Healthy Meal Recipes

I’ve been doing a new way of eating for myself where I eat larger meals 2 times a day, I try to aim for 3 meals but usually the 3rd ends up being like a snack. I eat in between an 8 hour window and then I rest or drink water for a 16 hour window (sometimes it turns out to be 14, and a few times 18). Being on this meal schedule plus doing daily meditation is helping me stay more present and appreciative of the things around me.

I follow several nutritionists and doctors online, which is so awesome that we can do that these days. On youtube I sometimes get suggestions to watch their videos and today I listened to one as I was getting ready to go for a morning walk around my beautiful neighborhood in the Los Angeles hills, and a nutritionist said that it may be a good idea to not have sugar for breakfast. Which is pretty wild because in most of the media since maybe the 1960s, they keep advertising high carb/ high sugar breakfasts to people. (In reality non of these things should affect us if we are vibrating on a super high frequency in the physical, but for some reason these things are affecting us..Luckily I was born in little city in Russia and we were more simple and I guess healthier in the way we lived life, so I was introduced to a more wholesome, less processed way of eating from an early age. (Fashion aside because for some reason the little random city where I was born, everyone is dressed so nicely and fashionably! I was visiting there not long ago and it really inspired me to dress my best even if I am going out to do a quick errand.

Anyways so listening to a short video on nutrition guided me to make this 3 course breakfast!

First thing I do when I wake up is brush my teeth and wash my face and right after drink water, I often add a tiny bit of pink salt or sea salt because salt and water = electrolytes. Then right before my heal I sometimes drink a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar mixed in a cup of water. After all the hydration I made a yummy green juice with: Cucumber, Celery, Parsley, Cilantro, and Lemon. I also made a salad with cucumber, a little bit of celery and cilantro and seasoned it with pink salt, apple cider vinegar, and pumpkin seed oil. I got the pumpkin seed oil in Slovenia, which is said to be super healthy. Then I fried eggs on Ghee or Coconut oil along with tomatoes; I’ve heard from several different sources that heated tomatoes create something called lycopene and it is supposed to be good for you. I definitely feel good eating those yummy warmed up tomatoes from the farmers market. I also sprinkled some arugula (which is a really powerful food), cilantro, and raw organic cheese. (It kinda looks like pizza haha, only the base is protein and not carbohydrates. And after that I made tea with stevia and ate pistachios and cheese as a little dessert.

 

The other day for Dinner I made: Fried zucchini, sweet potatoes, and a yummy green juice. I made it with parsley, cucumber, and celery. This green juice tasted like milk with cinnamon- green juice is magical, it tastes different each time I make it. And lastly I made a smoothie with peanut butter, raw chocolate powder, raw kefir, chia seeds, and stevia; yum. I’ve noticed peanut butter is very satiating. However I’ve noticed that not all peanut butter is created equal, because one brand I tried had some additives, so it was not pure and I think I broke out because of it, however with another brand that only had peanut butter written in the ingredient label makes me feel fine. I think in our world today that is full of media trying to sell us stuff, it is important to do research and read labels. I pray that soon we wont have to be so aware and things on this planet will be fair and all people are treated with love and kindness.

 

 

Beach Vibes

The ocean is soo beautiful again today. I love playing in the water and jumping around with the waves like the children. Sending everyone these awesome beach vibes with sparkling sand cool water and gentle breeze. The ocean makes me feel so good!

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Miracle Botanicals Essential oils

Lots of great products here https://www.miraclebotanicals.com/search.html?Search=patchouli

Check out one of Miracle Botanicals description of one of their essential oils:

“…Patchouli Essential Oil is aged at least three years and delivers a luxurious, deep, and rich aroma. The longer Patchouli essential oil ages, the smoother and deeper the aroma becomes. The sesquiterpene lactone levels also rise with age. Sesquiterpene Lactones deliver oxygen molecules to the cells and can also erase or deprogram miswritten codes in the DNA. The United States Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research Group has been studying Sesquiterpene Lactone for its anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor activity.

Specific Benefits of Patchouli

Mood booster and aphrodisiac… Patchouli essential oil has long been used to relieve emotional pain, increase mental focus, disperse anxiety, and improve mood.

Improving indoor air quality… Thanks to its antimicrobial and antifungal properties, patchouli essential oil is an effective and natural way to stop the health-threatening spread of indoor mold, funguses, spores, and bacteria.
Skincare… Patchouli is also an effective skincare treatment, particularly in skin conditions which involve a bacterial infection or inflammation, such as acne, rashes, or blemishes.
Properties: Antibacterial, Antiemetic, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiphlogistic, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Bactericidal, Carminative, Decongestant, Deodorant, Febrifuge, Laxative, Nervine, Stimulant, Stomachic, Tonic
Patchouli Essential Oil
Simply use a few drops of each of the oils in your home diffuser.
Wrinkle-free Facial Blend:
2 oz. Argan Oil
3 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
Simply mix the essential oils and the argan oil, and apply to clean, dry skin in the morning and before bed.
Natural Perfume:
35 drops Vetiver
30 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
Mix the oils together and apply to your wrists, neck, or any other part of your body for a mysterious and scintillating natural fragrance.”

Meditation

Omg meditation is so awesome. I’ve had a twitchy left eyelid for the past month or 2, and during meditation I realized that I was just tensing it up!? Like what?? Lol who flexes their eyelids? Meditation is really helping me discover stress and tension in my body that I didn’t notice. It’s so strange how we go about our stressful days without fully checking in with our bodies. Wow. So now I’m able to stop the twitching eyelid by focusing on my left eye, relaxing it, and then my eye is back to normal within seconds! Meditation is also helping me sense and see my twin flame energetically more, so that’s good.

