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Mind and Body

This morning I had the most glorious awakening. I rolled over and saw the sun streaming through my windows and jumped out of bed thinking I was late for a meeting. The glorious moment happened when I realized it was Saturday. What a great way to start the weekend!

So today my first quandary of the day was, "What do I feed my body at 8 a.m. that will give me energy for my 10 a.m. yoga class without sitting too heavy in my tummy?" Yes, my body sometimes feels defective, but that is all the more reason why I feed it with healthy foods. Protein shake? Not today. I felt like I needed a bit more substance. Protein, good fats and warmth.

I have been completely centered on eating for health except for one delusional moment when I inhaled two Krispy Kreme donuts last week. This morning's menu mantra was about variety. I decided I needed to try something a bit different for breakfast. I usually have steel cut oatmeal or a breakfast quinoa, but I'm an equal opportunity eater so I decided to make my breakfast chia seed pudding. It is a puddle of yumminess if that makes any sense. It gives me that comfort food feel with the solid nutrition of food that really is good for the body.

So, whatever, your stage in your nutrition journey, this recipe may surprise you. It is super easy and quick. It takes me to that mac-n-cheese kind of satisfaction. Yummy!

  • Put one tsp of ghee in a pot and warm it up (you can skip this part, but this is some of that healthy fat part).

  • Mix in 1 cup of nut milk - your choice along with 1/4 cup chia seeds.

  • Continuously stir for five minutes over medium heat.

  • At the same time, I cook some pears (or apples) on the stove.

  • After the chia seed breakfast pudding is thickened, I add cinnamon and vanilla to taste and I mix in a big spoonful of almond butter.

  • Place in your favorite breakfast bowl and slide the pears (or your favorite fruit) on top with some walnuts and a splash of coconut milk.

Incredibly amazing and extremely easy.

So how does this meal impact my mind? I had a physically strongish body today going into my yoga practice and I was able to concentrate and go in my mind to where I am healthy, happy and hopeful!

Find the foods that feed your body and your mind. Here's to health and hope!

"To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able

to keep our mind strong and clear." Buddha

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