Today’s guest post is written exclusively for the Edible Goddess blog by Gabrielle Brick, a Health Motivator and Educator and Longevity Specialist with over 15 years experience. Gabrielle is a spectacular chocolatier, having created The ONE Chocolate Bar and a line of Avatars, the Snack of Superheroes! You can keep up with and learn more about my good friend Gabrielle on her blog!
WHY LIQUID NUTRITION?
How do I even begin to answer this question? 😉 My initial response is because Iʼd rather not chew! I mean really, if I am to be honest, my initial dance with liquid nutrition came from being tired of chewing and taking the time to sit with such huge meals in order to get all of my nutrients.
The pleasure I derive in huge meals is when they can be shared as a family, whether it be my family of friends, or my family that birthed me into human consciousness. At the core, the genuine pleasure and addiction (yes I consciously chose that word) to food comes from a social imprint. As an Italian I was raised with food as the main focus. Every family visit took place in the kitchen! We almost never sat in the living room… and if we did, it was usually because we had so many people in the house sharing a meal we had to play musical chairs to talk with everyone!
When I am preparing food for just myself, well, I have a very different take. I live a full life! I eat to live and in so doing, I like to get a power packed meal quickly and efficiently. I want my body to be have effortless assimilation in its nutrient uptake! How do I do this? Liquid Nutrition! In my blog youʼll find various articles, however, some of my favorites are the ones on liquid nutrition.
There are so many layers involved in Liquid Nutrition! Every time you add an ingredient you add a layer of nutrition! For instance, what if you chose to make your morning elixir with a medicinal tea base of chinese herbs and from there you add some vegetarian protein maybe from hemp or chia, then you start adding Superfoods, next your sweeteners… get the picture? With every conscious choice you make, pertaining to each food, you can carefully construct your perfect meal. Each one designed specifically for the task at hand!
If I know I have an article to write, or a lecture to perform, anything that requires mind focus and alertness, I have a specifically formulated recipe that does the trick every time! There is NO energy taken up by digestion because it is liquid. All information gets uploaded into the body, is easily assimilated, and I am ready to get the job done! Same goes for working out, or hiking, or any strenuous physical activity. There is a specially formulated elixir that provides ALL the nutrition necessary for optimal performance!
Letʼs go a step further. Now I want to focus on creating a deeper level of hydration within the body while at the same time offering the body silica, protein, Vitamin C and other nutrients; I also want a frothy beverage chilled and slightly sweet… guess what, I have a carefully formulated elixir to do the job! It becomes a game of creativity and requires the depth and vision of education in the specificity of bio-individuality! This is something that excites me and is the reason why I have dedicated my life to helping people obtain OPTIMAL health and vitality that is revolutionary!
Through understanding your attachments to food, the archetypal role food plays in each of our lives, and how every choice brings you to a deeper understanding of self, you will achieve everlasting health!
So the question remains, “Why Liquid Nutrition?” … because we live in a time where our schedules are full, where our list of To-Doʼs is never ending… where a ZEST for life urges the inquiry of something more. In the words of Hypocrites, “Let food be your medicine and let medicine be your food.” We are here to LIVE… let us live then by celebrating our Body, Mind, and Spirit, by giving it what is required to thrive! Easy, light, nutrient packed, juicy food that is medicine in every way!
Empower your immune system and give your digestion a break! Give your mind an opportunity to sharpen! Your Spirit a chance to be free. There are no rules, only choices. And in every choice we make we are brought to an opportunity in loving self better than before. The Alchemy of Self™ is a choice.
Food is like an umbilical cord… it keeps us connected through universality. It is the one place we may all come together and share in the bounty of life. There are many ways to dive into communion, perhaps Liquid Nutrition is YOUR next step!