Movies, heartache & a strawberry smoothie

One of the things I loved about getting married (a part from my significant other) is how much information I acquired about health and beauty and how it changed my perspective.

Why was that important? Because on a bad day, there is nothing better than cooking something beautiful to be shared with loved ones, dancing at the barre or smothering a mask on your face and drifting off with epsom salts. It’s all so healing. All of us are on a universal search for fulfillment in one way or another. In my heart of hearts I feel living a healthy life brings you a little closer to that phenomenon.

I used to believe in making movies, to me, that was the greatest thing in the world, pouring my heart and soul into films was how I made sense of the universe we live in, a way to discover it. I never thought that my one true love, film, would break my heart, but it did and I’m not sure how I would have dealt with that if my body felt weak and ill from unhealthy lifestyle choices. I don’t know if I will pour my heart and soul into another film, but how would I ever muster the strength for that again if I didn’t want to get out of bed? (Because on somedays, who wants to?) So what does get me out of bed? To explain that I take a green leaf from my friend and nutritionist, Alina Islam.

On days when the blanket is my best friend, I think about the delicious breakfast that’s waiting for me in the fridge or that I’m going to make. I start thinking about berries, green smoothies, chopped nuts, muffins, oatmeal, pancakes…and by then it’s game over. I’ve thrown myself off the bed and I’m eager to get into the kitchen. My brain is that simple. – The Green Lunchbox

Before you know it, you are ready to face the day ahead of you and a little closer to your own phenomenon, no matter how it all seems. So in light of that, here’s a strawberry smoothie that works every time, my heart wants what it wants.

Strawberry Smoothie

(Serves 1)

1 cup of nut milk
1/2 cup of filtered water
Two big handfuls of strawberries (frozen or unfrozen)
1 Medjool date
1tbsp almond butter
1tsp flax seeds
1/2tsp cinnamon

Blitz everything together and it’s ready to serve.

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