I’m hungry, with nothing for breakfast. I’m standing holding the refrigerator door ajar, staring at the leftover quinoa. I glance down a shelf at the half a tub of blueberries. Mmmm, Ok, maybe I do have something for breakfast. The blueberries were quickly heated with a little water and a splash of rice syrup (a natural sweetener), then I added the quinoa. It turned purple, so that was the surprise bonus.
The adjacent cupboard held walnuts waiting to be toasted and tossed across the top. Turned out to be totally delicious.
Yeah, I am the mother of invention. This was not only delicious, but A plus on how long it kept me going. Quinoa contains twice as much fibre and protein as oatmeal.
About the Purple
Eating natural foods has always brought the promise of an enhanced intuition. Putting together meals out of the food you have on hand is one example of how this happens with ease after a time. But eating a purple breakfast that came together out of nowhere, intuitively, needs a little more breakdown.
It is widely known that eating a variety of colorful foods is healthy. In addition, according to the chakra system of the Indian tradition, violet is the crown chakra. Red, orange, yellow, blue, indigo and violet are the colors that represent the chakras. Everyday we energize our body in various ways. Balance in each chakra is associated with good health.
The following images were pulled from Chakra Energy Web which details how you can energize your chakras. One way is through eating food colored the same as the chakra.
The crown chakra is associated with the ability to balance your spirituality with your ability to stay grounded.
(Such interesting information about the blood vessel problems)
A few weeks later one of my students gives me this book, Vegan Cooking for Carnivores, (which is wonderful).
The very first recipe in it is quinoa with berries! And I really thought I’d invented it. So, I realize I’m only daydreaming about chef dom. And my sister sends me this card, as only sisters can…
I also need to eat more red. Bring on the colorful food.