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Written by Tera on February 11, 2013 – -
By Kate Magic
We think of Valentine’s Day as a holiday only for those of us in romantic relationships. But so many of us are single! Regardless of your relationship status, Kate Magic’s list of heart-warming superfoods is here to shine some loving light on your day. Mix in Etherium Pink, Suma, Rose or chocolate (or why not all four?!) and you’ll feel like cupid has got you good! Kate also shares her recipe for Divine Sauce with Big Love which combines a unique blend of spices and flavors that can be served on top of kelp noodles or as a salad dressing. This savory sauce will fill you up with tasty nutrition you’ll adore.
Valentine’s Day is one of the more fun festivals we have during the year. Celebrating love is always a pleasure! Flowers, chocolates and romance should never need an excuse, but how wonderful that they are pushed to the forefront of everyone’s minds at this time.
But what about if you are single? How does it feel to not feel the love? So for all of you reading this who might be feeling a little downcast at the lack of attention and affection coming your way, here are some superfoods that might help create that warm feeling in your heart and stop you feeling so left out.
Etherium Pink is probably my favourite thing for opening the heart chakra. It’s a monatomic trace element that has a real noticeable effect, and helps us feel more in love with everything – not just ourselves and the people close to us, but every aspect of life. If you’re in a rut, and feeling cynical and disillusioned, try this to inject the hopefulness and optimism back into things.
Suma is a very relaxing, gently calming adaptogenic herb from South America. A good dose of suma will make you feel like you are floating away on a cloud of bliss!
Rose is famously associated with heart energies. Use high grade rose essential oils or Medicine Flower rose extract,. Put it in cakes, chocolate, nut cream, kefir or kombucha. I also love rose buds in my tea.
Chocolate contains anandamide, which is the same chemical we create in the body when we fall in love, hence it’s recognized that people indulge in chocolate as a substitute for romance, or to heighten romantic involvement. It is also one of the best dietary sources of magnesium, which is mineral which strengthens the heart, I believe both physically and energetically.
Please note, I am not talking about aphrodisiacs here. We’ll save that for another time! Just foods that help us feel the love. Enjoying them when you’re single will keep you content and shiny and in the right space to attract a wonderful mate. Enjoying them when you’re in a relationship will allow you to experience your loved one on an even deeper level. Enjoy them in smoothies, or my top tip would be to make yourself a divine raw chocolate cake, lace it with rose, Etherium pink, and suma, and treat yourself to a slice for breakfast when February 14th comes around.
Takes 10 mins
You need a blender
I love mixing things up right now and pairing previously unimaginable flavours to create something new and exciting. Here we have Japanese umeboshi, South African baobab, and Turkish sumac all combined to creates a zesty sauce that manages to pull off sweet, spicy, salty and sour with flair. Pour it over kelp noodles, or use as a salad dressing with a kick. It’s Divine, it’s Big, and you’re going to Love it.
2 red peppers
2 tbsp tahini
4 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp Baobab
1 tsp umeboshi paste
1 tsp sumac
1 clove garlic
¼ tsp salt
Chop the peppers for your blender and remove the stalks and seeds. Put everything in the blender together and whizz for a minute until there are no chunks of pepper left. If you’re not using it all at once it will keep well in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.
You can find out more about Kate by visiting rawliving.eu and katesmagicbubble.com.
Kate Magic is one of the world’s best loved raw foods and superfoods experts. She has been on her raw journey for over two decades, and as well as being the author of three raw recipe books, she is creative director of Raw Living, Europe’s biggest online raw foods store. She travels extensively teaching raw food workshops and courses and is also raising three sons on the diet.