Self Love (Part VI)

Self-love. Love yourself and respect yourself enough to make Don Miguel Ruiz's Four Agreements (or something of the like) your pillars to self-love and self-mastery.

THE FOUR AGREEMENTS - BY DON MIGUEL RUIZ*

agreement 1

Be impeccable with your word - Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. 

agreement 2

Don’t take anything personally - Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

agreement 3 

Don’t make assumptions - Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

agreement 4 

Always do your best - Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

*Source: The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz.

Blueberry, Banana, Maca Smoothie.

Good morning! It's time to get cracking with a blueberry, banana, maca smoothie! This recipe is loaded with super-foods and it is easy and quick to whip up for a meal-on-the-go for busy mornings, or to sip slowly as you ease into the day. 

Blueberries are fibre-rich and antioxidant-rich pearls of goodness, and they pair beautifully with bananas - one of my favourite fruits ever! Bananas truly benefit the cardiovascular system with their high levels of potassium, which is essential to blood pressure regulation and heart function. Ohhh, and sexy maca... Maca grows in Peru and has been used for thousands of years for a variety of benefits (including, but not limited to): it is rich in vitamins B, C, E, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc; it sustains energy levels; it improves sexual vitality by boosting libido and stamina; and, it levels out women's moods in relation to menstruation and menopause by alleviating physiological  symptoms and mood symptoms associated with a cycle/ menopause (cramps, hot flashes, anxiety, depression etc.) Note: it is not recommended to take maca while expecting or breastfeeding.

Place the following ingredients into your blender, and blend until your favourite consistency is reached. Add ice if you would like to a) make your smoothie colder and/or b) sharpen your blender's blades.

  • 1/3 cup wild, organic frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • a spoonful of maca powder
  • Garden of Life Raw Protein powder - Beyond Organic Forumula (or your choice of protein)
  • A dash of cinnamon (for its blood sugar-regulating magical powers)
  • Sprinkle with hemp seeds
  • Ice, ice, baby (optional)
  • Love

Yum!

Be good to you.

W xo