To complement “7 Steps to Better Nutrition: Nourish Your Body to Nourish Your Business,” in the October 2016 issue of MASSAGE Magazine.
As a massage therapist, you want your clients to receive the best care and achieve ultimate results from your services. Unfortunately, what often happens in the service industry is an overwhelming amount of service with an underwhelming amount of self-care and nourishment.
When the balance tilts too much in favor of service for your clients, your well-being—and your business—will most likely suffer.
We strongly believe in the power of food and self-care as nourishment. We have seen time and again how changes in diet and lifestyle have led to significant changes on multiple levels. That’s because when your body is well-nourished, not only will you have more energy and feel happier, but you will start vibrating on a higher energetic level.
People will be drawn to you. You will be able to think of more creative ways to grow your business and help more people.
Try these two delicious, healthy recipes to deliver yourself balanced nutrition and lasting energy.
Strawberry Coconut Chia Pudding
⅔ -¾ cup coconut milk or almond milk, unsweetened
2 tablespoons whole chia seeds
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
½ tablespoon almond butter
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes (divided)
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon natural sweetener such as maple syrup or raw honey
½ cup strawberries, sliced
In a small mason jar, mix together chia, hemp seeds, almond butter, 1 tablespoon coconut, vanilla and sweetener. Experiment with the amount of liquid needed, as some people like it thick; some prefer thinner. Be sure to mix well so the chia and almond butter are distributed evenly.
Let sit for at least 20 minutes in the refrigerator. Once mixture has gelled, top with remaining coconut and strawberries.
This recipe can also be made the night before and left in the refrigerator overnight.
Spicy Green Smoothie Bowl
⅓-½ cup coconut milk
2 cups raw spinach
½ teaspoon each turmeric, ginger and cinnamon
1 tablespoon almond or cashew butter
2 tablespoons plain protein powder
½ small banana (frozen is great)
2 tablespoons walnuts, pecans or slivered almonds
1-2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
¼ – ½ cup berries of choice
Blend all ingredients from milk to banana. Pour into a bowl. Top with nuts, berries and coconut.
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Jane Schwartz, R.D., and Stephanie Goodman, C.N.C., of The Nourishing Gurus, teach busy entrepreneurs how to boost energy and productivity through nutrition. They help their clients learn how to properly nourish themselves and make lasting changes through their three-pronged approach that includes mindset and lifestyle changes. They wrote “7 Steps to Better Nutrition: Nourish Your Body to Nourish Your Business,” for the October 2016 issue of MASSAGE Magazine.