I have experienced some lack in appetite recently, due to stress and sleep deprivation. If I do research on the food that I’m going to eat and see how much good it will make I find it easier to get an appetite. I try to find healthy nutrient packed food that gives me the energy that I need to get through the day, and then I take the time to learn about the benefits of the item.
Today I made one of Clementine’s favourite dishes; penne pasta with ‘cheese’ and nutritional yeast and boiled broccoli stems. I took away half of the broccoli and saved it for my detoxifying salad bowl.
For the bowl, I used:
- Kale that I massaged in nutritional yeast which is a deactivated yeast. It contains fifteen minerals such as phosphorus and minerals like zinc, iron and chromium. Chromium in turn contains the Glucose Tolerance Factor which works with insulin in the body to bring down high blood sugar levels. And in addition to the yeast I used fresh lemon juice, some raw coconut oil and a pinch of pink salt.
- Avocado, fresh and creamy. For some reason, we have the best avocados here in London (compare to other European cities, not Costa Rica and such).
- Broccoli stems that I shared with my little sweetie. Boiled until easily chewable and with no added salt or extras.
- Kimchi, one of my favourites. If you haven’t had it, go for it! It’s a traditional Korean side dish made from salted and fermented vegetables, most commonly napa cabbage and Korean radishes, with a variety of seasonings, including gochugaru, scallions, garlic, ginger, and jeotgal. It’s spicy and your guts best friend! The health benefits of kimchi have even been implicated as a food that prevents cancer. Additionally, due to its high cruciferous vegetable content including high detoxifying bio-chemical (isocyanate and sulphide). Kimchi has the ability to detoxify heavy metals in the liver, kidney and small intestine.
Simple as that. I made a healthy, filling and beautiful lunch for myself that didn’t only satisfied my hunger but also helped pushing me towards my goal of a free mind.
Lots of Love