Let's just say, this has been the most anti-climatic project in the history of anti-climacticism. (Autocorrect is freaking out right now.) I had envisioned embarking on a journey toward renewal, a fascinating and empowering change in my health and outlook. Angels would sing!
Except, not much changed. Apparently, my chakras are in kick-ass shape. At it's core, chakra nutrition is really about eating lots of fruits and vegetables, choosing a variety of flavorful food and being appreciative for its nourishment. If I learned anything from this project, I learned that I do a pretty good job of this.
But I had planned to post pictures and write inspiring things about what I was eating. So dammit, I'm posting pictures. (Writing inspiring things is probably too ambitious.)
Tea is my go-to drink during the summer. Cold, bitter, thirst-quenching. Throw a teabag or two into a small mason jar filled with water and let it sit in the sun. Go about your business then after a few hours put the jars in the fridge. When you're thirsty, take 'em out and drink right from the jar. (Inspired yet?)
Lettuce, red cabbage, carrots, broccoli, chicken, balsamic vinaigrette.
Yeah, that's about as culinarily creative as I get.
Because I spent all day in the blazing hot sun painting my back deck.
On my way to ballet class I walk through a really great farmer's market. Looking at all the amazing foods and seasonings and wines being displayed makes me want to enjoy preparing good food as much as I like eating it. But I just don't enjoy cooking. I continue on to class, because I enjoy ballet dancing.
My final thoughts on chakra nutrition? I find it to be an appealing premise. I like the idea that when I'm feeling out of balance with life, I can consider food choices to get back to center. Maybe my project didn't result in any earth-shattering changes, but it was time (and thought) well-spent.