Another lovely day in the LUXE Alchemical Kitchen “wizarding” and using my inner alchemy to guide me to what foods I required to eat today, and I came up with something divinely decadent! I’m going to call it “Sneaky Celery”, since it contains celery however, by tasting it you would never guess it’s in there! I’m also calling it an “Al Iksr” which is a name I give to beverages that are packed full of more nutrients than others, making it medicinal. The word Al Iksr comes from the Arabic language (actually spelled Al Ikseer) which defines a liquid used for medicinal purposes, to be taken orally and intended to cure. As part of my nutrition company LUXE, this is exactly what I am striving to do, take what we already enjoy and upgrade it. The benefits of upgrading your nutrition are endless, I could spend hours talking about how you can become a sexy superhero but I’ll save that for another post.
This Al Iksr will increase your energy, aid in weight management, attribute to plump beautiful ageless looking skin, increases brain and libido function, and the list goes on…
*HOT TIP* Make sure you use organic/local ingredients to get the maximum nutrition and results.
Here is the recipe – Makes 1 serving;
- 1 1/2 Cup locally sourced Spring water
- 5 Walnuts
- 1 tbs Udo’s oil
- 1 tbs Tocotrienols
- 1 tbs Acai Berry Powder
- 1 tsp Maca
- 1/2 tsp Acerola Cherry powder
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 2 celery stalks
- 1-2 Dates (depending on how sweet you would like it)
- Pinch of sea salt
You may have noticed I used “locally sourced spring water” in this beverage. reason being is simply because our tap water is sneaky too but not in a good way! As one of my greatest teachers describes filtering tap water is like “drinking water that has been filtered through dirty underwear”, yummy….. and I truly hope I gave you enough of a nasty image so that you go out there and make a fabulous effort in getting your own spring water. It’s filtered through the most sophisticated technology there is in the world – mother nature! Best of all it’s free and will dramatically change your state of being. We are made up out of 80% water! So we better make sure we are made out of the best darn water available and not dirty underwear contaminated mystery substance (sorry for a double nasty visual!).
Udo’s Oil is a fantastic oil for weight management as it delivers the body with healthy fats. There are silly rumors out there that have made us in the past scared of fats, which lead us become starved and experience extraordinary mental fog. Our brain is mostly made out of fat, and so when we lack healthy fats in our diets it actually impairs with our ability to convey great mental alertness. Which leads me to discuss the next ingredient – Walnuts! Have you ever heard of the doctrine of signatures? This is an ancient text used by herbalists This states that herbs and foods that resemble various parts of the body can be used to treat ailments of that part of the body. SO!? By adding walnuts into our mixture, what do you think we are treating? You guessed right – the brain!
According to this same ancient text, take a second to observe a blueberry, what does it look like? An eye! That’s right! The berries contained in this smoothie are packed full of antioxidants a crucial element in keeping the health of the eyes and overall vibrance. The super berries combined with Tocotrienols, which are a nutritional powerhouse and is an impressive natural concentrated source of bioavailable vitamin E as well as proteins, minerals, vitamins, and plant-based fats. Throw in one of the top 4 highest sources of vitamin C (Acerola Cherry) Andes aphrodisiac (Maca), and Brazilian fat blaster (Acai berry), and you’ve got a serious brain powering, weight managing, energy boosting beverage that will make you sexier and glow while you are at it! 😉
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I wrote this post shortly after consuming the Al Iksr, which goes to show how much energy, clarity, and stamina it will give you. If you saw me right now I have the hugest smile on my face, and I’m ready to take on the world and whatever it decides to place in my way, with impeccable adaptability 😀
One of the benefits of having “upgraded” nutrition as part of your diet – you get more things done as you become an unstoppable energetic and happy sexier person 😀
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Marina Love is a leader in the fields of Nutrition, Herbalism, Longevity, Entrepreneurship & Personal/Spiritual Development. Marina studied extensively with The BodyMind Institute and has become an entrepreneurial power-house in Feminine Empowerment Medicine. Marina offers Goddess Circles, Cacao Ceremonies and Individual therapy sessions & Programs in addition to her projects Goddesspreneur Academy, Love Movement, Guiltless Chocolates & Goddess Beauty. Her heart’s mission is to holistically empower women by all means possible in the spirit of sisterhood, non-competition, embracing the Goddess within and holding space for surrender.