Hi this is Tsubaki!
Some of you may already know. We started our Kriya Yoga sessions on a monthly basis starting July, 2019! After performing our cleansing techniques, we enjoy herbal tea and recharge with our homemade energetic breakfast! Our next Kriya Yoga will be on Sat, Oct 26th from 6:30 AM! Please check our Events Page for more details!
Today, I’ll be introducing Carrot and Ginger Vegan Cake recipe, one we enjoyed in our previous Kriya Yoga.
Carrot and Ginger Vegan Cake!
① Ginger Batter
② Carrot Batter
③ For Both Batters
This green protein smoothie is super easy and great for any time of day. Especially in the morning after your yoga practice or workout. The ingredients might surprise you but blend them together and you get a very very tasty and healthy drink.
I hope you enjoy!
1 cup of Almond milk (depends on how thick you like your smoothies)
1 banana (frozen is nice, but not necessary)
A hand full of spinach or Kale
A tbs spoon of peanut butter
The other day, I conducted a four-day juice cleanse. The purpose of the cleanse was not to lose weight, but to rest my digestive system. I tried out one of my favorite juice bar, Trueberry’s cold pressed juice.
We replace our meals with 5 bottles of cold pressed juice a day. (We can drink water, warm water and herb tea throughout this cleanse.)
I felt drowsy throughout the 4 days. Depending on the person, some may experience headaches, lightheadedness and dizziness, but for me it was sleepiness. Nevertheless, my body felt extremely light and didn’t have any trouble with my yoga practice.
During the cleanse, I didn’t have to worry about what to eat next, my groceries, cooking time, eating time or cleaning time. I felt that I had a lot of time on hand. Generally, we spend a lot of our day thinking about our meals and activities around it.
From day 5, I started my recovery meal.
We have to keep in mind that recovery meal period should last as long as your cleanse days.
We slowly start off with porridge or plain miso soup. I had the most difficult time during this stage. At the end of my recovery meal phase, I found myself being very picky about my food. I was being sensitive about the things I consumed.
Things I want to keep in mind about my future cleanse!
1. It’s important to set up your schedule before and after your cleanse.
As mentioned above, recovery meal is part of your cleanse so it’s important to keep in mind the recovery days as well. Before you start your cleanse, it’ll be better to reduce the volume of your meals. In my case, I avoided eating out and had a vegetarian based diet.
2. Keep your options open.
Since it was my first time, I added in Almond Milk (not necessarily juice) as one of my juice choice. Almond Milk gives a sense of fullness, which was a good choice on the first day.
3. Allow some leeway in your schedule.
It’s possible to conduct the cleanse whether it be your days off or not. However, we have to keep in mind that every movement becomes very slow throughout this time. For example, I would get on the escalator at the train stations instead of walking up the stairs, or my walking pace would be very slow. It’ll be better to schedule your appointments with plenty of time before and after.
Everything written here are my own thoughts through my personal experiences.
We are made up of what we eat.
“Eat not for your tongue, but for your mind and body.”
Notice what makes up your body, how your body consumes energy, and how we spend our time eating.
Just like we choose our clothes, we also have the choice of food we consume.
With this in mind, I wish for your lovely dietary habit.
This green detox smoothie if great for any time of day. Especially in the morning before or after your yoga practice or work. All the ingredients are individually great for your health and combining them all together creates a power drink. I think!
This drink will make you feel good inside and out and will boost your immune system so you’ll stay strong and healthy and avoid getting sick.
I hope you enjoy!
1 Cup of water or a little more (depends on how thick you like your smoothies)
1 or 2 celery sticks
1 cucumber (with skin-give you more fiber)
½ and apple (with skin- more fiber)
1/3 cup o f frozen or fresh pineapple
a small piece of ginger root (depends how much you like ginger) Without the skin
One whole lemon
If you let the drink sit for too long make sure to stir the drink before you continue drinking it.
For the summer!
If you like your smoothies cold, I recommend precutting all the ingredients and freeze them over night. Then when you blend, it comes out nice and cold.
In case you have a small blender, leave the frozen ingredient sitting in the blender for ten minutes for them to soften and avoid breaking the blender.
So you can put ALL the ingredients in the blender, get ready for work or practice, come back blend and drink!