Hi guys. Nothing but colds and shivers from within and all around me lately. It is freezing outside so that the one whole week of staying at home in bed wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. In order to get rid of my ear infection, inflammation, migraine and tinnitus I had to stay home and rest. I always thought of me as quite the chilled person and everyone always tells me that I must have such a relaxed life and state of mind since I am a yoga teacher and practice so much. Mm let me get this straight, yoga is a wonderful tool to both strengthen and relax the body and mind. But “even” yoga teachers or lets say I guess everyone no matter what their job is, gets stressed out. Yes, maybe the meditation and breathing exercises shield me from little stress factors but the big ones like overworking for a long period of time, cold and rainy weather, alcohol, lack of sleep, poor food choices, conflicts etc. …they get to me. Big time! And because I thought I had figured out how to rest and recharge (=chill) I was yet too late to listen to the signs of my body. To rest accordingly is a mastery. Now that I had time to lie low and stopped fighting my sickness the healing could begin. I assume it is no wonder that I am not a fan of antibiotics and so forth so I am relying on healthy food to replenish me, lots of sleep, tea, soups, warmth, essential oils and turmeric. I love it for its anti-inflammatory actions and it adds a beautiful golden color to everything (fingers, clothes and wood boards too!).
This smoothie combines some of my favourite ingredients – cashews, vanilla and turmeric. Trust me it does your body and tastebuds good. Stay healthy & meet me on the instaverse!
CASHEW TURMERIC SMOOTHIE
1 ripe banana
1 cup cashew mylk
1 tsp coconut oil
juice of half an orange
2 pitted medjool dates
1 tbsp cashew butter
1 tsp bee pollen
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
a small pinch of sea salt + black pepper
amaranth pops and coconut chips (optional, for garnish)
Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until completely smooth and creamy, fill in a glas or bowl and enjoy!