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x Mucho Mama – Naomi
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Naomi – Mucho Mama
One of the most nourishing things you can do to make sure that you ‘don’t let motherhood make you lose your MINDfulness’ is to create space for rhythms in your life that help you to slow down each day.
I love the rhythm of a tea-time each afternoon. How lovely is simple the act of making a tea, let alone enjoying the delightful moment of savouring each sip.
Whether you order a drink from your favourite coffee shop or brew one yourself – try form a habit of taking 5 minutes to yourself each day and go slowly while you drink your choice of beverage.
Sit down and be still and read a book or magazine you love or just be present and focussed on what’s happening around you. Take your shoes off for a moment if you can and ground yourself while you nourish and nurture.
There are so many wonderful choices to enjoy for a tea-time from coffee, peppermint or herbal tea or even a traditional English tea if that’s what you fancy. My personal favourite is Chai tea brewed on almond milk and sweetened with coconut sugar and honey and I try enjoy it with as little interruption as possible – with three kids and a toddler that isn’t always doable but I try.
Brewed Chai recipe
To make a nourishing brewed chai simply put one teaspoon of blissful chai per person and then add one cup of milk per person to a saucepan or chai pot (i.e. if you were making chai fro 3 people you would use 3 tsp of chai tea leaves and 3 cups of milk).
Stir occasionally and once it has warmed (but be careful not to bring to the point of boiling) simply add one tsp coconut sugar per person and then add a teaspoon of honey to each mug. Then use a tea-strainer and pour chai over honey into the mug and stir to mix through.
Then sit down and enjoy every sip as best you can in the season you are in beautiful mama.
If you like a good chai then the ‘Blissful Herbs’ blissful chai is the most delicious I am yet to discover. I have included a link where to buy this tea below (not sponsored just want to share something I love!). Blissful herbs is known for her wonderful birthing teas but this one is nothing of that sort and is simply a wonderful blend of:
Caraway, Cardamom,Cinnamon,Cloves,Ginger, Nutmeg, Star Anise, Sweet Orange Peel, Lemon Zest, Chilli and either black tea OR Rooibos (I always choose rooibos so that the kids can enjoy it alongside me too – you simply let them know rooibos in instructions at check out!).
Food in the Raw
Now I am not talking about eating my food in the ‘nude’ – rather I wanted to share with you some of my fav mostly raw food recipes that are totally scrumptious and quick to make too (which is brilliant as my little bambino is a cat napper some days and I can still usually have them made and enjoyed before she is again awake and ready to play) so I thought I would share them:
Lettuce salad wraps
The last three years when I would go to Melbourne to attend the Wellness Summit I would always find so much joy going to the most delicious resturaunt called The Vegie Bar https://www.vegiebar.com.au . They serve a lettuce wrap with a warmed side of jackfruit and whenever I can purchase some from a whole-food store it take this simple lettuce wrap to a whole new level. But most of the time I simply add the following to my lettuce and roll it into a wrap to enjoy!
Cos lettuce leaves
Then place one of each topping in your lettuce leaf and dress with lemon and balsamic and roll it up and enjoy. In my mind you can never have too much grated carrot or too big a chunk of avocado slice in these little wraps!
Asian Carrot Avocado Salad (with ginger dressing)
This is seriously my favourite salad ever! Its such a quick and easy salad to make and even better, the dressing can be made in advance and added on just before you eat – so lends itself well to those healthy ‘foodie’ get togethers.
4 cups grated carrots
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
1 shallot, sliced (white and 1 inch of green parts)
1/2 cup raw sesame seeds (with 2 Tbspoons set aside)
1 medium avacado, chopped
2 Tbsp linseed oil
3 Tbsp lime juice
1 1/2 Tbsp tamari sauce (or soya sauce)
1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
1Tbsp ground coriander
1 Tbsp rice syrup (maple syrup)
Toss: grate carrots and toss in a large bowl with parsley, cilantro, shallots and sesame seeds (reserving 2 Tbsp for later.) and set aside.
Blend: in a food processor, blend oil, lime juice, Tamara, ginger and ground coriander and rice syrup.
Combine: pour dressing over salad and toss well. Gently fold in avocado and sprinkle reserved sesame seeds on top before serving.
Chia Pudding –
This is just seriously so delish! Chia pudding is my go to dessert now for after kids have gone (the kids love them and we often have them for breakfast too but its sometimes nice to eat in silence!). I just love how nourished and good I feel after eating them! I often serve mine with pear and cashews cream (blended up in food processor) and fresh berries and macadamia’s but seriously you could pretty much go crazy and put anything on top and it would totally rock!
90 g chia seeds
600 g almond milk
4 Tbsp Maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
Place all ingredients in a saucepan and stir while heating briefly till mixture warms a little and ensures there isn’t any lumps. Then put into a glass container and let rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving.
2 cup raw cashews (soaked in warm water for 2 hours and drained if you have time)
1 container of pears in natural juice
blend in a food processor until smooth and creamy
Serve layered with chia and pear cream and top with fresh berries and macadamia nuts
So go and enjoy eating in the RAW…with your clothes on!