It is hard to access the meditative aspects of the sixth chakra when the body is depleted. It is important to fortify the body with life-giving foods. During warm months, I look to my Cape Cod garden to help me do this. I pick kale, beautiful lettuces, peas, arugula, rhubarb and strawberries. With each bite feel stronger, happier and more connected to my life as a whole. When we are taking care of the vehicle that carries us through life, our body, everything becomes a whole lot easier. Here are a couple of simple recipes that have become a staple in our household.
Melted Rhubarb and Strawberry Compote
- 6-8 rhubarb stems
- 1 cup of strawberries, cored and cut in half
- ¼ cup of water
- ¼ cup of honey, maple syrup, or a natural sweetener of your choice
Cut up the rhubarb and the strawberries and place them in a saucepan over medium heat. Pour in the water (since both the rhubarb and the strawberries produce a lot of liquid only a small amount of water is needed). After 30 to 40 minutes, the fruits will have melted (although, I just heard that rhubarb is not a fruit but a vegetable). Cool to room temperature. Stir in your sweetener and enjoy with yogurt and homemade granola or as a dessert over ice cream. Yum!!
Super Nutritious Chocolate Almond Butter Cup
- ½ cup organic coconut oil
- ½ cup cacao powder
- 2 ½ tbsp maple syrup
- 8 muffin cups
- ¼ cup raw organic almond butter
- pinch of sea salt
Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan set to low heat until it becomes liquid, then mix with the cacao powder. Stir with a whisk or a fork. Make sure that there are no lumps or bumps, then add the maple syrup.
Put a small amount of coconut oil in the small muffin cups and then pour 1 tbsp. of the chocolate mixture in each cup. Place the cups in the fridge and let set for 10 minutes.
Remove from the fridge and spoon ¼ to ½ tsp of almond butter in each cup. Even the almond butter out flat. Fill each cup another 1 tbsp. of chocolate, and continue filling if any chocolate is left over. Sprinkle a small amount of sea salt on top and return to the fridge for at least a half hour before serving.