Lisa Wilson CHC
TIP #1. BLENDING RAW "SOUPS" in the Vitamix, or another high speed blender. It is really simple to do. Just put your fresh veggies & spices into the vitamix, and blend. High speed blenders are great, because they have the ability to break seeds, skins & roots down to the cellular level. Therefore, the nutrients are easily digestible. Blending vegetables is also a great way to get nutrients into someone who is having a difficult time digesting raw foods. See books: Rawvolution, Raw Food, Real World, etc for recipes. Also see: http://therawfoodinstitute.com for great recipes & snack ideas.
This Raw Chili Recipe is delicious! Made with sprouted lentils, ripe tomatoes, and complimenting spices.
TIP # 2. GO 'HIGH RAW' IN THE WINTER MONTHS. If you are not in a healing crisis (which might require all the enzymes you can get), a high, or 'mostly' raw program may be right & appropriate for you! People often enjoy something warm in the belly, just before bed, or at dinner time. You might try a water saute of steamed asparagus, some lentil soup or even some steamed brussel sprouts. Each of these are delicious topped with sea salt, pepper, dulse flakes or tumeric.
TIP # 3. DRINK MEDICINAL WARMING TEA! 3 Immortals is one of my favorites. I mix: 1 tsp of the reishi tea, 1/4 tsp of raw honey & 1/3 cup fresh almond milk. Blend & enjoy. To order: http://www.mcssl.com/store/therawfoodinstitute/supplements/3-immortals-ormus-tea-reishi-shilajit-ormus. Other great teas are: cat's claw, pau d arco, green tea, white tea, yerba mate, dragon herb teas and more!
Winter is the time to go inward. Hibernate, if you will.... Build a fire, curl up with a good book, take a long winter walk, spend some time in silence & go to bed early! Take a little time to spoil yourself silly. Do a self pedicure, some deep stretches & breathing, do some skin brushing & follow that up with a long, warm bath.
All of this reflection & goal setting will set you up to achieve your goals in the months to come!
You are amazing.... treat yourself accordingly!