Pumpkin Spice Immunity Bowl & a Tea Talk

Good morning!! I’ve been dying to sit down for a cup of tea and write a post about life and everything going on in the world. Well, I’m not going to write about what’s going on. I’m so tired of opinions and divided ideas about everything from politics to the virus. I’m over it. I want to live again. Like, a normal life. Just a little bit.

As the year winds down, I’m sure everyone is feeling a combination of one or all of the following feels: relief, overwhelm, fear of what’s next, excitement about what’s next maybe??

I’m not fearful. I don’t do that anymore. A little overwhelmed, definitely. I’m relieved to see each day come and go as things are so uncertain, but I’m not hating on 2020 as a whole. I’m also pretty excited about the next year and all that follow. That’s what gratitude does for ya. It makes any situation, not only bearable, but blissful. Even when it’s far from perfect.

I don’t want to talk publishing a book, graduating YTT or what a fabulous year of chaos it was in my house. What I want to talk about is how I created my own reality by getting my yoga on and meditating with intentions to bring all of this to fruition on my own timeline. I’d never be so delusional or ridiculous as to say I manifested a world pandemic so I could spend more time healing my fucked up head, but I will say that in 2018 I posted that come 2020 I wouldn’t be punching a time clock. I haven’t punched into my job since November. I’m not sure at this point that I ever will again. Things are so very uncertain in our industry. It saddens me because even though I don’t always love working for someone, I happen to really like my job.

I was in a different situation in 2018. I hated my job and I was convinced I’d never be appreciated enough by any employer to continue working for anyone but me.

Part of high vibes, doing your work and trusting the Universe is that she figures shit out for you. You don’t need to sit around worrying about “how” or “when”. You only have to set the intentions and take real steps to get it done.

For me, part of all that has to do with food. The Universe doesn’t respond well to those who don’t respect themselves. Period. What we eat is the most accurate measure of how much we respect ourselves.

This immunity bowl is a perfect example of whole, clean, healing food. It combines smooth pumpkin, frozen banana and pear, but I put lots of ginger and turmeric in there for boosting immunity. The crunchy, ginger granola, chia seeds, pecans and shredded coconut added texture, while the fresh banana slices gave it a little more substance and yum factor.

I’ll be whipping up lots of these in the years to come. I’m totally not giving up the Sunday splurges that you all get the recipes for, but I am on a mission of longevity, and it’s probably safe to assume by the amount of reactions these pics got, others are too.

If you have fruit in your freezer, smoothie bowls are a quick and filling meal that really makes you feel good from the inside out.

Grab your blender.

What You Need:

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1/2 can organic pumpkin

1/2 frozen banana

1/2 c frozen diced pear

3/4 c almond milk

1 Tbsp ground flax meal

1/2 inch turmeric

1/2 inch ginger root

1 Tbsp chia seeds

1 Tbsp shredded coconut

2 Tbsp granola

1/2 fresh banana sliced

1 Tbsp chopped pecans

What You Do:

Just add it all to the blender up to the ginger root.

Whip it on the “blend” setting, but not for too long. You want it thick.

Pour it in a bowl and top with remaining items.

Isn’t that beautiful?? I almost didn’t want to eat it. Oh, but I did!! Twice!!

I was so hungry after a long run one afternoon, and I enjoyed this with a chicken salad wrap…

I know. It really was ridiculous, but amazing at the same time. I only consumed half of each and I was soooo satisfied for soooo long.

I’ll keep this post short since there’s just not a lot to write about today. I’m in hermit and introvert mode, doing my best to relax before the craziness of my new year hits. I say “my” new year because I have no idea how crazy yours will be!! I’m hoping it’s only as wild as you want it.

I don’t know if I’ll have any more recipes for you this year, but you will be seeing much more of me in 2021. I have a feeling there will be much to talk about.

Stay warm and immune, Cookers. I love ya!!



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