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How to Increase your Vibration with Conscious Eating + 3 Easy High Vibrational Meals

As conscious beings, we are aware of the importance of quality food and drink. We are aware of how different foods impact not only our physical body but our light body as well. Therefore we are picky about what we consume; aka the people who spend $16 on an organic açai bowl instead of a 5$ fast food meal, thats sometimes us. This article will unpack the importance of conscious consumption and offer 3 simple and energy rich recipes for keeping your vibration high.







We are all connected spiritually by energy. The earth, animals, plants and other human beings all exchange and share life force energy through various forms of interaction. Lighter energy blooms from plants, nature, and positive meditation/ affirmation, where as heavier energies can stem from things such as unnatural, highly processed products, negative emotions; such as fear and control and negative thought patterns.


"We become what we think about and we are what we eat". - Roger Dufau


There are ways to raise your vibration through sustaining a certain workout regimen, meditation practices, nature therapy or simply following your intuition to whatever it craves. However, a major life-changing practice is beginning to shift your perspective towards food and eating and no longer viewing food as an act of entertainment or pleasure..




Eating an organic apple picked fresh off the tree during its natural harvest season has much more high vibrational life-force than a Kiwi which is filled with pesticides, grown out of season in a green house in Florida, and travelled over 100k to reach your local grocery store. Once we realize the natural design our earth has and the healing powers the food which comes from it has, we realize we have all that we need.


It is not wrong to say the contemporary North-American world can make it hard for us to eat healthy and consciously. Societal structures and culture sometimes mold us into practicing habits and ways of living which may not be best for our mind, body and spirit.





Why do we go for wings and poutine every other Tuesday with our oldest friends from high school? Because thats just what we do. You take seconds on extra sugary and creamy desserts from your Grandma because you love her endlessly. And we drink a little (lot) more than we should during the Christmas holiday's because growing up thats what you saw. There are aspects of our culture that sometimes make keeping our bodies and spirits healthy a hard task. There is an entire industry built around the experience of eating, and not all of it is health conscious. We are shifting into a time where buying local, organic, seasonal and mindful is becoming more of a norm, but on days when you're rushing from business meeting to meeting, or celebrating and having food act as a part of entertainment, it can still be very difficult.


Below are 3 simple and effective meals for combatting the challenge of conscious consumption for yourself, your loved ones and communities.



3 High Vibrational Meals


1. Tex-Mex 3 Bean Potatoe Salad

sourced from: ilovevegan.com


This salad can be a great side for family events, bbq's and picnics. This creation is also a great one to have in the books for fall and winter months considering the main seasonal ingredients, connecting you to the earth while also being very flavourful and satisfying.


Prep time: 45 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes


Ingredients

one 454 g package of The Little Potato Company's 'Onion Medley' or 'Garlic Herb' Oven | BBQ Ready kit

1/3-1/2 cup grilled corn (approx. 1 ear)

1/2 cup chopped green/red/orange pepper

2 tbsp finely chopped red onion (soaked in water)

1/4 cup green onion, sliced

1/2 cup kidney beans, drained

1/2 cup black beans, drained

1/2 cup chickpeas, drained

1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped )

Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette

2 tbsp water

2 tbsp canola oil

2 tbsp lime juice (add more to taste)

2 tsp sriracha

1 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt


Instructions

Prepare the potatoes: Preheat oven to 450F. Slice potatoes in half, add the Onion Medley seasoning packet, drizzle with a generous amount of olive oil and stir well.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the seasoned potatoes evenly over the sheet.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Cool before slicing potatoes in half again (so each piece is a quarter of a potato.)

Set aside. Whisk together all dressing ingredients.

Pour the grilled corn, bell pepper, red onion, green onion, kidney beans, black beans, chickpeas and cilantro into a bowl and stir in the dressing.

Add the chopped roasted potatoes just before serving.


2. Classic Acai Bowl

sourced from: Bakerita.com


This tropical staple is actually quite simple to recreate in your own ktichen space. With minimal foundational ingredients you can build a nutrient rich dish and add whatever intuitive toppings you wish.


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: n/a



Ingredients

1 handful frozen berry mix or fresh if available

1 banana

1 pack acai puree (or 2 tsp of acai powder with 3-4 crushed ice cubes)

3-4 tbsp rolled oats

⅔ cups almond milk / rice milk

1 tsp maple syrup (or honey for non-vegans)

A blender


If you use a frozen pack of acai puree make sure you break it in a couple of pieces before you throw it into a blender. If you go the powder + ice cube route be sure your blender can handle it!

To get it really ice-creamy first peel and put the banana into the freezer for two hours.

To make the acai bowl add all the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.

Now garnish as you wish.


Possible Garnishes

Coconut flakes

Pumpkin seeds

Spices

Apples

Home-made granola


3. Easy Chickpea Curry Soup

Sourced from: ilovevegan.com


This fall feel soup is extremely effortless to make from scratch and will bring comfort, nutrition and satisfaction to you and your guests in around 20 minutes.


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes


Ingredients

1 tbsp olive or canola oil

1/4 onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 can chickpeas, drained

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tbsp mild yellow curry powder

1 tsp turmeric

1 pinch cayenne

2 cups vegetable broth

2/3 cup coconut cream

half a lime, juiced


Instructions

In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat.

Sauté onion and garlic for 1 minute.

Add drained chickpeas, coriander, curry powder, turmeric, and cayenne. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring often.

Add vegetable broth and simmer for 5 minutes. Purée and stir in coconut cream. Thin with water (if needed.) Stir in lime juice, taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Serve garnished with a swirl of coconut cream, ground black pepper, and pumpkin seeds.





This article isn't made to make people feel ashamed for any consumption habits they may have. If you are to indulge in pint of ice-cream, indulge. Enjoy the tastes, the experience, focus on nothing else but that moment. Balance will always be a sacred practice. We are not here to be perfect, but to try to be mindful of the thoughts, places, people and foods you choose to consume and how they effect you. We are human and we are here to experience anything and everything, learning the simplistic magic real food provides and sharing it with other people we love and connect with is a powerful ritual which only creates more love and higher vibrations.





Love and Light,


Christine Lauren

Founder of The Healing House

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