Thank you so much for joining us here! We are so incredibly excited to have you with us to launch our site! Whole Food Love is the dream of two sisters who have always had a passion for health, but took a few detours, before ultimately finding the right path, which allowed us to pursue health education, cooking, research, and counseling full time.
What will I find in this blog and why should I read it?
We look forward to sharing our triumphs and struggles with trying to prepare and eat healthy delicious food (Oh yes – and also getting our family to eat this way.) We also look forward to bringing you amazing recipes for dinners (and of course desserts will be included), juicing, smoothies, cooking tips, health education, money saving tips at the grocery store and even some organizing and scheduling ideas.
Eating clean healthy food takes time, but with the right amount of planning and prep, it can become fun instead of daunting – when you start BASIC. In honor of this being our first blog post, we wanted to start with THE MOST BASIC of the basic…WATER.
So how is water the best low-cal drink I ever had? Well, after adding a few things to my glass, it is ultimately a pitcher of homemade Lemon Mint Spa Water that changed the entire trajectory of my life.
We all know that water is good for us, that we should drink more and that H2O contributes to
- Better Skin
- Better Hydration of the cells and myofascial tissue
- Increased efficiency of our organs
But what are some other reasons, how much should we drink, and what can we do when do when it is difficult to drink as much water as we need, Oh and HOW did this low cal drink of water change my life?
Well, let me take you back to the day that the idea of Whole Food Love began…
My sister Shannon and I had just recently been introduced to Masuru Emoto’s Hidden Messages in Water. A book with beautiful pictures that documents how water exposed to loving and kind thoughts crystallize completely differently than water exposed to a hateful or negative atmosphere. The water exposed to the caring environments crystallizes in beautiful and symmetrical snowflakes – truly beautiful to see. The water that is exposed to negativity crystallizes into shapeless and irregular forms.
All of this talk of water got us a little bit thirsty and instead of turning to plain water, we decided to make a pitcher of Lemon Mint Spa Water. (See recipe below).
An interesting fact about water and how much your body needs it – Human embryos are 95% water, newborns are 75% water, and most elderly people are 50% water! So please, try to get your daily intake. A good rule of thumb is to try drinking at least as many ounces of water as ½ your body weight in lbs.
Example: If you are 150 lbs. you should make it a goal to drink at least 75 oz of water per day.
Maybe it was all the good vibes coming from the Lemon Mint Spa Water, but, WOW did we get inspired! We both had passions for fitness, food, and the link between nutrition and health. (We also both have a passion for saving money but we will save that for another post!)
We had both previously worked in hectic high stress jobs – the life of CPA’s – that did not leave a lot of time for preparing food at home and knew that it was time for a change. We decided that the combination of Shannon’s nutritional training and food preparation expertise + my ability to organize and plan could be developed into a streamlined program and thus the idea of WHOLE FOOD LOVE was born.
After research, seminars, kitchen experiments, we have discovered, tweaked, and created the most delicious, healthy, and nutrient dense meals (and did I mention desserts) that can be prepared for you and your family.
So make yourself a pitcher of Lemon Mint Spa Water, curl up with a good book or visit with a close friend, and make a positive decision that will change the trajectory of YOUR life!
Share your decision with us in the comment section below!
Live your WHOLE life!
Meg & Shannon
LEMON MINT SPA WATER
6 Cups of chilled mineral/spring water
8 slices of thinly sliced cucumber
4 thin slices of lemon
4 thin slices of lime
4 sprigs of fresh mint (crushed)
2 sprigs of fresh rosemary (crushed)
Combine all ingredients and chill for at least 2 hours. Pour over ice and enjoy!