and 420 calories.

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To make it more liquid add more water/almond milk

The smoothie is rich in potassium, calcium, vitamin C, iron, omega 3 and magnesium. 

The given macros are calculated without adding additional protein sources as the protein powder I personally add as well.

 If you like this post, check out my other smoothie recipes. 

*This information is general and serves to help you estimate the high nutritional value of smoothies. Tailor the amounts to your individual taste and nutritional requirements for optimal wellness. 🙂
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TIP: To create this purple color -add a teaspoon of spirulina or chlorella to your smoothie.:)

If you love blueberries as much as I do, go ahead and make this gourmet vegan cake – a perfect treat for the upcoming holidays. The recipe can be found here.

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With Love and Care,

Ana-Maria

 

 

 

Cranberry Choco Delight

Cranberry Choco Delight

I shared this recipe with friends of mine and it was a great success! I hope you enjoy it as well.

 

Ingredients:

  • A cup of soaked almonds (have to be raw and unsalsted)
  • One medium avocado
  • Four-five pitted medjool dates (soaked overnight as well)
  • Two tablespoons of cacao
  • A half of cup of unsweetened coconut milk 
  • A cup of raw cranberries
  • Vanilla Extract
  • A pinch of cayenne (only if you want the spicy kick!)


Instructions: 

1) Place your pre-soaked almonds (for a minimum of 20 min) in your food processor and leave them to blend for about 10 min or until the almonds release their fat and start to form a buttery consistency.


2)Add the avocado, your coconut milk and the dates and blend by pulsing for about a minute.


3) Add the cranberries. You may also add a touch of stevia/monk fruit (or a handful of  few raisins/goji berries for extra sweetness). I also add a dash of cinnamon, vanilla extract, chili flakes and nutmeg.


4) Decorate with toppings of choice. I used dried mulberries and cacao nibs.

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Raw Carrot Cake (Nuts-Free)

Raw Carrot Cake (Nuts-Free)

In this post I show you how to prepare a raw carrot cake with few ingredients and no nuts (allergen-free recipe) 🍅🍅🍑🍌

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What You Need:

• Three large carrots
• Two persimmons (or, second best, pears)
• Few dates (if you like it sweeter)
• 1/2 ripe banana
• Two tablespoons of mulberries

• A teaspoon of cacao and carob powder
• A splash of almond milk
• A dash of cinnamon and nutmeg
• A pinch of Himalayan salt
• Two tablespoons of coconut flour

*For extra protein you can add a scoop of protein. I use @1stphorm‘s chocolate flavored one.

Instructions.

1) First, in a food processor gently press the mulberries (no liquid!) until they form a thick paste. Combine with the spices and the cacao.

2) Separately, blend the rest of the ingredients with the carob powder and the almond milk.

3) Let it sit in the fridge for an least and hour and enjoy with love! 💥

Voila! An easy, healthy and delicious raw carrot cake. No fuss to make and also very nutritious!

If you like this recipe, please give it a thumbs up and forward it to a friend who want to learn how to prepare vegan cakes.

 

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Fortify Your Smoothie Bowl in 7 steps

Fortify Your Smoothie Bowl in 7 steps

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Fortify your #smoothiebowl in seven steps: 🍏🥒🔅🎨🎾
1) Add greens (I used lettuce, one large zucchini, celery)🔰🚣🏼🏅
2) Use fibrous vegetables and antioxidant-rich fruits for your base (Here I have two medium beets, one tiny green apple and a cup of frozen blueberries.) 🔮⛹🏽‍♀️🍇
3) Don’t forget to add protein (I used two tablespoons of hemp protein and a tablespoon of pumpkin seeds: also very rich in Zinc and Magnesium 😉💪🏼🖕
4) Improve your brain function with seed sources of #omega3 (I used flax seeds) 🤴🏻
5) Upscale your daily #selenium intake with (one to two Brazil nuts provide you with more than your basal daily needs )
6) Supersize the nutritional value with #superfoods (though optional!).
I used matcha and maca powder. 💛🍀😎

In addition to consuming greens in their unprocessed form, I also recommend using a green powder that you can add to your smoothies.
This is the best brand I have found so far and it actually tastes great!

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Green Powder For Shakes And Smoothies

You can use my link for orders and get a free shipping.

7) Spice it up! 🖕A dash of cinnamon regulates your Insulin levels and cumin assist digestion (I use them interchangeably in my smoothies). 😊

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Voila! 🏹7 steps to a super potent and energizing breakfast/lunch! 🏃🏽‍♀️
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