A different Monday Meditation this week. This is an indulge-yourself post. A spend-some-time-on-yourself post. A take-a-break-from-the-world post.
(Look out at the end of the post for a link to a FREE Moby download of relaxation music).
This is the smoothie I made on my Much-Needed Day Off. I really needed some me time after a busy and stressful few weeks taking care of Mum’s affairs, so-to-speak (she isn’t really having affairs, I mean accounts, housing application, optician, etc.!)
Chocolatey and indulgent – bet that’s got your attention – a bit chilly for an autumn morning with Storm Brian currently battering at the windows, but if you warm up your insides first with some green or herbal tea, it’s worth it! Or save the recipe to celebrate the first day of Spring. Of course, if you’re in the southern hemisphere, you can just ignore that!
Full of nutritional goodies but still feels like a treat! Raw cacao is mood-enhancing and rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and healthy fats. Go on, indulge yourself, you know you want to 😉
(Vegan, Gluten-free, Organic where possible, Can be Nutfree if you use a different plant milk)
1 heaped Cup Frozen Cherries
1 Cup Homemade Almond Milk*
1/3 Cup Raw Dried Mulberries**
1/4 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp Raw Cacao Powder**
2 Tbsps Live Plain Yogurt
Raw Chocolate Mulberry Chips to serve**
Blend all on high (except the Mulberry Chips) for 40 seconds.
Serve with Raw Chocolate Mulberry Chips or any other raw chocolate treat, eg grated chocolate, raw cacao nibs, raw chocolate covered raisins.
Play some relaxing music, sit back and enjoy.
**From The Raw Chocolate Company – they have some amazing healthy raw chocolate recipes on their website too.
Ps Here is the link to a FREE Moby download of ambient music on his website: it is 4 HOURS long, and can be used for relaxation, meditation, yoga or sleep. You can download it for free or pay to stream it. It is wonderfully relaxing and calming. Perfect start or end to the day.
Copyright: Chris McGowan