I went and had an infrared sauna last night then a deep tissue massage.. which was amaaaazing!! I figured I might as well work out some kinks before they come back tenfold during the long road ahead! I’m leaving Friday to go on a nearly month-long press tour with my clients. This time I’m not touring Europe like I did this summer (check out that blog HERE!), but we are traveling to many markets nationally across all timezones and regions of the U.S.
I am so excited because I get to see so many exotic plants and exotic fruits. I always tell everyone they should take a trip around the world to get inspired!
To prepare, I’m making as much of the dehydrated foods that I can before I leave, which make up a small percentage of the diet I put my clients on. Namely, it includes flax-based seeds and breads.
It is really important to soak flaxseeds overnight, to make them more easily digestible and assimilated by the body. Here are some major reasons we should soak them, as well as our other seeds and nuts:
– The amounts of enzymes, vitamins, and minerals exponentially increases
– Enzyme inhibitors are released into the soak water (so be sure to rinse very well!)
– The nutrients turn into their simpler form: Proteins turn into amino acids, carbohydrates turn into simple sugar, fats turn into fatty acids, etc.
– It makes the nuts and seeds more alkaline-forming in the body
Here are a few other tips:
– Sesame seeds should only be soaked about 2 hours, because they get bitter very easily.
– Most cashews are not really raw; they have been steamed to remove them from their hard, and partially toxic shell. Therefore, soaking and sprouting cashews is futile.
I’ll write more soon as I prepare this week. The next time I’ll have a day off is (gulp) right before Thanksgiving!
I’ll leave you with one last thought:
Yes it’s true! Believe it!!!
Lots of love, Kimberly
I love that last photo~where did you come across it?
I took it in Santa Monica, right near where I live now!
Can you post a recipe for making kale chips pls. Also, do you sale snacks.
Kimberly, I am really enjoying your blog and your insights! Currently I am searching for some help with healing my body from Candida Related Complex, and wondering if you have any helpful advice?
I am searching for a macrobiotic counselor in my area (Houston, TX) but so far have hit one dead end after another. My problems stem from over use of antibiotics throughout my childhood and early adult years, until I swore them off after learning what they can do to the body. Unfortunately I learned too late, and my immune system and my digestive system are both wrecked. Going vegan a little over a year ago helped a lot but wine, and pasta have caused the candida to take over and I am searching for answers to get my body back into balance.
I am eating a gluten free, vegan, diet comprised mainly of veggies and certain nuts/seeds. The candida has given me leaky gut and multiple food sensitivities so I have to rotate my foods and can only tolerate certain GF grains every other day or so and beans only once a week. Right now I am feeling very discouraged and would appreciate any advice you can give.
Also, forgot to add, I am taking Fungal defense, Mega Flora probiotics, digestive enzymes, and caprylic acid to bolster my body’s defenses against this.
Maybe you can provide tips on how to stay healthy while on the road – I’m going on a year long road trip when I’m eighteen, and I know that eating well will be difficult.
Hi Kim! Can you post up the flax cracker recipe you used? I’ve tried a few variations on my own but they only turn out okay. I’d love to know what you do exactly. THANKS!
Sure- what do you do now? I make them different ways. If I want to make it into more of a fine bread with no seeds, I soak the flaxseeds, then rinse well and dehydrate to dry. Then they grind up. I once found in Chicago sprouted ground flaxseed! Then I add different spices to mine- for these I added paprika, cayenne pepper, some pink Himalayan sea salt. It’s kind of a process the blending and mixing…maybe a video would be best! xo
Kim can you please post the proportions for the crackers? I was doing so well for the first 4 months but I find myself craving things other than veggies, which turns eating them into a chore. I confess I have been eating “Hav-a-chips” weekly. I think the crackers would be a great snack or substute for when I have these cravings.
Have a wonderful trip!!! I hope it’s enjoyable, even though we call it “work”. 🙂
Hey Kimberly, By any chance are you comming up to Northern California, and if so when? I would love an oppertunity to meet you.
No Norther Cali on this trip- we start in Vegas, then over to Boston, down the coast to Tenn. over to Texas, San Diego, back to Vegas.
I’m sure I’ll meet you at an event though- maybe one for my book, which comes out in April!! 😉
If you’re in Austin, please let me know!
The party in a bowl looks good. Just add a bit of olive oil or avocado and it’s a yummy salad. 🙂 I buy only the truly raw, hand-shelled cashews, which must be soaked. Some hand-shelled are still heat treated though, so one needs to ask questions of the supplier if they want a truly raw source. Do you soak the ones that don’t sprout too like macadamias? Before it was to soak every nut and seed, now it seems not many need soaking. I do prefer pre-ground flax so I don’t have to mess with soaking, though I guess they wouldn’t work as well as a cracker.
Hi Kimberly, What are your dates you will be in San Diego and Las Vegas? I would love an opportunity to pick your brain and to try out some of your dishes and maybe get some ideas. I finally broke down and bought a Vita Mix blender, What a huge difference it makes with my smoothies. Love It!!! Thanks Bonnie…
It’s been so dark and grey here, but for some reason the sight of you, your green smoothie, and huge gleaming bowls of green made my day more cheerful. And reminded me to get back on the green smoothies–they make me feel so great, like sunshine in a glass!
And again, I cannot wait for April and your book! Hooray!
That is interesting that you don’t chop up your veggies more for your flax crackers. I might have to try that next batch I make.
Sorry if this is a duplicate post….
I think it’s interesting you don’t chop up your veggies more for the flax crackers. I might have to try that next time. I usually chop mine pretty fine and run them through the food processor.
Kim! I was randomly thinking of you and miss your yoga classes so much! Have an amazing trip!! If you have any suggestions for a good yoga spot(s) in the city let me know:)
I loved seeing the Maui waterfall.
I, for sure, enjoy eating raw food because the food is filled with light. However, I”m realizing it’s still a secondary source of light. I’m also discovering that it’s possible to live completely on light alone. So, I made a movie about waking up to more of our Unlimited Self and it that is now an award-winning documentary film that I want to share with you. You can view the trailer at: http://www.whatifthemovie.tv
Thanks for creating this cool blog Kimberley.
hello favorite health expert! i was wondering if you have any tips on how to eat when starting to feel a little bit sick.. u know, when you know that the flu is about to catch up to you but is not really there yet. my faves are tons of fresh ginger and sleep, but i bet you have some ideas to share? 🙂
love you!!! stef
This is such a good idea. I’m on the road a lot and I’ve never really considered creating healthy snakes for the go. Thanks!
Agree! Flax cracker Recipe and Kale Chip Recipes Please 🙂 Thanks as always for the inspiring posts, KS!
I would like to order the products you have created in the back of your book, “The Beauty Detox Solution,” but I can not find the information to do so on your website. Please advise.
hi! The products are not out yet! We put that page in b/c we knew the book would run for a long time, but the products haven’t come out yet. Products are coming though!