Grounding, Warming & Sweet Concoctions To Aid With Cravings2
January 19, 2014 by Living Girl Living Foods
The chilly winter season can be a true test of determination, controlling ones cravings, and staying true to oneself. Listening in to what our bodies are actually trying to share with us with these cravings that we blame for bloating, weight gain, moodiness, feeling sleepy or whatever other ailments. It’s truly up to us.
When you have a craving think about where this is coming from.
Is this a reaction to an emotion? Loneliness? Literally trying to shove down emotions? Do you crave sweets because of stressful situations that give you the idea that you deserve a reward? Not eating can also be a reaction to feeling down, stressed, and not good enough to deserve food. It can be a vicious relationship if we choose.
Foods that are orange have the tendency to aid us in feeling grounded, safe, to help make better choices and build a healthy foundation. Today I will be sharing recipes for grounding, warming, and sweet concoctions, these sensations, colors, feelings, are important for our mood and to make choices from a more sound space. May be this all sounds a bit too new age but if you give it a try or keep a journal of your thoughts and eating habits throughout the day I can guarantee you will see a correlation.
Grounding Turmeric Coconut Milk Recipe
Meat from one young Thai coconut
1 teaspoon turmeric or more
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
A dash of cayenne, nutmeg, ground ginger
1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon coconut nectar depending on your taste buds
1/2 cup or possibly more of your preferred water, this will completely depend on your blender and how wet/dry the coconut meat is
Blend until completely smooth and if you would like this warm please feel free to add a few tablespoons of hot water
This can be made into a milk or pudding according to how much water you use!
Golden Beet Carrot Juice Recipe
1 medium golden beet, peeled
3 carrots, peeled
2 oranges, peeled
1/2 lemon, with rind ONLY if organic please
Quarter of a lime, with rind ONLY if organic please
3 celery sticks
1/2 inch to an inch of ginger and turmeric (peeled)
Juice and add…
A dash of ground cinnamon! YUM 😀
The sacral area, pelvis, is a source for letting our emotions flow. I think during the holidays, winter, the snow, this area seems to get backed up. There are all these emotions that we are blocking yet we keeping building up more and more emotions without releasing. This area is called the Sacral Chakra in the spiritual and healing community, it helps with our body awareness and aids us in our sense of strength and grounding in the physical body. The Sacral Chakra works on an instinctive level; warns us of danger and gives us access to our emotional intuition.
Women especially have the tendency of storing emotions here, a good example is when someone walks and if they let their hips have a little freedom and flow or if they walk slightly robotic.
Golden, orange foods can aid with this for both physical and mental aspects of life. Even seeing these colors or having this shades around can change someone’s mood. For me personally it makes me want to smile, it gives a sensation of warmth without even having to consume anything, my eyes and heart feel awakened.
I guess we all have our color that makes us go goo-goo ;-)!
I hope this helps anyone will the post holiday blues, munchies, and overall confusion of emotions. Wishing you all the best! Thank you dearly for taking the time to stop by my site. Much love ❤ and raw power 😉
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This winter I have gained 18 pounds and it’s defiantly due to many of the above reasons you listed. I made a decision to work through the hunger and detox my body, I have some knowledge but one of the blogs I thought about was yours, to look up recipes, you still have amazing ideas and a great site! Right now I’m drinking lemon wedges in water (throughout) the day to help detox my intestine. I am not strong enough to go RAW or vegetarian but I have ambition to go healthy, I’m craving fruits and vegetables so I am going to look up some stuff here. Great post by the way! Going to try the beet carrot juice! 🙂