April 2012

Hola gorgeous souls!

I wanted to share with you a SNEAK PEEK of the kind of delicious eating you’ll be doing on the the Radiant Goddess program.

And Imagonna be real with you… I’m especially proud of this one as I invented it a couple of weeks ago + it’s been a roaring success with everyone who has om-nommed on it (including my fussy kid, fussy husbo and easy-to-please parentals-in-law!)

This particular one is perfect as a snack… I have it for afternoon tea or supper!

The Make-You-Feel-Good Choc Banana Split Super Simple Ingredients

  • Bananas
  • Raspberries (frozen or fresh is fine)
  • Pecan halves
  • Carob powder

How To Make

  1. Cut the banana in half lengthwise
  2. Adorn with raspberries + pecans
  3. Sprinkle carob powder over the top
  4. OM NOM NOM NOM

Why it makes you feel SO GOOD:

  1. Bananas contain tryptopha, an amino acid that is converted to serotonin, an inhibiting brain neurotransmitter which makes bananas a calming food. Bananas are high in the B-complex vitamins, which are known to have a calming effect on the nervous system.
  2. Also loaded with potassium, with sounds like potato, but RADDER.
  3. Totally delish AND amazingly nutritious… who knew you could have BOTH hey?

Enjoy the scrumptiousness, dear soul!

May health + radiance be yours!

love,

 

P.S. A reminder: the Radiant Goddess program begins in just a couple of days… for a complete mind-body-spirit transformation, make sure you join in!

How To Eat To Feel Better

by Leonie Dawson on April 25, 2012

 

Hi gorgeous ones,

Do you ever feel like eating whenever you feel sad, hormonal or emotional?

And then be all “OMG EMOTIONAL EATING! SO BAD!”

Here’s a ridunkulously wild, revolutionary new thought for you:

You don’t have to beat up on yourself for it.

You CAN actually eat to feel better.

Food can be our medicine.

 

How I Changed My Mindset

I remember the moment of the illumination.

I was beating up on myself for being an emotional eater.

And then I realised:

the problem isn’t that I want to eat.

The problem is what I eat when I feel that way.

I find that often when I feel anxious, shaky, emotional or light-headed it’s because I haven’t eaten good quality foods that day… I’ve just skipped along nibbling here and there. So my energy levels will be unbalanced

Just like tonight: I felt skittish and hormonal. At first I tried to write it off as being An Official Cranky Mood (TM), before realising: hang on, I haven’t eaten any good mood-enhancing foods today.

So I grabbed a handful of pecan nuts and a giant mug of herbal tea.

In the space of ten minutes I transformed from a sadcakes-who-wanted-to-spend-the-evening-in-bed to a bubbly yahoo happily burbling along, dancing to The Voice/Australia’s Got Talent/Glee/whatever musically themed show is going onnnn.

From :( to :D to 10 minutes.

Thanks happy-making pecans!

(Pecans are seratonin-enhancers… just like what depression medication does! Upliftment of the seratonin = awesome!)

 

Nature is here to heal you

What if you are being called to eat because you are meant to be soaking up nutrients + healing love from mama earth?

What if part of what your soul is needing is some deep grounding, care of physical love that’s been born from a tree, or out of the earth?

We’d be as happy as butterflies harvesting the nectar from flowers.

I love knowing just how deeply healing + powerful food can be as medicine for our spirits and bodies.

 

What To Eat To Feel Better

There are SO many foods that are mood enhancers…

 

I’m always so amazed at the difference food medicine can make to healing + reviving my body, mind + spirit. It’s just such a mega blessing + I’m so excited to keep learning more + more, refining more + more, glowing more + more.

 

Yipee-yai-yo-kaiiii-yay!!!!

 

love + shininess + radiance!

 

Are you ready to experience a mind-body-spirit transformation?

Get deeper + closer to nature’s medicine of food + be healed…

Find a radiant way to live…

Join the Radiant Goddess ecourse!

Hola gorgeous souls!

I wanted to share with you a SNEAK PEEK of one of the deeeeeeelish, divine, nutritious recipes from the Radiant Goddess program.

This particular one is one part breakfast – one part dessert – one part any-time sweet treat that’s ridunkuslously healthy for you.

When to eat Radiant Chia Pudding

  • Breakfast – makes the perfect porridge replacement (especially in summer!)
  • Afternoon snack
  • Instead of dessert
  • Any dang time you have the urge!

Ingredients

  • Shredded coconut
  • Bananas
  • Berries
  • Chia seeds (I use the black and white combo)
  • Carob powder (or cacao powder if you prefer)
  • Honey or agave nectar to sweeten

 

How To Make

  1. Blend half a banana with a cup of water (this makes banana milk… you can also use almond milk instead)
  2. Combine with a tablespoon of carob powder and 1/3 cup of chia seeds
  3. Set aside for 15 minutes or so. The banana milk + chia will combine to make a gel – kinda like tapioca pudding. You can also make it up the night beforehand and pop in the fridge for breakfast.
  4. Stir in coconut. Chop up rest of banana and place banana slices + berries on top. Drizzle agave nectar over top to sweeten.

Why it’s so incredible

  1. Holy guacamole it’s flipping delicious!!!
  2. It’s an instant-energy-pick-me-up.
  3. Chia seeds are amazing little seeds, packed with nutrients, high in omega 3 fatty acids, rich in fiber, and they helps to slow the release of carbs/sugar into the bloodstream (so YAY! no sugar spike! Just wholesome old-fashioned body-nurturing!)

Enjoy the scrumptiousness, dear soul!

May health + radiance be yours!

love,

 

P.S. A reminder: the Radiant Goddess program begins in six days!