Spa Cuisine For Your Home
If you are going to take the time and make the effort to relax your mind, sooth your soul, and soak in seaweed, exfoliate, apply mud masks and massage your tired achy muscles, you should not forget to feed your body. But who wants to have to cook once you are relaxed and treated? Nobody, that's who, so here are a few recipes that are tasty and healthy, yet require minimal cooking time. Although most of these have minimal prep time, if you have a recipe that you LOVE, simply complete the preparation ahead of time, and coordinate the cooking time with your facial mask waiting time, or bath soak. Just remember that alcohol is a definite no no, and the food should be healthy, as well as tasty. DRINKS *MELON BLISS* 1/2 cantaloupe, diced and frozen 1/2 cup bottled or canned apricot nectar 1 tsp honey 1/2 cup chopped ice banana slice Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with the banana slice. *BLUEBERRY SHIVER* 1/2 cup blueberries 1 banana, peeled and sliced 1/2 cup white grape juice 1/2 cup chopped ice 1 slice of banana Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with a banana slice. *KIWI FIZZ* 2 medium kiwis, peeled 1 Tbs. honey 8 oz. chilled mineral water ice cubes 1 kiwi slice for garnish Place the kiwis and the honey into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into a tall glass and the mineral water and ice cubes, garnish with a kiwi slice. *CITRUS SPARKLER* 32 oz sparkling mineral water 1 cup cranberry juice 1 orange, sliced 1 lemon, sliced 1 lime, sliced 1 cup ice cubes Empty the mineral water into a large pitcher and add the cranberry juice and fruit slices. Let sit for a bit, then shake to mix well. Pour into a glass over ice cubes. *HONEY COOLER* 1/2 Honeydew melon, diced and frozen the juice of 2 limes 1 tsp. honey 1/2 cup chopped ice 1 lime slice for garnish Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. When finished pour the mixture into a glass and garnish with a lime slice. If you are not into the "smoothie" type of drinks you can always fix a nice herbal tea, or just some mineral water. It is very important to rehydrate your body during and after your spa experience. Whatever you do, resist the temptation to have a glass of wine or other alcoholic beverage. Alcohol will actually dehydrate your body and alter your blood pressure, so stick to the water, teas, and smoothies. In the next post I will give you some spa type food recipes. Have a headache, feeling blue or stressed? Try my new aromatherapy necklaces. This necklace makes it easy to carry your aromatherapy with you! Just unplug the bottle, take a few deep breaths, re-cork and no-one will know that you just had a "spa time out"! There are several custom blends to choose from, so whatever your need, it can be met in a stylish, yet practical way.