Fruit of the Breeze
You soften in the fresh air. Your breath, your hair, your skin, your lungs fill up and release dust. They fill up and soften the muscles, straighten the spine, stretch your reach, clear your mind, and open your heart. A similar feeling is delving into a juicy bite of fresh, ripe fruit. As if diving into the ocean on a warm day, you are alive, experiencing your senses dancing and wrapping around you, airy and absorbing their song.
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Birds and insects carry seeds around the garden. They pollinate and help aerate the soil. Let us plant Non-GMO seeds to grow back each year. Let nature help us. (To get started, order from a Non-GMO seed company. See a few links below. Learn how to tend your plants, harvest, and use their seeds again…) Fresh vegetables and fruits from your own garden are the healthiest ones to eat. You can see that no one used any chemicals. You can watch them grow. You know what you are eating is good.
Fresh air and water intake is important for our health. Eating foods that naturally have a high water content is not only helpful for hydration, but they are very delicious! Low in calories and packed with healthy nutrients and benefits, why not make a meal of a few of these?
Some fruits and vegetables that have a high water content are: Cucumbers, Grapes, Lettuce and Spinach, Celery, Citrus like Grapefruit and Oranges, Radishes, Tomatoes, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Peppers, Eggplant, Baby Carrots, Squash, Turnips, Cantaloupe, Strawberries (my favorite), Cranberries, Raspberries, Plums, Pears, Apples, Blueberries, Star Fruit, Kiwi, Mangoes, Pineapple, and of course Watermelon!
Fresh food cannot be described as well as it is felt. Felt like cool rocks along the beach. The temperature and texture are unique to each bursting berry. Only your tongue speaks their language. A language that is specifically designed for you.
Hard boiled eggs are another Great to make for the week. Amazing in salads and sandwiches, or standing alone in a drizzle of olive oil, and a smidge of salt and pepper. They only take 12 minutes. Once you have the set up down, you’re all set each week. Get your bowl of icewater ready. All of these foods are great when pregnant or sick too. They help fill your body with what you need to get better and stay healthy.
Just as surrounding yourself with positive people will have a positive influence on your life and health, surrounding yourself with naturally colorful foods will too! They lift up your energy with exciting flavors and their detail of beauty is unlike anything man made.
Hungry? “Smorgasbord it!” A sliced up apple, a few pieces of pineapple, hard cheese, a dollop of whole milk yogurt, sprinkle in some seeds, and lunch! Mangia!
The same approach goes for vegetables. Cut up in bite size pieces, customized for you. Eat raw. Dress natural or with olive oil and/or balsamic vinegar, a bit of salt and pepper. Takes a little longer to chew, and even a struggling jaw can chew very small pieces on a good day. All of the nutrients are there. The food is fresh and you can taste the natural flavors. Eat when ripe for the best taste, color, and texture. Make a large bowl full for the week and keep covered in the fridge, undressed. Broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, lettuce, spinach, green beans, peas, corn, anything you like! Your salad is made for every dinner this week. Your lunch has company. Snack on a small bowl of these earthly delights.
Your fresh food will taste even better when eaten outside or if you’ve had a good fresh air intake that day. If you live somewhere with polluted air and water, your food and the air you taste will be polluted too. Creating air waves in the body is good for the brain and everything else. Yoga breathing helps circulate the air in a wave up your spine and around the back of your head to your eyes, then back down all the way to your toes. Thinking of things in terms of cycles and ellipses is more energizing than thinking in linear statements. Pause the cycle,,,,,,,,, and go out to play!
Going to a market or the local store and ‘seeing what looks good’ is a great way to enjoy and learn about seasonal food. Maybe you get one apple or a few pears. The broccoli bought in season will taste like broccoli! Celebrating the harvest is an age-old tradition. Making it last, working in smart ways to grow the food, preserving it, and enjoying the moment of ripeness is a good example of how to live.
A fresh, ripe peach is heaven. On a colder day, heat one up. Sliced peaches, cinnamon, an optional sliver of butter, and seeds…only takes a few minutes, and then you have a heart warming Mmmmm…
Go out and breathe. Take a break, daily or once a week, to your favorite spot in nature. Take your shoes off (if warm out) and listen to your breathing as a part of nature’s orchestral rhythm. Feel your body relax and become one with the universe.