January Healthy Wellness Tips

January Food
For Thought

January is the perfect month for inspiration, contemplation and perspiration! With the busy-ness of the holiday season in the past, now is the time to establish healthy rituals.
 

“Mindful Mouthfuls” a good place to start. I believe and teach “what we think, what we say, what we do” is the energy that we attract. To be mindful with what we put into our mouths is to be mindful with what we consume. Learn to be inspired by pure food AND thoughts. Reflect on the words you say AND the words spoken and written by others in your chosen group. Are profane words necessary? Are we mindful of the reasons one uses such speech? Remember this is the energy that we attract. When one cleanses the mind and speech, one attracts a more accepting and loving energy in kind.
 
And, finally, perspiration. A little effort goes a long way in living with a clear mind and clean body. This month’s recipes are super easy to make, and packed with sattvic nutrition.
 
As much as I need salads in my diet, I do have a hard time desiring them in the cold months. Instead, I concentrate on what I like to call “Green Soups”.
 
And lucky for me, grapefruits are in season, I always seem to be craving these juicy citrus fruits this time of year. As an added bonus- they help boost my thyroid!
 
Here are two of my go to recipes below. They are incredibly easy to shop for and prepare. May we all eat well, sleep well, and live well! Give these dishes a try and let me know what you think.
 
Love and Hugs, Marianne
 
Best Ever Healthy Soup Marianne Wells Yoga Retreat
 
Green Soup ~ Healthy Vegan Spinach Soup
 
Soups, I love them!! Over the years I’ve learned how to take complicated recipes and make them easier. This soup is at the top of my list. Mostly because of the great ready made broths you can now get at the market. Always buy low sodium!! This simple soup will satisfy anyone’s cravings, making it the perfect part of every meal plan.
 
This delicious soup will ring in some new healthy habits, satisfy cravings and provide you with all the nutrition you need to keep the January blues at bay.
 
How To

  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

Sauté together for a few minutes.

  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup cashews

Add to the above mixture, then simmer for about five minutes.

  • 4 cups fresh spinach packed very tight

Add to the above mixture, then blend until smooth.
 
Good For You
 
Low in Calories and Carbohydrates
High in Potassium, Fiber, Iron, Calcium, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C
 
Glorious Grapefruite Marianne Wells Yoga Retreat
 
Glorious Grapefruit
 
This dish looks impressive and delicious to eat!! It’s super easy to make, requiring just a little patience. Best to prep a few hours before enjoying, even up to 24 hours before enjoying. A family tradition classic. When I am not traveling, this is my breakfast fruit. When I am giving a dinner party, this is my pre-dessert super easy dinner party treat.
 
How To

  • 1 grapefruit

Cut each grapefruit section apart, then peel away the pith (white layer) from each

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Sprinkle sugar onto grapefruit cut sections just before serving – this leaves a sugar crystal crunch

  • Optional Add-on’s – 1 T pistachios coarsely chopped, or, 1 T pomegranate seeds

 
Good For You
 
Low in Calories and Carbohydrates
High in Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C

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