Recipes

Enjoy these recipes designed to "Feed Your Inner Rainbow".

Nature fuels our Chakras with color energy. Your environment and what you eat, think and do has an energy value that directly impacts your health and vitality. Food has both a nutritional and energy value. Foods that are fresh from the garden have the most color energy and supply you with the most vitality; whereas eating foods that are highly processed will diminish your energy. Negative energy depletes your subtle energy body which in turn diminishes the energy being fed to the associated organs and endocrine glands. Prolonged exposure to negative energy is the true cause for dis-ease. Feed your Chakras with the color energy from Nature and you will be healthier on all levels.

HONEY NUT PEACH GLOW MASK

Peaches, one of nature’s perfect foods, can do wonders for your complexion. Peaches are good to eat and to use topically as well. High in nutrients, especially Carotenoids which are essential for a healthy heart and eyes, they provide a powerful blend of antioxidants for skin and body. They can smooth fine lines and wrinkles, unclog pores, fight blemishes, lighten age spots, and soften the skin. Peaches' natural alpha hydroxy acids gently exfoliate dead skin while the mouth watering aroma offers a sensory indulgence. Use this recipe, which is good for all skin types, to brighten your skin and to improve its tone.

Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:

½ ripe, juicy peach

1 tsp honey – not crystallized

1 – 2 Tbs of ground almonds (approximately 6 – 8 unsalted raw almonds)

1+ Tbs oat bran or oat flour (to thicken as needed)

Directions:

1. Grind a few almonds to sand-like consistency in a coffee grinder (not used for coffee).

2. Peel the skin off the peach, cut it into small chunks and mash with a fork in a clean bowl.

3. Add the honey, oat bran and almond powder to the peach and blend to a creamy consistency.

4. Apply with your fingers and massage onto clean skin, working in small circles while avoiding the eye area.

5. Leave on for 5 – 10 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Please note: This recipe varies depending on the juiciness of the peach and the thickness of the honey. If the mixture is too runny, add more oat bran/flour to make a soft paste that will stay on the skin and not run off the face.

GEMSTONE DRINK - PEACH JULEP

Did you know that the peach is a member of the rose family and related to cherries, plums, apricots, and almonds?

It is also my favorite fruit! The juicy, fuzzy ones are the best....where the juice rolls down your chin and onto your shirt when you take a bite. This type of peach is rare to find these days. In fact, it seems like any "ripe" peach is rare to find...so when I do, I Peach it up. This past week has been about everything Peachy. Not only are they tasty...they are good for us. Learn why peaches are so Chakralicious and then enjoy one of my favorite "Gemstone" drink recipes.

In addition to having a nutritional value, food also has an energy value. Fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden, ripened by the sun’s rays, provide you with the most vital life force energy. Phytonutrients are certain organic components of plants that are believed to promote human health and well-being. One of the most well-known groups of phytonutrients is carotenoids, which are commonly found in the red, orange, and yellow pigments of fruits and vegetables (like peaches). Carotenoids are associated with protection against some cancers, heart disease, and age-related macular degeneration.

Peaches – along with carrots, mangoes, oranges, apricots, pumpkins, and tangerines – aid in the proper flow of energy in the second chakra, which is located two inches below the naval. Known as the sacral chakra, the second chakra is associated with female energy, the skin, kidneys, bladder, and female reproductive organs. In color healing, the color peach represents gentle strength, harmony, empathy and the desire to BE yourself.

Fresh peaches
• contain vitamins A and C
• are rich in potassium
• aid in the stimulation of digestive juices
• have diuretic and laxative properties
• add color to the complexion

This summer, take advantage of this succulent fruit with a cool glass of Peach Julep.

Gemstone beverage - Peach Julep

Peach Julep Ingredients
Assorted Polished Gemstones
2 Ripe Peaches
1 Lime
Fresh Mint Sprigs
¼ Cup Honey (optional)

Directions
1. Place gemstones in the bottom of a clear pitcher and fill with ice.
2. Peel one peach, removing the pit. Blend with 2 cups water in a blender.
3. Add honey to taste if additional sweetener is desired.
4. Pour mixture over ice, add water to fill pitcher and stir.
5. Slice a lime and a second peach, leaving the skin intact. Place into beverage.
6. Garnish with mint sprigs, pour and enjoy!

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