Nutritious Self Care

Intuitively I’ve received messages that we could all use some warming spice and herbs.

With the shifting of the universe and the way the weather has been in many areas we are in need of some nutritious self care.

This goes along with all the self love messages I’ve been getting all week.  It’s good to just sit with yourself (or your family) and enjoy.

Also spiritually with our bodies shifting and releasing the old it releases toxins.  All these spices aid in that.

It’s always important to keep up with our nutrition.

Here is a list of ones that strongly came to me.

Cumin

An earthy spice, very grounding but also connected to divinity. It is native to Egypt.  It is highly nutritious and also used for inflammation and aids in digestion
Purifies your system in a loving way.

Cayenne

It is rich in vitamin C and  also cleanses and detoxifies.  It’s color red is very soothing to the soul.

Cinnamon

It is a divine spice aids in digestion which can sometimes get sluggish especially around this time of year.
This super food is very high in antioxidants.  When it is consumed regularly it can give you a beautiful glow on your skin as well as aiding in inflammation This spice also dates back to Egypt.

Ginger

It is a very grounding spice which improves circulation and aids in inflammation.  It also improves brain function.
Importantly is allows you to better absorb nutrients into your body.

Garlic

Contains selenium which is an important mineral necessary to all functions of the body.
It is a great source of manganese and vitamin B6 and also a great source of vitamin C
B6 is important to the brain and nervous system.  It aids in mental energy, clarity and motivation as well as allowing better sleep quality.
It also improves circulation.

Holy Basil

This powerful herb is used for over all wellness.
It also helps with pain and inflammation, reduces stress and protects the immune system.
I love making it as a tea.  I found the brand Organic India’s “Sweet Rose” tea to be very soothing.  It’s a magical tea that uplifts the mood and balances energy levels.  It’s very nurturing to the mind body spirit and soul.

I am adding a simple recipe to try.

3/4 cup water
1/2 cup white jasmine rice
1/2 can of chickpeas
chopped white onion
1/2 chopped large yellow pepper
tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground ginger

Saute the chopped onion and pepper in coconut or olive oil till tender.  Add Water, Rice, Cumin and Ginger & stir.  Add chickpeas.  Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 15min.  Remover from heat covered for 10min.  Stir and add some sea salt.

Any color pepper can be used however yellow aids in self love and  being the color of the solar plexus chakra it assists in Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence, Self-Respect, self compassion and empowerment.  It is also good for the stomach, liver, intestines, skin.

Onions are grounding. They are also a good source of antioxidant flavonoid quercetin, which has anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-diabetic properties.
Onions are also good in the B-complex group of vitamins also containing B-6 which helps keep up GABA levels in the brain aiding in working against neurotic conditions.

I find Jasmine Rice to be intoxicating.  It’s a very soothing rice with many nutritional benefits.

Think about eating and drinking your tea by candlelight while reflecting on the nutrition it is giving your body.  Feel it in every cell.
Allow it all to enhance your senses.

Angelic Above ~ Heather Maria Photography

I hope you have enjoyed this post.  If it resonates with you in any way please pass it on to assist in reaching others who might not see it and might enjoy it as well.
Let’s all live a better healthier life, mind, body, spirit and soul.
~Heather Maria

3 thoughts on “Nutritious Self Care

  1. Happily shared to my personal page. So enjoyed learning more about these spices from you. I use cardamon in my coffee every morning to alkalize it.

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    1. As I sit here reading this I am enjoying a cup of green tea with turmeric and ginger, my daily afternoon drink during the winter when my joints are definitely not happy with the weather outside. I am a firm believer that the plant world is our best pharmacy. Thanks so much for the recipe. I can’t wait to try it, sounds yummy and soothing!

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  2. I am definitely a warming spice type of person as well, Heather. I prefer curry to oregano and use paprika as one of my main spices in cooking. Although I don’t do well with onion and garlic, I do love ginger and have been adding cayenne to my morning hot water and lemon drink. Thanks for sharing this wonderful warming spices and more about their health benefits too!

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