The Sweet Spot

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Coming off of another phenomenal retreat weekend, I am touched by the stars and hearts in the students' eyes as they head off to their homes.  I am continually amazed by the coming together of so many souls and lives -- first a bit apprehensive, and as the weekend unfolds each heart slowly opens and offers itself up to a collective experience of truth, kindness, laughter, relaxation and community.  

It dawned on me while guiding a long and luscious meditation and root chakra practice on Saturday that "we need YOU".  This means that the world needs the divine feminine energy -- the conscientious, rich, and nourishing energy that comes from awakening your sleepy and shy soul.  So, if you can't make it to the YogaFarm for a retreat or daycation, my greatest hope is that you are doing something -- anything -- to clear your heart, shine the mirror, and awaken to your true nature.  You are just so marvelous, I wouldn't want you to miss that part.  Ever.

Kristin & Suzanne, two amazing souls and yoga teachers and graduated of Deva Daaru School of Yoga -- assisting at the Foundations retreat

Kristin & Suzanne, two amazing souls and yoga teachers and graduated of Deva Daaru School of Yoga -- assisting at the Foundations retreat

All this talk about Love and Truth makes me hungry.  So, how about we fill your belly with some of that Luv?

After each retreat, I have so many scrumptious treats left behind to nourish my family here. Tonight, for example, I pulled out of the freezer a few frozen banana chunks that had been cooked in ghee and cardamom and served with one of our breakfasts.  I made an incredible little "dessert drink" for my Love and I out of these little jewels.  

It was so incredibly delicious, I couldn't help but share (the recipe I mean.  I ate the smoothie already.  Sorry!)

 

Banana Coconut Cacao Smoothie

1/2 cup frozen ripe bananas (you know the ones that turn brown on your counter -- peel them, throw them in an airtight container, and freeze them)

2 cups organic rice milk

1 heaping teaspoon coconut milk

1 heaping teaspoon raw almond butter

3 dates, pitted

1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

pinch of Himalayan salt

1 heaping teaspoon raw cacao powder

1 heaping teaspoon raw cacao nibs

Blend it all together in a Vitamix (or the likes) and eat!  

I get soon excited about these things that are delicious enough for dessert, filling enough for a meal, and nutritious enough to start your day with as breakfast!  

Enjoy!  

And hope to see you at the YogaFarm 

 

Britt B Steele

Britt B Steele, USA