Thursday, May 17, 2018

Retreat inward, Eat a rainbow

Heart wide open

Just returned from a restorative trip to Tulum, Mexico where movement and the warmth of the sun sent me back pregnant with ideas. My muse returned.

Pink seas 
The full moon
Sun basks 
The glow sticks like honey to the skin
Along sandy shores 
Beaten with burnt orange seaweed
I move in rhythm with the waves, mother earth's metronome 
Provoked elongation 
Breaching the unhinged metaphor 
Breath rises and falls along my spine healing from within
Upon the sacred Mayan Riviera

Mayan honey, the scent that fills my brain as I sit with thoughts of new things to nourish and entice the palette. It will be the ingredient primary to the next few things I create. Interconnectedness of all things and beings permeates my thoughts. The number seven... seven days, seven chakras, seven steps to the famous Mayan Ruin of Chichen Itza, the seven wonders of the world, the seven seas and seven colors of the rainbow.  

Rainbow salad 

2 beets
1 pink lady apple
3 carrots
5 radishes
2 yellow peppers
1 avocado
1/2 cup cilantro
1/2 cup mint

 chop all of the above ingredients except the avocado and apple into bite size pieces,  place in a bowl, set aside.

Feathered  Serpent dressing

2 tbsp Mayan honey
1/4 cup extra virgin cold pressed olive oil
juice of one small lemon or half large lemon
juice and rind of one blood orange or 2 mandarin oranges 
2 tsp wasabi paste
a pinch of cayenne
1 tsp turmeric 
1 tbsp finely grated ginger 
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients above in a blender, this dressing will keep for a week refrigerated.
To plate, cut up avocado and apple last and mix with the previously cut up veggies, add cilantro and mint and dress your salad to your liking with above dressing. To garnish you can use roasted pumpkin seeds, I roast mine at 275F for a scant ten minutes with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika and a pinch of cayenne. Additional superfood garnish could be a sprinkling of E3 Live blue green algae !! Enjoy...

 Eat a rainbow! Eating high vibrational foods bursting with color directly affects mood, the ayurvedic modality of conscious food intake associates the mind body and spirit connection with the food we eat to address dosha imbalances. Find your dosha, take this short quiz and then make sure you repeat often as dosha imbalances change often depending on season, stress levels and even age. See if this version of eating a rainbow is dosha specific to you!! Dosha Quiz.

Love and Light,


spotify playlist Eat a Rainbow

1 comment:

  1. Love this post. You are the embodiment of clean eating, moving the body in accordance with its spirit and sharing your creativity with us. Blessings back to you. Love the rainbow salad and dressing. Melanie