The newest section on our blog: Fairy Food. Here we'll talk about the foods that are nourishing and inspiring us. Fairy food means nutritious, vibrant, plant-based foods that make you feel energetic, light, and nourished. We want the foods that we eat to make us feel sexy, not weigh us down. They'll make you feel as pretty as they look. "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."
I just finished a healthy, easy snack that I felt inspired to share – it took me less than 10 minutes and made me feel great: an adaptogenic, rose tea latte with strawberry + almond butter toast.
- 1 slice toasted Ezekiel bread
- Almond butter
- Sliced strawberries
- Sprinkle cinnamon + bee pollen on top
This is soo much better for you than the traditional peanut butter + jelly toast - almond butter has much more vitamin E and iron than peanut butter, and fresh strawberries are a great replacement for jam as they don't contain all of those gross preservatives and loads of highly-processed sugars. It tasted great to me, but if you need a little more sweetness you can drizzle a bit of raw honey on top. Bee pollen is considered one of nature's most completely nourishing foods. It contains nearly all nutrients required by humans. It's rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, lipids and fatty acids, enzymes, carotenoids and bioflavonoids. It has powerful antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties that enhance energy, strengthen the immune system, treat allergies, and more. If bee pollen isn't your thing, or you're vegan, you can replace it with hemp or chia seeds!
Rose Tea Tonic
...blend it all up in a Nutribullet for 30 seconds (I used a Nutribullet, but a blender should work just fine) and you'll get a delicious, warm rose latte! The coconut oil and hemp seeds make it extra frothy. I was inspired by a really amazing (tasting) rose latte I had at a little coffee shop in New York – unfortunately, these are usually made with concentrated, processed, artificially-flavored "rose" syrups. This is a much cleaner, healthier version that tasted just as good, if not better!
Don't even get me started on the Tulsi sweet rose tea. It says right on the box "stress relieving & magical," and damn are they right. The smell instantly relaxes me and uplifts my mood. Also, Tulsi (Holy-Basil) is "an herb with healing properties that relieve stress and protect the immune system." The tea definitely calms me down and always leaves me feeling more centered.