Showing posts from May, 2018

Shakti Salad

3 cups broccoli florets
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup dice cucumbers
1 tbl minced fresh parsley

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tbl tamari low sodium
1 tbl dijon mustard
2 tsp coconut nectar or 1/2 tsp stevia
Freshly ground pepper and sea salt to taste

Toss all the salad ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.  Combine all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.  Pour the dressing over the salad and toss again so all the veggies are coated.  You can eat this salad right away. But I like to let the veggies marinate and set up to 4 hours or overnight. Top with nutritional yeast. Enjoy!

Your Libido & Essential Oils

Stress is killing your libido; here’s what to do. Stress management is the first step in this process, because stress wreaks havoc on our bodies, sending us into a perpetual state of fight or flight. When this happens, our bodies naturally shut down our reproductive system, redirecting blood flow to our extremities to get us out of dangerous situations. When stress is constant and you convince yourself that stress is your fuel, getting that sexy back just isn’t going to happen until you chill and find the calm that your body and mind so desperately need. Some of my favorite essential oils to reduce stress—while simultaneously boosting libido with aphrodisiac magic—are ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata), geranium (Pelargonium graveoloens), and jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorium). Diffusing any of these individually will help to set the mood by relaxing pent-up and anxious emotions while charging intimate energy. One of my favorite tricks is to add 10 to 15 drops to a 2-ounce spray bottle of w…

DIY Berry Mask

Benefits:Blueberries contais antioxidants, prevent premature aging, have wrinkle diminishing properties, skin brightening for radiant skin, and fruit enzymes that help with cell repair. Grapes are packed full of antioxidants, vitamin C, and skin brightening properties. Lemon juice erases dark spots and scars and also brightens skin. Manuka honey has healing properties, purges bacteria, and moisturizes. Aloe vera gel has healing and anti-aging properties, and  also calms irritated, sensitive skin. Ingredients:1/2 tbsp organic blueberries, pureed1 seedless grape, pureed1/2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice1/2 tbsp Manuka honey (but regular honey will also work)1 tbsp fresh aloe vera gel Directions:To a food processor or blender, add all ingredients and pulse until a smooth, mask-like consistency forms.Apply the mask to clean skin, avoiding eyes.Leave on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off.Pat dry.Use this mask once or twice a week to rejuvenate skin, prevent dark spots, and erase wrinkles and f…