A guest post by Michelle Aurora Hebbard.
I get pretty darn excited about earth sourced foods and healthy snacking. I’ve been known to squeal in grocery stores on discovering aisles of healthy snacks and raw chocolates, I plan whole trips overseas around visiting raw food cafes just to taste their delicacies (and by delicacies I mean sweet treats), and I fan-girl pretty much any brand that is out there doing their bit to bring more plant based tasty goodness to the world!
So I’m super excited to share with you what I’m digging right now in the world of plant based living…
OM Bar Centres (where have you been all my life?)
Nobo Icecream (a love story)One day in late November there was a report of snow on the horizon in my lovely town of Hove. I love it when it snows. I love it in the way that only an Australian can who grew up wondering what White Christmases were like.
Meaning no cow in Irish, this total deep freezer supermarket find has become our weekly staple for soothing anything that may not go our way.
Made only with coconut milk and avocado it’s naturally dairy and gluten free, and just yummy beyond words. Aaaand they have a ridiculously amazing selection of flavours too, like Irish Salted Caramel, Chocolate and Toasted Almond and Vanilla and Coconut. Win, win, winner!
Nobo is what I’ve raved about most this year, and I simply can’t wait until Summer to fill my freezer with it. Or rather, to not to be considered weird for eating it when I’m wrapped up in a scarf and thermals.
Drool over their awesome flavours here >> www.nobo.ie
POSITIVITEA (A POSITIVELY DELIGHTFUL EXPERIENCE)
Have you ever wanted to combine your love of chakra cleansing with your love of tea?
In all honesty I hadn’t thought of combining the two until I came across Ellie and her beautiful brand of Positivitea chakra inspired herbal blends. And then I was like: ‘why didn’t I think of this before!? It’s brilliant.’
As someone who has been fascinated by chakras since reading Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss I relish every chance to learn more about my own energy system and how to cleanse and strengthen it.
So I promptly purchased a tester pack (because I have so much difficulty picking just one favourite chakra) and I embarked on a 7 day chakra cleanse.
Each of the teas have life affirming words that connect with the colour, and the nature of that chakra, which is just so uplifting in itself.
There are various ways that you can do a chakra cleanse, the key component as I understand it is to simply give each chakra ample attention and focus.
Here are just a few examples:
+ Using a chakra meditation like this one from Belinda Davidson
+ Wearing the colour of that chakra that you’re celebrating that day
+ Drinking tea that embodies the essence of the chakra of the day (this is where Positiviteacomes in handy :))
If you’re a big tea drinker I imagine that you could do all of the above and drink each of the 7 teas in the same day. But as someone who enjoys being slow and methodical I took it 1 chakra per day, starting with the root.
Ellie has matched each tea to the chakras so that you can truly delight in the experience, and find your favourite.
The result? A very self nurturing and loving experience with a sense of vibrancy and aliveness.
I love this tea. It’s more than just a cup of tasty colourful loveliness to warm me, it reminds me how alive I am. But I’m still trying to pick my favourite!
Find your favourite here >> www.positivitea.london
I hope you’ve enjoyed this bounty of nourishing treats.