Last month I hosted a”Spring into Health” Wellness Event as part of my Seasonal Be Well Event Series.
I served a Spring-inspired menu, talked about what to eat in the Spring and the guests even helped me demonstrate how to make the dishes!
We had such a blast. The guests loved it and my heart was full!
During my lecture, I spoke about eating more of the following Spring foods to stay strong, healthy and fit.
Here are some of the tips:
Light, Dry, Warm foods: such as flavorful steamed veggies, brothy soups, brown rice help energize and warm us up, so it’s best to increase consumption of these in the Spring.
Seasonal Foods: such as carrots, beets, asparagus, peas and greens help aid in cleansing the liver. When we eat with the seasons, we’re giving our body what nature intends it to have, so head to your farmers market (or Supermarket and look for foods that are locally grown) and eat up!
Astringent Foods: like lemons, apple cider vinegar and coconut vinegar are great for preparing your body in the Spring because they help dry up fat and lighten the tissues in the body to prepare you for Summer.
I also showed a demonstration of how to use a Dry brush. It’s one of my favorite daily morning rituals and helps stimulate blood flow, rids dead skin cells, energizes you, helps with cellulite and metabolism. I absolutely swear by it, so I wanted to share..and the guests loved it!
Here’s the Spring menu I served:
Incorporating foods and ingredients to rejuvenate, cleanse and energize the body.
Simple Chard Salad with a Spicy Lemonade Dressing (bitter and astringent)– made with lemon, honey and cayenne. Get the recipe here.
Carrot-Turmeric Hummus (seasonal and bitter) made with chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, garlic, lemon and turmeric. Get the recipe here.
Brown Rice Pasta with Garlic-Almond Pesto made with almonds, olive oil, garlic powder, garlic and sea salt. Get the recipe here.
Spiked Green Juice Cocktails! Made with Bleustorm Gluten-Free Vodka and Juice Press Green Juices.
Check out some more photos here:
The guests had so much fun and I did too!
Thank you, Coco-mat for hosting this amazing event at your beautiful, natural space, Simply Organic for providing us with delicious, cleansing spices to inspire the guests to cook more and Bleustorm Vodka for helping to spike out green juices!
Hope to see you at the next event! I’m hosting the Summer version called “Hot and Healthy” on June 23rd and hope you can come!
Click here for details.
be bright. be happy. be delightful.