June 29, 2013
Here in Pasadena it’s 80 degrees and it’s only 8am. Yikes!
Don’t worry, I got you covered with this yummy smoothie recipe that will help keep your mind and body cool from the inside out.
Blend all ingredients and drink! Makes 2 servings.
Bananas are known in Eastern nutrition as a cooling food. They are very yin in nature which means they are moist, cold, and will replenish your fluids. In western nutrition they are recognized as being high in potassium and have a modest amount of vitamin C, vitamin B6, and manganese.
Like the banana, avocado is also a cooling fruit and high in potassium. Loaded with fiber, B vitamins, vitamin E, folic acid, and healthy fat, avocados help balance the sugars in the banana giving you a long steady boost of energy.
Cashews are a warmer food which will balance all the cool foods. They are high in magnesium and copper. Copper is an essential element of the anti inflammatory antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) which is needed for energy production.
Packed with a full array of vitamins, and minerals, green grass powders are also cooling and an easy way to get more nutrition in your body. Combined with the high fat content of cashews and avocado this will allow the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, & K in the grass powders to be absorbed by your body.
Mint has been a staple in the middle east and India for thousands of years. Also a natural anti inflammatory herb, it is used to soothe the digestive tract, clear the eyes, and alleviate headaches. Mint tea is refreshing and cooling to your nervous system which means if you are feeling anxious from the heat it can calm your anxiety.
March 23, 2020
December 21, 2019
With a vast drop in temperature, darker skies and rainy days, winter is the most yin of all the seasons. It is associated with the kidney and bladder organs, the color black, the element water, the emotion fear, and salty and bitter flavors.
December 06, 2019
Goji berries are one of the most well known Chinese herbs in the US. Used for over 2000 years in China, they were first mentioned in the Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing, the oldest known book on Chinese herbs in 200 BC. They are prized for their ability to tonify blood and yin without causing stagnation. Consumed daily in China as a food and herbal medicine, goji berries are revered for their anti-aging properties. They are used in many beauty tonics.