This day marks the most 'yin within yin' time of year in Chinese Medicine. Yin is cooling, it is darkness, it is mystery. 'Yin within yin' marks a time to slow down, go inward, rest. A time to explore our inner world - our intuition, the more subtle layers in our body and psyche. A time to honour night, to honour darkness, to honour stillness. A time to pause, now, and wonder in awe at the the mysterious and quiet force that connects us all.
May you remember the flame that exists in the heart, even on the coldest of nights. May you feel the roots of the earth, wherever you are. May you breathe your way through darkness, and be guided by love, towards a new year.
Please stay safe, warm, and healthy over the holidays, and we'll see you in 2018.
The holidays can be filled to the brim with carbohydrates, so here's a ketogenic kitchen creation that I made and want to share with you - to keep you feeling FULL & FESTIVE this season!
Chinese Medicine Bonus Points: Healthy fats like coconut milk & sesame seeds & chia help to nourish our yin. Psyllium helps drain 'dampness' from the body. Aromatic peppermint helps lift the energy of the spleen & stomach, as well as regulate the liver. Translation? A breakfast that's great for digestion & calming the nervous system!
I hope you enjoy.
Full fat coconut milk - 1/3 can - 1/2 can
3 tbsp whole chia seeds
2 tsp unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop collagen protein (approx. 2 tsp)
1 tsp psyllium husks
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
few drops organic peppermint extract
topping: coconut flakes, sesame seeds, cacao nibs
Grab a mason jar.
Put the chia in the jar.
In a blender, mix the other ingredients. Pour into mason jar.
Give it a little stir to mix in the chia seeds.
Sprinkle on the toppings.
Refrigerate overnight - and it's ready for breakfast in the morning!
Author: Laura Burns
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