Lighten up. This juice recipe and meditation ritual from from Cassandra Bodzak, author of the cookbook and lifestyle guide, Eat With Intention are the perfect pairing for a total mind-body reboot. Discover Cassandra’s one-day detox plan here, learn to make her fave detoxifying homemade juice blend below and kick off the new year with a new healthy ritual…
Yields 1 serving
½ cup watercress
2 cucumbers, peeled
2 limes, peeled
1 cup pineapple chunks
Starting with the watercress, juice all the ingredients into a large glass.
Lightly stir and serve immediately.
Roald Dahl famously said, “If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” I couldn’t agree more. Beauty starts from within and permeates outward. Thinking thoughts that nourish your soul and eating foods that nourish your body is more effective than the most luxurious makeup money can buy. You can’t fake true radiance.
This juice is packed with nutrients that will get you glowing from the inside out! Pineapple juice promotes healthy skin and helps prevent acne, watercress is also great for your overall health with its high levels of vitamin C and cucumber has cooling and moisturizing properties.
“My beauty radiates from within.”
Radiant Heart MeditationIn this exercise, we are going to pull energy into our heart center and allow it to saturate every cell of our being, filling us with light and allowing our inner radiance to pour outward as it overflows.
Begin by sitting in easy pose and breathing long and deep. Close your eyes and focus on your heart center while using your hands to slowly and steadily pull the energy surrounding you into your heart. Your hands should stay at heart height and move from the sides of your body inward, as if you are catching a ball and bringing it into your heart. Feel the light in your heart expand and grow brighter with each motion. Continue for at least 3 minutes, gradually building up to 11 minutes.
Take a deep breath in and bring your hands into your heart, right palm on top of left. Feel the energy pulsing through your heart center and allow it to distribute throughout your entire being. Imagine it filling up each cell with its loving light energy. Exhale.