Don’t Shake It!

The human body is designed to eat food. Every time we eat is an opportunity to nourish and heal our bodies. Digestion starts before the food goes into our mouth. The production of saliva means there are digestive juices to chew, to use the muscles of our jaws and teeth to break down food so that we can absorb the nutrients and feel satisfied.

Now hear this: a shake is a processed food. A strawberry, fresh and fragrant is real food. Shakes and the like are just stimulating a dopamine reaction in the brain defying how we are meant to function, survive and thrive.

Bone broth is a fancy word for soup. My grandmother made soup brimming with vegetables and fragrant herbs. Soup is fun and easy to make, share and eat. Remember talking at the dinner table? Today everyone is busy slogging back shakes and going back to their devices until its time for a manic spin class. Is that fitness? Is that living?

You don’t need a lot of time to make a beautiful delicious meal, it’s quick, easy and not expensive.

Oh go ahead, make a bone broth, or buy a bone broth. There are some great organic meat, chicken, and fish stocks available. Freeze the leftovers in ice cube trays. Take a few cubes, throw em into a pot, add some leftover meat, chicken, fish, or veg, or buy frozen veg and throw in a handful as your soup begins to boil and reduce to a simmer. Squeeze a lemon or lime, add some red pepper flakes, some fresh avocado on top, like the delicious Xochil of Mexico, sprinkle some fresh herbs And you have a beautiful healthy delicious meal. Now that’s living.

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