I can’t believe I’ve neglected meditation all these years, especially after having such an amazing experience at a 5 hour meditation class at the university of Chicago. The last 2 days I’ve meditated was for 30 mins, 20, and 5. I’m definitely liking the longer ones but the shorter meditation is still great for a quick check in. Meditation is making me feel optimistic. I hope feeling so good after how I feel from meditation lasts. Right after a short meditation I had such a cool vision of my twin flame lookin’ all fine. Haha. And then had great dreams. Lovin’ it!

From a meditation training I recently did: “many people’s favorite type of meditation is focusing on compassion. And today teachers suggest that if you practice only one type of meditation, to practice compassion, because this is what the world needs more of now. In a traditional loving-kindness meditation, send these phrases of compassion to yourself or to a loved one, a ‘neutral’ person in your life whose name you may not even know, a slightly difficult person, or to all living beings, animals, and Gods creations alive today. It could be powerful to send compassion to one, or several types of people. This is a great way for people to use the good energy they’ve built up towards creating more compassion in the world…”

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Powerful Practices

Some things that I found to be very healing for powerful health and wellness is

Reiki

Meditation

Green Juice (example made fresh with cucumber, celery, cilantro, parsley, oregano, ginger, and lemon- So yummy).

Movement in variety like dancing, walking, lifting.

Drinking water and focusing on mostly eating pure fresh with lots of raw vegetables.

 

Amazing Ocean

It’s such a beautiful day at the ocean. The sunshine is warm and the WATER is cool and calm. I was just in there for at least 30 mins or maybe more. I am not sure if today is just an extra beautiful day or if I’m more in awe with the beach today because I’ve returned to my mindfulness, breathing meditation practice again after some years. Wow, the sand at this Los Angeles beach is golden sparkly! I think there’s mica in it. IN the evening sun, I remember these sparkles LOOK silver, but right now they look golden. The water is cold but in a good way. I dived under water several times and when I noticed my body getting cold I got out and stayed in the water up to my waste, and then up to my knees, and ankles, slowly walking out of the water as it helped me heal my legs with a water massage and cool water for my ankle that got hurt last month. The ocean waves are so fun and awesome, each one is different; some feel super gentle, others stronger; smoother. Sometimes a larger wave would bring in a lot more water to shore and when I would be standing in water up to my hips, it can rise all the way up to my neck. Now the waves are all calm 🙂 Some days these waves were so powerful that they made me do a full legs over head tumble. The water is so sparkly and beautiful too right now, it’s with silver sparkles. When I was standing the ocean, I saw waves pick my the sparkly sand and make the water full of tiny golden sparkles. When the ocean waves rise and curve, they become more transparent and emerald color. I’m so excited to do a 40 minute meditation at the beach! I brought plenty of white clothing to cover up with so that I don’t over do it in the sun; I love being on this soft sparkly sands beach most of the day.

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8/16 plan

I’ve been at it with this intermittent fasting for over 2 weeks and it’s definitely working. I don’t like that it’s called fasting because you eat during the day, you just eat during an 8 hour window. For example, last time I ate something was yesterday at 9pm, so then today the first meal was at 2pm. Usually I have a 14 hour rest from food but today ended up being longer.(nutritionists and trainers say that it needs to be more than 12 hours. The 8/16 is the most recommended but as long as it’s over a 12 hour break, the cleanse is working. Apparently it takes the body 12 hours to fully digest food and once its done doing that, then the body begins to focus on healing, balancing, and restoring. A nutritionist on YouTube that I’m following says to eat the same amount in a smaller time period, but personally I’m noticing that I’m eating less. (In an interview with Jessica Alba that I read, she says weight loss is basically a balance between calories in and calories out- so my weight loss can be the result of that as well.) However, I’m not eating less on purpose but my stomach shrank so I get full faster, which is pretty cool because my grocery expenses are less. I used to have to go to the grocery store 2 or 3 times a week but now once is enough. The main reason I started doing this way of eating is to balance hormones. With a healthy hormone balance we are not only fit physically but also we sleep better and our skin is beautiful, and we are more calm an happy. Besides very noticeable fat loss, I’m also noticing more mental clarity. With that said, it’s still important to eat healthy and exercise. The  last few weeks I’ve been eating eggs, cheese, potatoes, kefir, strawberries, cucumbers, tomatoes, cilantro, pumpkin seeds, peanut butter, coconut oil, beef, chicken, parsley, zucchini, almonds, pistachios, cacao smoothies with protein and collagen powder, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and vitamin C gummies. All organic and pasture raised. I’ve been taking Barre and Pilates classes as well as weightlifting. I also walk everywhere. So far so good…

I love watching trainers work out themselves; They do all these unique moves with the equipment. I’ve been going strong with this intermittent “fasting”(to me it is another form of meditation where I self discipline myself to not let cravings control my actions and nourish my body during actual sit down meals. Where in the past I would snack because I was bored, which I believe is a type of emotional eating. Emotions are best soothed with meditation and a healthy lifestyle routine. I was very skeptical when a trainer told me to workout on an empty stomach, but once I got passed the mental hurdle and fear of losing muscle and actually did it, turns out my body likes it.It feels really good and tingly to weight lift, just no more than 40 mins, and then I eat something healthy immediately after.